Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Sunshine Award

Summer has been over for a long time, which also means that I'm very late responding to Chris' awesome gesture of passing over the Sunshine Award to me. Anyhow, I hope it'll bring a little sunshine back here.

The Rules
1. Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
2. Link to the person who nominated you.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself (use these or come up with your own).
4. Nominate 10 bloggers.
5. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

1. Favorite actor/actress (who's not a household name yet)? 
I feel like Abbie Cornish doesn't get the recognition/ the roles she deserves yet. She was even good in Sucker Punch, which I don't think any actress would've been able to pull off. I've also been a fan of Kat Dennings ever since I first saw her in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. It seems like 2 Broke Girls is going well but I've never dared watching it since the premise sounds sort of stupid. Lizzy Caplan should've been a star after Mean Girls - but it also looks like she's on her way now. It's weird that I can't think of any men... it would be great to see Michael Pitt in more movies though and I'm a big fan of Eddie Redmayne for some reason.

2. Favorite animal?
I love cats but we've had to so far and it never went well. Dogs are lovely too though. And of course - thank you, J. K. Rowling - I would love to have an owl for a pet.

3. Favourite non-alcoholic drink?
This may sounds weird, but I really enjoy drinking water. Otherwise, I like Vanilla Coke, Ginger Ale, Club Mate and all kinds of juice.

4. Favorite music?
I listen to all kinds of music, really. Mainly I like a few songs from each artist. Right now I listen to Blink-182 a lot, as well as Cocteau Twins' Pearly Dewdrop's Drop.

5. Favorite tv-show?
My all time favorite is a German show called Türkisch für Anfänger (Turkish for Beginners). It's so perfect it hurts and I've seen it about 394 times. Haven't been able to convince any other people in the blogosphere to watch it though. Another undying love of mine is of course the new Doctor Who. And Sherlock is great.

6. Favorite sport?
Any kind of dance, but most of all ballet, which is what I do myself. I like how much effort it takes to make everything look effortless, and how the goal is aesthetic perfection - not running after some ball.

7. Movie most people love that I dislike?
Trois Couleurs: Bleu. Watched it twice for French class and still hate it. It's just so f***ing depressing.

8. Favorite short film?
L'homme qui plantait des arbres and La Jetée. Jess Archer vs. the Ex is a great recent one. And anything Pixar ever made.

9. My passion?

10. Favorite soundtrack from 2013?
This Is the End.

It's been such a long time since this award was around, so I have no idea who has already received this award. These are 10 great blogs at any rate:

Sofia from Film Flare
Nikhat from Being Norma Jeane
SDG from U, Me and Films
Veracious from they dance!
Dolce Namak from Dolce Namak

But really, I could've chosen anyone from my blog roll because you are all amazing!


  1. Thanks!!
    Lizzy Caplan should be a major star.

    1. Perhaps Masters of Sex will help her, btw I can't wait to watch that.

  2. Thanks for nominating me Mette. I will send out my award list next week. Thanks for mentioning Jess Archer Vs The Ex. I'm glad you liked it.

    1. No problem, it's always exciting to find new filmmakers especially when they're as great as Jessica Cameron. I still have to work my way through the rest you recommended.

    2. lol. Jessica Cameron directed Truth or Dare. Amy Taylor Directed Jess Archer Vs The Ex. It's great to see more female directors.

    3. Gahhhh not again! I'm becoming pro at putting my foot in my mouth lately -_-. So sorry, Amy, in case you're reading this!!

  3. Thanks for nominating me, it feels like it's been a while since I've gotten one of these awards. Part of it is probably because I don't really participate in the chain letter portion of them anymore, but I really do appreciate getting mentioned!

    1. It had been a while for me too, I just think there are times when these awards are around and others when they aren't.

  4. Glad to see you did the Sunshine post!

    Ha, yeah, Trois Couleurs: Bleu is a bit dark, I like the visual style, but it's definitely my least loved of the trilogy.

    I'll have to look up that short film Jess Archer vs. the Ex, and you (yet again) reminded me I need to listen to the albums of Cocteau Twins.

    Thanks for taking part!

    1. Objectively the style of Blue is dashing, but it only adds to the darkness of that movie. I mean, there are movies where I appreciate, even love the darkness, but it's just far too realistic and depressing in this one. For me, anyway. I really want to watch the other two though.

      You can find the short on vimeo and youtube, it's really worth the short time it takes to watch.

      Thanks for passing the award on to me!

  5. La Jetée is MARVELOUS!!!! And yes, Cornish can be great so she should get better roles, but she can also be awful, which is why she gets so many terrible roles. UGH.

    1. It is, it's so overwhelming! Very different approach to filmmaking than any other movies I've seen. I never found Abbie Cornish terrible in anything, she's just a bit bland in some roles like Limitless.


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