Meg Fischer from Austin, TX

@megfischer81 on Twitter


Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?

I work for the local school district as the Literacy Plan Coordinator; I'm basically an Educational Girl Friday. I'm also a big fan of movies (obviously) and I'm a pretty avid reader. I like to cook, and I'm a little on the crafty side, so I like to make things when I have time.


What’s your favorite movie snack?

Some pairing of wine and cheese, though the varietal of wine and stinkyness of the cheese vary, depending on the movie.


What’s your favorite part of TCM?

Is it weird if I say the commercials? I mean, I know there aren't really commercials on TCM, but all of the amazing content between movies: the montages of monthly highlights, the actor tributes to the actors who influenced them, the movie trailers, even the ads for the Wine Club - it's all so lovely and pleasant, it's better than most of the primetime stuff happening anywhere else.


What’s your favorite movie genre?

Screwball comedy, hands down. I love ladies who talk fast and have plenty to say. 

I also really love Christmas movies (that's a genre right?), and I enjoy a good whodunit.


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

Do you realize that these questions are impossible? It's like when servers wait until your mouth is full to ask what else you need -- yes, it's THAT impossible. 

But, because I probably need to at least try to answer this question, I'm going with Jack Lemmon. I think he was tremendous - he could break my heart and make me laugh, and sometimes, like in The Apartment, he did both.


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

Shirley MacLaine. I'd like to think that we'd have witty banter about UFO's, but it's far likelier that I would ask her if she thinks I can pull off a pixie cut.


What do you collect?

Fun brooches and buttons. People don't wear brooches often, so I'm always excited when I spot someone else with one, and I love matching my brooches to my outfit/holiday/mood. I wear one every day.


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

The Thin Man. When my husband and I were dating, it was the first classic movie I made him watch with me. Was it a test? Maybe. Happily, he loved it, and we've been doing our best Nick and Nora impression ever since.


Thank you Meg!  For being in our Member Spotlight, we're sending you TCM's holly-jolly book Christmas in the Movies.  Christmas movies are absolutely a genre and this book proves it!

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