Guy Schiessl from Williston, ND
Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?
Retired Air Force NCO currently working as safety manager for an irrigation company. What I enjoy doing is spending time with my wife Karen, whether that is gardening, traveling or watching movies.
What’s your favorite movie snack?
At the theater: When I was a kid it was "Flicks" chocolate candies that came in a tube, now it is probably M&M's. At home: A bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
What’s your favorite part of TCM?
I really enjoy the intro & exit commentaries on the films but anything you do that gives a back story. Of course, just watching the films (no commercials) is pretty darn good.
What’s your favorite movie genre?
Like all movie buffs I like great movies no matter the genre. But if I had to pick, it would probably be epics. I relish sitting in a theater, or even just in my living room, for long periods of time watching a Ben-Hur, The Longest Day, Gone with the Wind, or a Spartacus.
Who’s your favorite actor or actress or filmmaker of all time? And why?
Actor: When I was young it was Errol Flynn but now it would probably have to be John Wayne. I just enjoy watching him. Actress: Definitely Ginger Rogers. My favorite director is William Wyler because he was an expert at directing intimate emotional scenes that exude compassion and joy. I like that feeling!
Who would you be thrilled to meet, and what would you say?
I would love to meet Robert Osborne, and just say "Thanks".
What do you collect?
I collect anything Laurel & Hardy because I've loved them since I was a kid and I just kept coming across collectible things of theirs wherever I traveled in the last 40 years.
If you had to pick just one, what would be your favorite movie?
Easy: How the West Was Won. Why? Lets see; young boy with vivid imagination; big screen; all the great stars; "Flicks" candies; watching a western in a movie palace; it left an impression that has never left me.
Thank you Guy and thank you for your service! For being in our Member Spotlight, we're sending you American Titan, Marc Eliot's excellent biography of John Wayne. It'll give you a whole new appreciation for Duke.
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