It is my honor that Iba from I Luv Cinema tagged me with a 7 x 7 Link award. Due to continuous chaos and a sick doggie, I haven’t been able to respond until now. Similar to the Liebster Award, it’s a “get to know you” award. I love these!
The 7 x 7 Award highlights a blogger’s favourite pieces of work and is passed on to others so that they too can do the same as a way to promote posts and/or blogs.
Unlike the Liebster, the questions do not vary, but like the Liebster, some are more difficult than others. So here we go.
1.Tell everyone something that no one else knows about you.
I don’t think I’ve told very many people why I don’t like camping. By “camping” I mean, sleeping in a tent, not a cabin or a camper, and cooking your meals over a fire. My parents were really into it but it was never something I liked. Then I nearly drowned on a canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness, and that pretty much sealed the deal. Canoeing isn’t my favorite thing either.
2. Link to one of the posts that I think best fits the following categories:
a. Most beautiful piece: I don’t know! I think it’s The Best Picture Project: THE APARTMENT (1960).
b. Most helpful piece: The post that I find most helpful to refer back to is The Artist: Homages, tributes & shoutouts. Not only is it a record of all the details noticed by myself and others, it also shows me how very much I have to learn about silent films. I hope other people find it helpful too.
c. Most popular piece: Future Classic Movies Blogathon MEGA POST. The Future Classic Movies (FCM) Blogathon involves predicting films made in 2000 or after that will still be drawing audiences on TV, or a chip in our brains, or whatever form of communication exists, 30 or 40 years from now. These will be as old then as the ones we watch on TCM now. And my pick for the inaugural FCM blogathon…well, have I mentioned how much I like The Artist?
d. Most controversial piece: I don’t have too many controversial opinions (about movies anyway), but there’s no question that my pick for Future Classic Movies, Round 2, Moneyball, did not meet with unanimous, or even minimal, approval. I just saw it again, and I stand by my choice 100%.
e. Surprisingly successful piece: That would be Dana Andrews Blogathon: BOOMERANG! I didn’t think this would be one of my most-read posts but I’m happy that it is because I think Andrews is really underrated and more people should see his lesser-known work.
g. Most pride-worthy piece: Who’s The Boss? Ida Lupino. This was a really spontaneously-written post prompted by research I was doing for TCM Party, the live tweet I run. I think it’s one of my better-written pieces; it seems to flow well, and I managed to cite all my sources.
3. Pass this award on to seven other bloggers:
UPDATE: Here are my nominees for the 7 x 7:
If by some chance, you’ve already gotten a 7 x 7 that I missed, please feel free to pass it along to the deserving blogger of your choice :)
I’d also like to highlight some previous winners’ 7 x 7 posts: