Aug16

Jason O. Logan from Bellerose, NY

 

Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?

I'm a freelance writer for various geek websites and part-time caregiver for my grandmother who probably will say she takes care of me more than I do her.

 

What’s your favorite movie snack?

Raisinets when I want to cheat but most times seedless grapes so I don't look like Caspar Gutman.

 

What’s your favorite part of TCM?

There's so much that I love about TCM that it's always difficult to narrow it down to just one element but I'll just keep it basic and go with the channel's vast library of films that even after twenty-five years still introduces me to new movies, creators, and stars.

 

What’s your favorite movie genre?

I'd have to say my favorite movie genre is classified as "Whatever Piques My Interest." I'm not being coy but I can watch Buster Keaton's The General and follow it up with Robert Mitchum in Out of the Past and finish off the night with Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch

There's too much variety on TCM to limit my appetite to just one genre.

 

Who’s your favorite actor or actress or filmmaker of all time? And why?

I don't know if they are my all-time favorites but right now I do know I will stop whatever I'm doing to watch anything with Warren William, Simone Simon, and Orson Welles. 

Warren William was the epitome of aristocratic cool which served him well in comedies or dramas. 

Simone Simon is continually fascinating to me because she had the face of an angel and the voice to go with it but she was far from a pushover in her roles and gave as good as she got.

Orson Welles because he was one of only a handful of filmmakers who changed the language of film and what was possible to create on celluloid.

 

Who would you be thrilled to meet, and what would you say?

Orson Welles so I can ask him over whisky and cigars after a gourmet meal where his cut of The Magnificent Ambersons is located.

 

What do you collect?

I've collected comic books, mostly DC, since I was nine years-old and forty years later I have a great collection supplemented with a heaping helping of memorabilia.

 

If you had to pick just one, what would be your favorite movie?

Meet John Doe because I love dark and edgy Christmas movies anyway, but watching the epitome of American stoicism Gary Cooper with tears in his eyes as Barbara Stanwyck pleads with him not to kill himself under the direction of Frank Capra puts this one at the top of my all-time favorites list.

 

Thank you Jason!  For being in our Member Spotlight, we're sending you the Batman in Noir Alley comic book, signed by Eddie Muller.  Bag and board included!

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Mickey Fisher's picture

Another kindred spirit! I love THE WILD BUNCH and Raisinets! (And I'm starting to look like Gutman myself, come to think of it.)

vijaya channahsorah's picture

Hi Jason. Short-note to say your responses are excellent and insightful, e.g., Orson Welles as a film-maker and an actor--overall creative artist...