Why is the name 4 Star Films?
I am a film enthusiasts but I try and focus on high quality films that are commonly rated 4 Stars and above. There is such a thing as a bad film, so I try and focus on ones with good reviews, entertainment value, artistic merit and a lens into humanity.
What is the purpose of this blog?
Initially the site was just so I could catalog what films I had seen. Now I would like to think that the purpose is to talk about great films, stars, directors and other movie related news for the fun of it. I especially want others to appreciate Classic Hollywood as much as I do!
What is your Favorite Movie?
It’s a tough question so here’s my tough answer. When I was younger I would have said Star Wars. That is still good but now I would probably say Rear Window. I love Alfred Hitchcock. I love Jimmy Stewart. I love Grace Kelly and I love mysteries.
Who is your Favorite Leading Man?
I would have to go old school and say Jimmy Stewart. He was the perfect every man and he was in a plethora of classics all over the board. It’s awesome impersonating him too.
Who is your Favorite Leading Lady?
Again I would have to go Classic Hollywood and pick Audrey Hepburn (although Grace Kelly is a close second). Both were so memorable in their film roles thanks to their beauty, poise and “grace” on screen.
Who is your Favorite Director behind and in front of the Camera?
It has to be Alfred Hitchcock. He’s the Master of Suspense for good reason and his string of cameos make his films even more memorable. The balance of entertainment and art in his films is what has allowed him to remain popular all this time. There’s something for everybody.
Favorite Movie Quote?
Maybe something from Up (2009)?
Favorite Scene from a Movie?
That’s another tough one, but I’d probably have to say the ending of It’s a Wonderful Life. When they start singing Auld Lang Syne it gets me every time.
Favorite Film Hero
It might be a tie between Indiana Jones and George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life. They are both awesome characters for very different reasons.
Favorite Film Villain?
The Joker (Heath Ledger) from The Dark Knight. Another one who is fun to imitate. Why so serious?
Favorite Song in a Movie?
Moon River, composed and written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer for Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). Instrumental version, Audrey Hepburn or Andy Williams version. Doesn’t matter. I would seriously have it play at my wedding. Seriously.