Sophie. 18. Currently Residing in England.
I started this blog in May, 2010 and didn't actually intend for it to be a film blog but it only took a couple of posts for me to realise that film was the only thing that I could comprehensively and, perhaps most importantly, interestingly blog about. I'm not a particularly regular blogger as of the moment, but I hope to work out some sort of schedule this coming year. Well, we'll see how that goes...
A few things about me
Classic film is a huge passion of mine (Captain Obvious here). I've watched the classics for as long as I can remember, but I really fell in love with them around the age of 12/13 and the rest, as they say, is history. That being said, I will also quite happily watch post-1970 films.*
My favourite classic actress is Deborah Kerr (you can find my Top 20 here) and my favourite contemporary actress is Gillian Anderson. As far as actors go, it's Gregory Peck for classic and Damian Lewis for contemporary.
I have so many favourite films that it's rather hard for me to pick just a handful to share but to give you an idea of my taste in films, here are a few I could watch over and over: The Sound of Music, Fried Green Tomatoes, My Man Godfrey, The Birds, Julia Misbehaves, Breakfast at Tiffany's (cliché, I know), The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars (IV, V, VI), The King and I, Random Harvest, The Trouble With Angels, The Thrill of it All, Stand By Me, From Here To Eternity, Singin' in the Rain, How To Steal a Million, My Favourite Wife, etc.
As for tv series, my heart belongs to Band of Brothers. Other favourites include The Golden Girls, Matador, The X-Files, All Creatures Great and Small, House, The Pacific, Bleak House, Downton Abbey, Agatha Christie's Poirot, Marple, & Gilmore Girls.
When it comes to music, I will listening to anything. I have a soft spot for John Williams' soundtracks and the scores of Band of Brothers and The Pacific.
I really enjoy reading both fictional and non-fictional books about WWI and WWII. I have a soft spot for Charles Dickens' work, especially Bleak House and Dombey and Son. James Herriot's books, the Anne of Green Gables series, and To Kill a Mockingbird are all quite high up on my favourites list. I may be 18, but a bit of Enid Blyton never goes amiss either.
I sometimes like to imagine that I'm going to be the next Meryl Streep.
I have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with Glynis Johns and hold high hopes that one day she will come and spend a Sunday afternoon with me so that we can have a sing-song and then watch Mad About Men.
I have a dog called Scamp who has the personality of a staid and bewhiskered professor/psychotic mass murderer. He enjoys eating, walks, eating, lying in front of the fire, eating, being petted, eating, chasing cats, and eating.
If you want to know anything else, you shouldn't be so nosey. ;D
*I become just as annoyed with classics fans who say that they won't watch films made after a certain date because "they just don't make them like they used to" as with the people who won't watch black and white films or anything before a set date. Cinema evolves and will continue to do so for as long as people continue making films, it's silly to cut yourself off from so many incredible films just because of the date they were made.