I’ve seen Liebster Award badges here and there on a number of blogs, but I never knew what they meant. Then Blogferatu got nominated for one.
So I looked it up.
Turns out this is a friendly kind of thing amongst bloggers who nominate blogs they like that don’t have tons of followers yet.
I also found a horde of variations on the “rules” for how to go about doing this, so I’m going with the iteration I’ve seen the most:
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
- Answer the 11 questions that blogger gives you.
- Nominate up to 11 bloggers of your own choosing (blog should have fewer than 200 followers).
- Let them know (in a comment) that you’ve nominated them.
- Give them 11 questions of your own.
I would suggest, for me anyway, that my nominees also post their answers in a comment to this post because I’m
nosey as hell intensely curious and interested.
Thanks to Bex over at Film Music Central. Bex was, I think, one of the first to follow This Humble Blog and start liking stuff. If you haven’t yet, go have a look at Film Music Central. Super helpful if you want to A) be able to talk about the dimensions added to a film by how it uses music and sound but B) don’t have the time to read Truffaut’s interviews with Hitchcock.
- Favorite Star Wars film? I was 12 when the first ever Star Wars came out, so it’s always gonna be my favorite.
- What is your favorite film soundtrack? A Clockwork Orange. I love the mix of classical with Wendy Carlos’s eerie precursors of synthpop.
- What is your favorite Disney film? Fantasia (for reasons that should be obvious)
- What is the most recent film you saw in theaters? Janis: Little Girl Blue. After horror, my favorite kind of film is documentary, and I’m a big Janis Joplin fan.
- What is the worst film you ever saw? I’m not trying to be contrarian or iconoclastic. But Fellini’s Satyricon? I’ve tried. Truly I have. Unwatchable. Sorry.
- Who is your favorite actor/actress? Peter O’Toole. Mainly I think it’s the voice.
- Could Tom Hiddleston pull off being James Bond? If not, who? Hiddleston comes off as too slick and intelligent. While Bond epitomizes suave and cool, he is historically not all that perceptive. I think one could do worse than Tom Hardy.
- What’s that one movie you could not live without? Psycho
- Favorite (and least favorite) movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Favorite so far is Ant-Man. Least favorite is, gulp, Captain America: The First Avenger. Page or screen, I just never liked or cared about the character.
- By the same token, favorite and least favorite movie set in the DC Universe? If Dark Knight doesn’t count, I don’t have a favorite. Least favorite is Man Of Steel. Really any Superman movie would fit here. He’s the only superhero I like even less than Captain America.
- Batman meets Iron Man in a fair fight: who wins? That’s really tough. Both are intelligent and have more money than god. Batman is a trained fighter and martial artist. Iron Man is not. While a strong belief in math and physics would suggest giving Tony Stark the edge, when I look into my own dark heart, I find it’s just a little more Batty.
Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet
Grand Old Movies
Make Mine Criterion
Mike’s Take On The Movies
Shadows And Satin
That Other Critic
The Un-Book Report
My Questions For Them (might be a little horror heavy–stake me)
- What’s your favorite movie theater and why?
- What’s the most overrated horror movie you’ve ever seen?
- Most underrated?
- What horror movie do you refuse to ever watch and why?
- What is your favorite movie monster? Can be general or specific.
- What’s your favorite movie villain death?
- Who is your favorite horror author?
- Favorite story or novel by that author?
- What’s the best adaptation you’ve ever seen? Can but does not have to be the author from #7 (or even horror)
- The worst?
- How important are previews to your movie-going experience?
That’s my Liebster post. Fun. Hope my nominees like being nominated and enjoy their questions. I know I’m anxious to see their answers.
Next week, another Naro Escape.