Diane Tomasik from Palm City, FL
@rodtaylorsite on Twitter
Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?
I do a lot of volunteering, primarily for the giant used book store that benefits my local library system. I also volunteer doing newsletters and/or social media for nonprofits (an extension of my career in communications and editing). And I keep adding to The Complete Rod Taylor Site, a website I started in 2001 and which will never be completed!
What’s your favorite movie snack?
My treat when I go to the theater is salty, buttery popcorn that I wolf down even before the trailers are finished.
What’s your favorite part of TCM?
I really enjoy all the intros and outros, tributes, interviews, trailers, etc. Even if I'm not watching the movie that TCM's airing, I'll often switch over to see what special features are being shown in between.
What’s your favorite movie genre?
It's hard to narrow down a genre. I enjoy musicals and film noir, sci fi and romance. But focusing on particular themes, I like movies with a time travel aspect and ones that feature newspapers.
Who’s your favorite actor or actress or filmmaker of all time? And why?
Rod Taylor. He's an immense talent who demonstrated skill in action, romance, light comedy and serious drama. He captured my attention with his looks and charm in The Birds and The Time Machine, and I set out to see allllll his movies and TV shows. He often seems to be forgotten or underrated, and I've made it a mission to counter that trend!
Who would you be thrilled to meet, and what would you say?
It would be cool to meet Quentin Tarantino, but I'm afraid I wouldn't get a word in edgewise!
What do you collect?
You mean aside from Rod Taylor movies, TV shows, photos and press clippings? Books featuring Sherlock Holmes. Novels by John D. MacDonald (80+). And Gary Carter baseball cards (400+).
If you had to pick just one, what would be your favorite movie?
Of Rod Taylor's movies: The Time Machine. Of everyone else's: Rear Window. Those two top a list of movies that I never tire of watching, including His Girl Friday, Jaws, Twelve Monkeys, Time Bandits, Singin' in the Rain and Sunday in New York.
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