Ask me Anything part 2 – ANSWERS

I was meant to post this yesterday, but this has been the most insane week ever! So here are my answers to your questions!

Mike asked ‘Your top 5 favorite movies?’ The Apartment, All About Eve, Casablanca, Some Like it Hot and – that’s the issue, I can never come up with a top 5, 10 or 20. But those four are pretty much the top 4.

Your top 3 favorite plays?’ Humm, interesting one. Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman and Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.

Your top 3 favorite TV shows of all time?’ Queer as Folk (US Version), The Golden Girls and… the third one could be a million-way tie between soooo many shows, including Cold Case (read my article here), Ozark, Orange is the New Black, Boston Legal, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US), etc…

Your top 2 favorite musical performers?’ Is that performers in musicals, or music acts? I’m assuming music acts, so Duran Duran and George Michael. If you mean musicals, Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.

Favorite current actress and actor’ Again, sooo many. Going to say, at the moment I’m a little bit obsessed with Timothee Chalamet.

Troy asked ‘Have you seen Michael Mann’s Collateral?’ Maaaany years ago, will have to get back to you on that one!

Gill asked ‘Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? You’re allowed three actors, two actresses and a director’ Love this question! Cary Grant, Jack Lemmon, Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck and Billy Wilder.

Jon DiBenedetto asked ‘What are your top 5 favorite noirs?’ Double Indemnity, Laura, The Killers, The Big Combo and Sweet Smell of Success.

Favorite Hollywood films of the 1930s?’ Bringing up Baby, Three on a Match, My Man Godfrey, Baby Face, etc

Most underrated director?’ Humm… probably Lewis Milestone or Gregory LaCava.

Thank you for your questions, everyone! Read my ’30 useless facts about me’ article on my Medium page here 😀

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: To Have and Have Not (1944)

As I mentioned in my previous post (ask me questions!!), my birthday is coming up. I will be thirty years old next Friday, September 16th. That is also Lauren Bacall’s birthday, something I’m very proud of. And because I’ll be answering your questions on my birthday and because I haven’t had any memorable lines of my own in any movie, September’s ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES goes to Lauren Bacall. More precisely To Have and Have Not (1944, dir. Howard Hawks), which I would argue is Lauren’s film. Seriously, to own a movie that hard at just 19 years old is unbelievable. Here’s the deal: American fisherman Harry ‘Steve’ Morgan (Humphrey Bogart) helps the French Resistance by transporting people to the island of Martinique, while romancing lounge singer Marie ‘Slim’ Browning (Lauren Bacall). Here are three of my favorite quips, all Lauren’s:

  1. What are you trying to do, guess her weight?’ Slim to Steve – Steve caries an unconscious woman to a bed, and Slim is, of course, jealous. And we like that.
  2. I’m not hard to get, Steve. All you have to do is ask.’ Slim to Steve – I mean, isn’t that one of the coolest lines?
  3. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.’ Slim to Steve – This probably makes this the most predictable ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES ever, but hey, it’s a killer line, I don’t care!

Stay tuned for my Ask Me Anything answers on the 16th!