Okay, wow! I’m astonished, amazed, and pleased as can be to say that this here blog has been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This, I think, makes the third time. I’m surprised, to say the least.

I must be doing something right? I suppose.

In any case, I’d like thank The Classic Movie Muse for this nomination.

And now to list the rules:

  1. List the award’s official rules
  2. Display the award’s official logo somewhere on your blog
  3. Thank the person who nominated you
  4. Provide a link to your nominator’s blog
  5. Answer your nominator’s questions
  6. Nominate up to 11 bloggers
  7. Ask your nominees 11 questions
  8. Notify your nominees by commenting on at least one of their blog posts

Apparently, it’s part of the rules that the award’s official rules be listed among the rules. Got that? :)

So … #1 done.

I’ve included the award’s official logo above. So check #2 off the list.

And I’d to thank The Classic Movie Muse once more for the nomination!

So check off #3 and #4. Done!

#5 Answer the nominator’s questions

1. You are able to travel back in time and are starring in a film from Hollywood’s Golden Age which decade would you prefer and why?

I’d go with either a screwball comedy from the 30s, because they look fun, or a 40s film noir with a woman who isn’t a femme fatale, because that would be awesome. Yeah, that’s the ticket!

2. What is your favorite film related book?

OMG! I’m reading Pauline Kael’s book Taking it All In. Kael was without a doubt one of the most wickedly funny film reviewers ever!

3. Do you own any pieces of memorabilia from classic Hollywood (autographs, magazines, etc.)?

As a matter of fact, I do. I own a framed copy of that famous Life Magazine cover with Marilyn Monroe on it. Dated August 17, 1962, which came out after she passed away.

Photo of actual framed magazine cover taken by moi.

4. What was the last classic movie you watched and would you recommend it?

That’s easy. I’ll be reviewing it here soon with Séan Weathers, assuming technology cooperates, etc. It’s In a Lonely Place. Great flick!

5. What is the post that you’re most proud of on your blog? Leave a link to share it with us!

Wow, that’s a tough one. But I’ll have to go with my comparison between the horrible original Thomas Crown Affair and the much, much better remake!

6. Is there a movie that has made an impact on your life? Whether it be through the viewing experience, the film’s message, etc.

Absolutely. The movie Ikiru prompted me to organize a fundraising campaign for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF). It is, in short, an inspiring movie!

7. Which film do you think should have won for Best Picture but didn’t?

L.A. Confidential. Got ripped off because of that one about the boat.

8. Do you have a favorite film composer?

Well, it’s either Bernard Herrmann or Ennio Morricone.

9. What classic film would you recommend to someone who says they hate old movies?

What kind of heathen hates old movies? Well, it kind of depends on the person, their mood, etc. Either Casablanca or Where Eagles Dare.

10. How do you approach movie watching? Do you have a method (i.e. going through filmographies) or watch whatever you’re in the mood for?

I wish I had a method. Mainly, I search for interesting stuff in genres that I figure will appeal to me, which takes in an awful lot, actually. I’ve been focusing here on film noir, mainly because I write crime fiction and a lot of great classic films have been based on those books. The very books I like to write and/or read.

11. If you could give one piece of advice to new bloggers what would it be?

Pick a topic you love, just be yourself, and have fun!

But wait! There’s more!

#6 Nominate up to 11 bloggers.

Ah! “Up to 11” you say? I wonder if I can manage that.

Okay, here we go!

Bored and Dangerous

Diary of a Movie Maniac

Everything Noir

I Think, Therefore I Review.

Millennial Movies

Movie Fan Man

Out of the Past

Shadows and Satin

Silver Screenings

The Blonde at the Film

World O’Crap

Wow! I did it. :)

#7 Ask your nominees 11 questions

Now, this should be interesting.

  1. Why do you write movie reviews?
  2. What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen? And why is it the worst?
  3. Who’s your favorite character actor from the Golden Age of Hollywood?
  4. If you could pick a movie to be in, which one would you choose? And what part would you play?
  5. What’s the funniest movie you’ve ever seen? (Counting movies so bad they’re funny!)
  6. Who are your favorite film reviewers?
  7. Which would you rather see in a movie: Sherlock Holmes or Philip Marlowe?
  8. Can you name three female movie directors who worked from the birth of cinema to the Golden Age? (Google if you must! Or just answer “yes” or “no”. But, c’mon, you can find out.)
  9. What actor or actress would you most like to have dinner with?
  10. What’s the most over-rated movie you’ve seen?
  11. If your life was a movie, what would it be titled? (Feel free to use the titles of real films. Anyway you like. They’re not copyrightable, you know?)

And finally …

#8 Notify your nominees by commenting on at least one of their blog posts.

I promise to get to that. Soon!

PS: Speaking of fundraisers for DMRF, which I was, right?

I’ve started a fundraising team for dystonia.

Right now, I have 18 people on my team. If I can get 7 more paid members, the team will qualify for matching funds!

Check out the deets here!

While unfortunately, T-shirt orders have already been placed, your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

And, those of us with dystonia thank you for your attention!




This publication is a mix of real and sardonic movie reviews. I also feature public domain films with snarky captions in my awkward version of MST3K.

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Debbi Mack

Debbi Mack

New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including the Sam McRae Mystery series. Screenwriter, podcaster, and blogger. My website: www.debbimack.com.

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