As you know, I don’t turn down awards. I’m selfish that way. Not that I don’t appreciate the nomination by Aurora (aka @CitizenScreen) over at Once upon a screen… for The ABC Award. I do. She’s simply awesome, as a writer, blogger, and friend. Her love of, and annual visits to, the TCM Film Festival attest to that.
I’m honored that a blog award with the word awesome in it comes my way. Really. Still, such things do come with rules. My kids will confirm I’m a stickler for such things:
- Download the award logo and add it to your acceptance post. ✅
Nominate a few fellow bloggers and share the award.
Since the award is ABC, take each letter of the alphabet and use it to tell something about yourself.
One down. Now on to that second part… The other awesome bloggers I’d like to share this with include:
Ruth at Flixchatter
ckckred at Cinematic
Cindy at Cindy Bruchman
Keith at Keith & the Movies
Iba at i luv cinema
Finally, the hard part. Those pesky things about myself, irritating as some are😉.
…is for my second favorite Frank Capra film, Arsenic and Old Lace. The film’s unexpected darkness, along with Cary Grant’s priceless double-takes, make it a classic.
…is for Bullitt. Likely Peter Yates most famous film, at least over on this side of the pond. A thriller that’s more than its famed car chase, or Steve McQueen’s blues.
…is for Epiphany Proudfoot from Alan Parker’s Angel Heart film. Lisa Bonet was alluring as all Hell (pun intended), and her performance broke my heart.
…is for the first letter of my actual given name. I’m a middle child who only uses his middle name. Sometime in the future I’ll explain why I don’t use it.
…is for Hell House. A favorite Richard Matheson horror novel of mine, later adapted to film, which my duo post partner Rachel and I will examine come October.
…is for James, as in Bond. Still my favorite male character, from the longest running film series I’ve seen in its entirety. Naturally, I’m a Sean Connery Man, myself.
…is for Key Largo. Not the island off the Florida coast. For both the ’48 film by John Huston, and the sentimental ’82 Bertie Higgins song my wife hates, but I love:
…is for Licence to Kill. My favorite, his last, of Timothy Dalton’s OO7 films. A darker direction for the Bond franchise, with an underappreciated actor in the role.
…is for Michelle Pfeiffer. One of the most bewitching and versatile actresses to have claimed me as a longtime fan. Her work in this film partly explains why.
…is for One After 909. An underrated song from the Let It Be album I picked awhile back, which doesn’t get either the play or the credit it deserves.
…is for Phase IV. I remain a steadfast fan of this 1974 sci-fi cult classic. Directed, in his only feature film stint, by famed graphic designer and titles master, Saul Bass.
…is for Quick Change. The underrated 1990 New York comedy that has a recognizable 70s vibe to it. J.D. explains why, “You can go ahead and shoot us now!”
…is for Snuff. THE most inept and repellent movie I ever had the distinct displeasure of projecting in 1976. One of the few movies I wish I could UNwatch.
…is for Vulcan. Still the most fascinating alien and ally from the Star Trek universe. You’d be a fool to not have this friend by your side.
“I’ve always liked that word… “zephyr”… so rarely have an opportunity to use it in a sentence.”
If that doesn’t work for you, then it’s for Zombieland. The clever, politically keen horror film from 2009. John Kenneth Muir explains why I love it so.