Art Glover from Denver, CO
@aeglover56 on Twitter
Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?
I am currently semi-retired, effective January of this year. I was previously the Human Resources Director for a large library district here in Colorado.
What’s your favorite movie snack?
Popcorn, of course. Lightly salted, no butter.
What’s your favorite part of TCM?
I love discovering movies that I haven't seen before, it is an education for me. I also love seeing old favorites. And the introductions from Ben and others, as well as the special TCM features, are great fun.
What’s your favorite movie genre?
That's an impossible question to answer! If the film is good I don't care what the genre is. I typically prefer dramas that are character-focused. I also love a good thriller or mystery, and I enjoy westerns. I am fascinated by film noir, I'm trying to see more of them. I'm also a sucker for a good comedy. I love the movies of the 1970's - a time when the studio system was breaking down so younger and more diverse writers, directors and actors were getting work. A huge spate of great films were released during that decade.
Who’s your favorite actor or actress or filmmaker of all time? And why?
I have many favorites, but in the interest of brevity I'll just name one - Alfred Hitchcock. His films are fascinating from a psychological standpoint. He was a great film maker. His films are fun to watch for anyone who enjoys the art of film making. At the same time, his films are simply fun to watch for anyone who likes a good story expertly told.
Who would you be thrilled to meet, and what would you say?
I'm not star-struck. But some actors appear to be kind, smart, interesting people who are also excellent at their craft. I would enjoy having a drink with Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier or Dustin Hoffman. I'd love to talk about how they pick their film roles and why. If I could bring back the dead I'd love to have dinner with Katherine Hepburn, but she probably wouldn't give me the time of day. :-)
What do you collect?
Movies and music. I just purchased a great Blu-ray set of 14 Hitchcock classics. I am also a huge music fan (I sing and dabble at playing piano), so I own more CDs and LPs than any reasonable human being should have!
If you had to pick just one, what would be your favorite movie?
Just one? Really? I'd go with The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II. Brilliant classics.
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