Many thanks to Ruth of Flixchatter fame for passing along one of what I like to call the “getting to know you” memes This one is the 7 x 7 Link Award.
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.
So without further ado …
1.Tell everyone something that no one else knows about you.
When I was young I dreamed of being a prodigious child athlete. First sport = gymnastics and then tennis.
2. Link to one of the posts that I think best fits the following categories
a. Most Beautiful Piece.
I don’t know so much about ‘beauty’ in the aesthetic sense, but the piece I wrote in dedication to my dad on what would have been his 65th birthday (he died less than two months shy of it in May 2010) was one that came straight from the heart and I hoped adequately represents what he means to me … he was (and remains) one of my best friends.
b. Most Helpful Piece.
The piece I did this year for Mothers Day when I asked my mom what some of her favorite films were. This piece made me realize that my mom and her movie selections have definitely left a lasting impression upon me and also informed the films that I have come to appreciate over the years. So in essence, it helped me understand myself a little bit better.
c. Most Popular Piece.
In terms of straight-up page hits = Tudors on Film
d. Most Controversial Piece.
I purposely try to steer away from controversy because I am afraid of offending people but I guess one that I debated going through with an posting was my overlooked piece on the film Coco Avant Chanel. Mainly because subsequent to seeing the film, I found out more than I wanted to know concerning the legendary fashion designer.
e. Most Surprisingly Successful Piece.
(Again based on page hits) My dedication to Dame Elizabeth Taylor at the time of her passing. This was another impromptu mental dump where I just wanted to give a straight, personal cinematic assessment of her life and work.
f. Most Underrated Piece.
One of my earlier (and quite frankly poorly written) pieces from way back in 2007 about Children of Men. It is for films like this (especially at the time) that I was inspired to discuss my love of film.
g. Most Pride-Worthy Piece.
My piece on moral obligations in filmmaking. If only for the reason that I think it is the piece I spent the most time contemplating and trying my best to present a well reasoned and balanced argument on the subject.
3. Pass this award on to seven other bloggers.
Yvette at in so many words …
Sergio at Tipping My Fedora
Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club
Candice at Reel Talk
Dan of PT Snob
Newlywed Pete of I Love That Film
Dawn of Noir and Chick Flicks