Be Inspired: Sunshine Award Questionnaire

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The nicest thing happened a few months ago. Gill from Realweegiemidget’s Reviews blog nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award. It's been ages since I have been gifted one of these. They were really popular when I first started blogging back in 2011. It was really cool to be nominated and thought of by such a wonderful blogger like Gill from Realweegiemidget’s Reviews.

Now technically I will not be receiving the award because I cannot nominate 11 bloggers. Frankly the world of blogging especially for us vintage bloggers has changed dramatically over the years. Many have left and stopped blogging. Honestly I just don't know 11 consistent bloggers well enough to nominate them. So although I won't fully receive this award, I still wanted to answer the questions that Gill asked because they were just too much fun to pass up. 

I also wanted a chance to share a little more about me. Hope you enjoy reading and check out Realweegiemidget’s Reviews blog when you can. 

Who would be your dream interview subject and why? 

My dream interview would have been a gaggle of Old Hollywood stars including Joan Crawford, Jimmy Stewart, Sidney Poitier, Debbie Reynolds, Bette Davis, and Ricardo Montalbán, 

What’s your favorite blogathon that you have either run or taken part in?

All the ones I have participated in the past year.

You have the choice of a film festival to attend in 2024 in an all-expenses paid trip, which do you choose…?

I only know of one. The TCM Classic Film Festival. It began in April 2010 but by then I was pregnant with my third child and my two eldest where toddlers themselves. I knew I wouldn't be able to go and I remember feeling crushed. I really wanted to meet Robert Osborne as I admire him greatly. So going to this festival would be a long awaited dream come true for me.

What film-inspired present would you buy for me if you had 50 dollars (or your own currency) to spend…?

I would get you a few dvds and books to enjoy because they are the gifts that keep on giving.

Imagine that you are moving house, which actor or actress would you choose as your next door neighbor?

I think I would want neighbors who would be friendly and fun. I think it would be Debbie Reynolds and Robert Osborne. Debbie would never be boring and Robert (who did technically acted a little in the 1960's) would be great to do a book club with or watch movies with all the time.

What’s your favorite film franchise?

Of modern films I will say the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings franchises. 

Which year is your favorite in film, and support your answer with your top 3 movies from this time…

I cannot choose a year in classic films because it's just too much too sift through. I can give one favorite year of films from the 1980's because its the main decade of my childhood. These films are super nostalgic for me. The year is 1985 and some of the top favorites of that year were; The Last Dragon, The Goonies, Back to the Future, Explorers, Fright Night, Silver Bullet, Young Sherlock Holmes, Legend, Ladyhawke, and Enemy Mine. It was a great year for movies. 

Recommend a film to me that you think would easily fit in my blog.

La Prima Notte Di Quiete (1972) starring the great Alain Delon. I would also highly recommend I Knew Her Well (1965). It's beautiful and deeply haunting.

Without saying who the murderer is, which Agatha Christie inspired movie would you change the murderer in…

I would have to choose The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

What's your favorite films related biopic? 

I cannot share one so I will share a slew that I have enjoyed through the years. Some of these are; Brian's Song (1971), The Elephant Man (1980), Amadeus (1984), Empire of the Sun (1987), Chaplin (1992), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Boys Don't Cry (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Remember the Titans (2000), Frida (2002), The Pianist (2002), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Philomena (2013) Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Hidden Figures (2016), Elvis (2022).

Who was the first celebrity who responded to you on social media and who was the last…?

None. The celebs I appreciate are all much older and don't know how to use use social media very well. Oh, Ethan Peck (Gregory Peck's grandson) did like a comment I left for him on his IG page-does that count?

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  1. So lovely to learn more about you, Daffny! I love your choices for interview subjects. Wonderful to see Montalban make the list - he is always so gracious in the interviews ive seen him give. Hope all is well with you!


  2. Peck's grandson definitely makes the grade. I once got s like from Judi Dench's daughter. And still giving you the award despite not nominating anyone. I always find that the hardest bit. Thanks for the Delon recommendation too in this fab post.

    1. Yay! Thank you! You're so sweet! I will add it to blog asap!! Thank you again for nominating me! xox


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