Earlier this week, the gracious Dan from PGCooper’s Movie Reviews passed along the 7×7 award to me and six others. How sweet! Now I shall keep this gravy train rolling.
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.
1. Tell everyone something that no one else knows about you.
When I’m not watching movies, I like to be outside, preferably hiking, walking or playing disc golf (which I am awful at).
2. Link to one of the posts that I think best fits the following categories:
a. Most beautiful piece:
I don’t know about beautiful, but you get a better sense of who I am and what I love about movies after reading my review of my favorite film, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
b. Most helpful piece:
This is certainly no how-to or advice blog, most of what I write is pretty subjective. However, my post exploring animation is pretty informative and surveys a wide range of the genre.
c. Most popular piece:
My review on E.T. is the most viewed post on my blog. Happily, it a post I’m very proud of.
d. Most controversial piece:
One of my earliest reviews describes how I hated My Fair Lady. I agree now, it’s a little harsh, but in the heat of the moment, I wrote exactly how I felt about the film. And having seen the film since then, I respect the film a bit more, but still can’t stand it.
e. Surprisingly successful piece:
A while after I posted my review on 1982s The Verdict, the good people at MovieFanfare asked if they could repost it on their site. My honest reaction was “…really?” I guess I felt like it was a struggle to get out, but not a bad review at all, even if some commenters at MovieFanfare say I gave it a “lousy” review. Lesson learned, always compliment Paul Newman’s performance. You can find it here on my blog or here at MovieFanfare.
f. Most underrated piece:
Sadly my review of 1932’s The Champ is one of the least viewed articles. It’s a great film about a struggling father and son, with young Jackie Cooper and earned Wallace Beery an Oscar.
g. Most pride-worthy piece:
There are a few movies I was afraid I couldn’t write a good enough review for that have become some of my favorite pieces. Among those is the beautifully intangible Tree of Life.
3. Pass this award on to se7en bloggers.
Thanks again Dan for passing this on. It’s always fun sharing and exploring new blogs.