Feb22

Peggy Morgan from Langley, WA

 

Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?

I love to travel and spend time with my grandsons. During the Summer months, I like to go to our cabin and relax, read, write, kayak, boat, enjoy dinner parties with neighbors, and watch classic film DVDs (yes, that's the only kind of TV we have at the lake).

 

What’s your favorite movie snack?

Popcorn and rootbeer.

 

What’s your favorite part of TCM?

The movies of course! However, I do like the hosts' descriptions of each film. I've learned a lot about the actors, locations, filming, directing, and other unique trivia I would not otherwise have known. It provides an intimate feel - an "ordinary person's" window to some of the best cinema ever made.

 

What’s your favorite movie genre?

I am a tried-and-true Western fan, but I also like mysteries, "who dunnits", and film noir. I just love a good twisted plot full of suspense!

 

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

So many... but I do love Hitchcock! I can watch any Hitchcock film any time. I never tire of the plot and suspense of his films: North by Northwest, Vertigo, Rear Window, to name a few. I try to find his cameo in each movie, and my favorite actor is Cary Grant. I love his versatility and sex appeal.

 

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

Jane Fonda. I would ask her about her long acting career as well as her father's. I would talk to her about her health, fitness and life philosophies. I'd like to know about her activism during the Vietnam war and how she feels about it today. I think she would also know a little bit about Ted Turner...

 

What do you collect?

I collect photos, paintings, prints, etc., of old dilapidated buildings, barns, boathouses.

 

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

Casablanca is that one movie I absolutely must watch whenever it airs on TCM.  I’ve probably seen it 30 times!

For me, Casablanca has everything: drama, romance, suspense, tension, and even a bit of light-hearted relief. The moods shift between characters and scenes, as catch phrases are indelibly fixed into memory such as “Here’s looking at you kid,” and “We’ll always have Paris.”  This 75 year-old classic is as timeless as love and honor and sacrifice of the heart, body and soul.  The script is compelling and so well-written and perfectly executed by the cast: Humphry Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, and others… It’s not often you get a mix of profoundly professional and iconic cast members together in one film.

Yes, Casablanca is my pick. The story never gets old or redundant and I’m always left wanting for more at the film’s legendary ending when Rick and Louie walk into the night fog together in “beautiful friendship.”  

 

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