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Liebster Award

Posted on the 03 August 2012 by Diana @azizaspicks
Liebster award
Yesterday the lovely Ethan from A reservation at Dorsia (I love the name, BTW) passed the Liebster blog award on to me. So now it’s my turn to tell you some things about me and answer Ethan's questions. Here are the rules of the blog-a-thon:
Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post.
Go to their page and tell them.
No tag backs.
11 things about Diana
1. I try to avoid as much as I can Horror movies- I have probably seen maximum 5 in my life. Blame Chucky, the killer doll, for this absurdity. [I watched it when I was like 7 and I couldn't sleep for 3 days after it]
2. I can't really explain why, but I just can't stand Jennifer Aniston, she annoys the hell out of me; some goes with Blake Lively.
3. Chocolate- my drug, in any shape or form. The longest I've lasted without having it? probably a week
4. I went through a very long phase (aka crush/obsession) of Backstreet Boys mania- hey, don't laugh or roll your eyes, I was 8 or 9. Nick Carter was my idol :)
5. I am a very lazy, rather static person. Me, in clubs every night or walking for days? hiking? sports every week? neah, not my thing, sorry!
6. As much as I am into indie and alternative music right now, I can't refuse a good R'n B song- this week's choice: Frank Ocean- Thinkin about you
7. Considering I write a movie blog, you would be shocked and horrified by the number of classic, must see films I haven't watched....YET!
8. Confession: I never understood the fascination about Lord of the Rings trilogy- why do people think it's the best thing in the world? it's not, it really isn't! Best Picture winner? really? *prepares to hide from the avalanche of tomatoes coming her way*
9. Most of my day is consisted of me daydreaming- I waste so much time imagining things and hoping for miracles or unrealistic situation to happen, it's beginning to annoy me. Is there a cure for that?
10. If I could adapt a book into a movie or mini series, that would be East of Eden by John Steinbeck- fantastic story with a level of character development that just amazes me, and I love character development in films.
11. I have never paid for 1 movie and went to see 2. I want to do- is it tricky to do? any tips? :)
Here are Ethan's eleven questions for me:
1. Which do you prefer: Foreign films or english-language films?
English- language films: I think knowing the language and understanding, first hand, what they are saying, without reading the subtitles, makes you understand and feel the story better
2. Black & White or color?
Color. As much as I like the magic and uniqueness of black&white, color is very important to me.
3. Has any film changed the way you look at something? If so, which one and what did it change?
Hmm..interesting question, I don't know, I don't think so, nothing comes to mind now!
4. What part of the filmmaking process interests you the most?
Scriptwriting, directing and casting, in that order, the first being the most important.
5. Have you started working on creating your own films?
I have several script ideas, I just haven't started yet- I really should, though, very soon
6. Did you discover film on your own or did someone expose you to it?
It's hard to explain, but let's just say that my film passion, the one that drove me to start a blog, started recently because of my viewing of A Streetcar named Desire.
7. What’s your favorite genre?
Probably drama, or something like Little Miss Sunshine or Juno, which is a mix of drama and comedy, from my point of view
8. Do you just enjoy watching films, is it actually a career path that you want to pursue, or do you already work in the film industry?
It's a career path that I want to pursue
9. When a novel is adapted to film do you read the book before watching it or vice versa?
If I am interested in both, I always first read the book, then see the movie, for me this makes much more sense than the other way around.
10. What do you think is the most powerful creative medium? Why?
What do you mean by creative medium? if you're talking about the best place to work or one that can influence your creativity flow, that could be anywhere- sometimes I get inspired on the tube or at a coffee shop, but honestly most of my ideas come at night, before going to sleep, or when I daydream, which I do a lot.
11. What’s the best use of music you’ve ever seen in film?
Recently, I've been fascinated with scores and orchestral music, I've been noticing it more often. The best example I can give, the one that pops up in my mind, is the typewriting piece or piano sounds from the Atonement score- if you've seen the movie, you know what I am talking about. It's rather original and interesting.
My 11 questions:
1. What's the song that you keep listening these days (the repeat curse)?
2. The last film you saw in cinema? 3 words to describe it please
3. Childhood crush?
4. Think of a soundtrack of a movie and tell me the best song from it, one that you still listen, years after you've seen the film
5. What's that one genre of films that you usually don't watch?
6. If you could adapt a book into a movie or miniseries, what would it be and why?
7. Tell me one actor/actress that you would be starstruck by (imagine you walk in a Starbucks and you see him/her 2 feet from you- possible reaction: eyes wide open, legs shaking, suddenly it's hot in the room)
8. If you could recommend a book to your readers, what would it be and why?
9. How would you describe a perfect (or close to perfect) script? what are they key elements it should have?
10. Favorite British actor/actress?
11. What did you have for lunch?
I know a lot of people already got the award, some even from different sources, so it is hard for me to transfer to 11 new people, but what I am really interested is in your answer of the questions. I will nominate some blogs, but anyone can answer them, in my comment box or on their blog, I would love to read your replies anyway. Here are some of my choices:
Ruth from "splendid and lovely"
Nikhat from "being norma jean"
Margaret from "cinematic corner"
Ruth from "flix chatter"
Stevee from "cinematic paradox"
Anna from "defiant success"
Liam from "underwood uncut"
Alex from "and so it begins"
SDG from "U, me and films"
Alex Jowski 
...and so on!
Like I said, no need to do everything all over again or ask another 11 people, just answer the questions! :)

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