Rose Anne Ost from Colorado Springs, CO
When you’re not watching TCM, what do you do?
I'm a part-time healthcare consultant and a watercolor artist.
What’s your favorite movie snack?
Popcorn! Is there any other movie snack?
What’s your favorite part of TCM?
I love so many things about TCM: The variety of the movies, the commercial-free programming, the TCM Classic Cruise and TCM Shop are all on the list. But my favorite part of TCM is hearing the back-stories of the movies. Sometimes I'll tune in just to hear the pre- and post-movie "insider details." So much wonderful trivia is shared about the actors, directors and the making of films.
What’s your favorite movie genre?
It's a tie between films from the silent era and Pre-Code films. Both genres are fascinating.
Who’s your favorite actor or actress or filmmaker of all time? And why?
It's so hard to choose just one actor/actress. Marion Davies is one of my favorites. I think she was completely underrated as an actress, and her flair for comedy is nearly unsurpassed. I also love the glamour (and serious acting chops) of Norma Shearer. My favorite filmmaker is Charlie Chaplin. I think he was a genius. Alfred Hitchcock would come in a close second . I especially love his silent movies.
Who would you be thrilled to meet, and what would you say?
I would be thrilled to meet Robert Osborne. Though I had a chance encounter with him on the first TCM Cruise in 2011, nothing would give me greater pleasure than to sit down and pick his brain about Old Hollywood. He's a walking Hollywood Encyclopedia!
What do you collect?
I collect old movies (mostly from the silent era through the 30s).
If you had to pick just one, what would be your favorite movie?
That's a bit like choosing a favorite actor, but if I had to pick just one, it would have to be Gone with the Wind. This movie is perfection, from the brilliant casting and acting to the exquisite production values. Honorable mentions would include The Farmer's Wife (an early silent from Alfred Hitchcock), the extraordinary Night of the Hunter directed by Charles Laughton, the poignant City Lights from Charlie Chaplin, Father Goose with Cary Grant (because it makes me laugh no matter how many times I watch it), Notorious with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman and One Week from Buster Keaton.
Thank you Rose Anne! For being in our Member Spotlight, we’re sending you the 75th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition of Gone with the Wind. Frankly, my dear, it’s got a ton of bonus features.
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