Sunday, April 17, 2016

CMBA Blogger Profile: All Good Things

The CMBA profiles two classic movie blogs per month – on the 1st and the 15th. Today we're celebrating Monty from All Good Things.

Monty from All Good Things has been building relationships in the classic film community for quite some time.

In fact, he began a Be My Guest series on his blog in May, 2010 that ran until October, 2013. In this series, he interviewed fellow classic film bloggers about their favorite actors and films, as well as their classic movie experiences.

"I started the series as a way of getting to know my fellow bloggers and classic movie lovers," he says. (Read one of these interviews HERE.)

Monty also features his famous Famous Actress Tournaments on his site. Click HERE to join the fun and cast your vote.

But he's also a dedicated and passionate film fan, especially when it comes to his favorite actress, Carole Lombard. You can find out why she's his favorite HERE.

             CMBA: What sparked your interest in classic film?
All Good Things: I first got hooked on classic films back in the early 80's when this channel called Nick at Nite would air classic movies late on night, and it took me to a whole new world. I was like 12 years old then, and have been a classic movie fan ever since.

CMBA: What makes a film a "classic" in your opinion?
All Good Things: I believe a film is a classic if it presents a strong plot and writing along with excellent characters that you become invested in, and you really watch every scene with anticipation.

CMBA: What classic film(s) do you recommend to people who say they hate old movies?
All Good Things: I would recommend pretty much anything with Carole Lombard and Cary Grant, my two favorite stars of all time. But not wanting to be biased, I would recommend watching such classics as The Lady Vanishes, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Sunset Boulevard, The Big Sleep, The Best Years of Our Lives and lots more.

CMBA: Why should people care about classic film?

All Good Things: Because classic films represent history and have really important significance in when and how they were made and the subject matter on hand.
CMBA: What is the most rewarding thing about blogging?
All Good Things: Oh, that you can share your love of classic film with people from all over the world.   

CMBA: What challenges do you face with your blog, and how do you overcome them?

All Good Things: Probably my biggest challenge of late is finding the time to write on my blog.

CMBA: What advice would you give to a new blogger?

All Good Things: Be patient and just let your thoughts flow from your mind and heart and everything will just come together.

Thanks for joining us, Monty. You can visit his blog by clicking HERE.

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