A while back I got nominated by a fellow blogger for something called the ‘liebster award’ which is basically similar to a tag.
He answered 10 questions and then gave me 10 questions to answer. Then I am supposed to create 10 questions for other bloggers and tag them. Will do my best to come up with good questions and tag a few people I haven’t bothered in a while.
Who is your favorite Disney character of all time?
An extremely tough question. The first character that popped in my mind is Woody from Toy Story. He’s nostalgic and old fashioned while expressing very human emotions of jealousy, regret, fear, joy, etc. Others I love Lilo, Cinderella, Genie, Maleficent, Baloo, Cruella, Simba, Wall-e, Remy, Elsa etc.
Which composer in the modern era do you look up to the most?
Tough call but Ennio Morricone is an amazing composer that creates music which doesn’t even need words to bring me to tears. His score for The Mission (a fantastic film with Jeremy Irons and Robert Deniro about monks who try to convert a wild tribe in the Amazon in 15th century). This song called Gabriel’s Oboe is stunning. I love it so much there have been days I’ve put it on continuous loops and just listened to it again and again.
But he also has a lot of variety. He has done songs for Joan Baez and Paul Anka. He is a favorite of Quentin Tarantino and did the Kill Bill orchestrations.
He is so unanimously loved that he won an honorary Oscar for his contributions to movies even though he has not one a traditional statuette. The year he did the Mission he lost to Herbie Hancock for Round Midnight which is a jazz masterpiece so it is kind of apples and oranges. Both great.
Which musical that you have seen is the most spectacular?
I don’t know if they are talking about stage or movie. For stage it would be Les Miserables. I love the story and its themes of mercy vs justice and forgiveness and hope. But more importantly I love the music. Aside maybe the Little Mermaid, Les Miserables was the first time I really connected with music and the story in a personal way. I just saw it live at a local live theater and was still as in love with it as I was at 14.
As far as movies just watch one of my recent videos.
What is your favorite show tune?
I don’t know if it counts because it was in a movie first but it would be Somewhere Over the Rainbow. To me it is this fascinating layer of hope, optimism, despair, longing and a feeling of hopelessness all in one. I think back when my ipod was working I had 12 different versions of the song.
I also love Someone to Watch Over Me by the Gershwins.
Finally I’d say On My Own from Les Miserables. It was like no other music I’d ever heard before. It was raw but still beautiful. I still love it.
Which is the most horrendous song you have heard in your life?
I don’t know. I don’t like heavy metal or any songs about abuse, hate, and other criminal activities.
Which song represents you the most?
It depends on the era of my life but to be perfectly honest it would be a religious song like Amazing Grace or I Stand All Amazed.
Who do you model yourself after? (It can be someone in real life or a fictional character)
Jesus and my Grandpa.
Where in the world do you want to visit the most?
I wish everyday of my life I was in Hawaii. As far as some place I’d like to go to that I’ve never been too I’d say Australia.
If you drop by Florida to visit one theme park only, will you visit Walt Disney World or Universal Studios?
Disney World because it’s got all stuff I like where Universal Studios is just basically Harry Potter and I like HP but not a die hard.
What sort of career do you aspire to have?
Exactly the one I’ve got. I want to keep working in digital marketing and continue to learn and grow. Honestly as long as I am working from home I’m a happy gal. Environment is way important to me than the actual task at hand.
I guess I would love to be a writer and finish editing my novel.
My10 questions will be
1. Would you rather choose only reading, only movies, or only music for the rest of your life?
2. What’s the biggest thing you wish you could tell yourself 10 years ago?
3. If someone was going to play you in a movie who would it be?
4. Which is better? Lord of the Rings vs Harry Potter?
5.Name your favorite animated movie?
6. What qualities are essential to you in any kind of friend?
7. What is your favorite poem?
8. What makes you laugh the hardest? Could be stand up, TV, movie, book whatever?
9. If you could go back and live in any other era but our own which would you pick?
10. Have you ever walked out of a movie? If so, which one? If not what is one you really hated?
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