Jun26

Nancy Moore from Troutdale, VA

 

Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?

At age 80, it makes me very happy to wake up in the morning. My husband of 55 years is suffering with Alzheimers Disease, so I take care of him as well as I can 24/7. That's pretty much all I do because I dearly LOVE my retired Marine hunk and will as long as I can.

 

What’s your favorite movie snack?

Dark chocolate and Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream... YUM!

 

What’s your favorite part of TCM?

I truly love all of TCM's programming. I must admit your "TCM Remembers" segment at the end of each year is one I look forward to. I feel happiness when I see a familiar face once again and then shed a tear or two because he/she is no longer with us. In some way I find it cathartic just knowing that although a favorite actor is gone, TCM will keep him/her in my living room as long as I can see.

 

What’s your favorite movie genre?

Gosh! I love 'em all! Drama (To Kill a Mockingbird); Westerns (The Searchers); Musicals (Singin' in the Rain); Epic (Gone With the Wind); Noir (Casablanca); Comedy (Blazing Saddles and Some Like It Hot); Suspense (Gaslight); and on and on and on.

 

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

This is so hard. Early years, Tracy, Bogart, Gable, Grant, Davis, Hepburn*; middle years, Newman, Grant, Tracy, Bogart, Garner, Davis, Hepburn, Day; now... none. There were several others I would have added to the list, but thanks to another of my "Senior Moments" I couldn't come up with their names. Hepburn got the asterisk because, in my opinion, in her earliest movies she was a phony, overacting, terrible actress. Thank goodness she grew up quickly and became the marvelous actress we all so admire!

 

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

Paul Newman. I would say how sorry I was that he didn't win an Academy Award for Cool Hand Luke. In fact he should have won two... one for his incredible talent... the other for his incredible looks... sigh!!

 

What do you collect?

I collect Indian artifacts, arrowheads, etc. I enjoy walking plowed fields in search of some, and have amassed quite a nice collection.

 

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

To Kill a Mockingbird. It's my favorite movie because it ran the gamut of love, comedy, suspense, joy, heartbreak, justice or lack of it, all with great settings, excellent camera work, a marvelous, riveting story, and perfectly acted by all involved.

 

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Dinah Kaufman's picture

My mom was model.actress Suzy Parker and my dad actor Brad Dillman. I would love to come on the show and talk about them and the movies they made

Caitlin Robinson's picture

Wow! You made some great choices! I agree with you. Paul Newman definitely should have won the Oscar for Cool Hand Luke. He was so charming and witty in that role wasn't he? He looked so good in that film. I think he looked great in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as well. You are spot on about Hepburn. She really did have a total metamorphosis into a brilliant and mature actress. I also just wanted to say what a lovely and devoted wife you are and I applaud your hero of a husband for his service to our country!

Nancy Moore's picture

Hi Caitlin...I just can't thank you enough for your wonderful comments on what I had to say! To be honest, I was kinda afraid that I would offend some with my Hepburn comments. I was almost sure I would hear from someone that I was an idiot wrapped in a moron for degrading her. Your comment that I was "spot on" was such a relief! ! ! I think you and I totally agree that Paul Newman looked great in all of his movies...second sigh... You are such a kind and very pretty (your picture) lady to have taken the time to send me your opinions. I want you to know that you really brightened another long, sad day for an old lady in the mountains of Virginia. Thank you with all my heart!!! My very best to YOU and YOURS...Nancy

J.P. Giuliotti's picture

So, I absolutely adore this woman. From her commitment to her husband to the way she articulates why she is a fan of classic movies and specifically why she has picked some of her favorite actors.
It was so refreshing reading this! God bless!

Nancy Moore's picture

To begin with, I absolutely adore your remarks!!!!!!! How very, very kind you are. I'm sorry that there isn't a picture of you because I'm sure that you would have such a nice face to go with your big heart. I hated to have to submit a picture when I was selected because of my age and the fact that I look like ten miles of bad road. But, what the heck, I earned all those wrinkles through the years, and a lot of them from smiling. Your comments certainly added another "smile wrinkle!!!" Thank you again, J.P., and God bless YOU and YOURS...Nancy