The soundless sound of shadows flicking light

1. What’s the most depressing movie you’ve ever watched?

The Stars Look Down is definitely a contender.

3. An actor/actress you’ve seen in more than 8 movies? Name the movies.

Barbara Stanwyck (in no particular order):


Ladies They Talk About

Baby Face

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Cry Wolf

The Purchase Price

Christmas in Connecticut

East Side, West Side

The Two Mrs. Carrolls

Ball of Fire

Double Indemnity

Ladies of Leisure

Night Nurse

The Miracle Woman


Breakfast for Two

The Mad Miss Manton

Golden Boy

Lady of Burlesque

My Reputation


Witness to Murder

6. A film you wish you hadn’t watched?

She Wouldn’t Say Yes. I didn’t want to watch it from the get-go, but it was part of a four-movie collection and my mother wanted to watch all of them with me. Two of the movies in the set were delightful, one was a little irritating, and this one was just plain awful. More or less what I expected from the title.

18. What’s your favourite biopic?

I’ve seen surprisingly few, so:

Beau Brummel, 1924

The Glenn Miller Story, 1954

Funny Girl, 1968

All of the ones I listed range from somewhat to highly inaccurate, but I love them nonetheless.



  1. What’s the most depressing movie you’ve ever watched?
  2. What’s the most disturbing movie you’ve ever watched?
  3. An actor/actress you’ve seen in more than 8 movies? Name the movies.
  4. A film you could watch on repeat for the rest of your life?
  5. What’s the very first film you remember watching?
  6. A film you wish you hadn’t watched?
  7. A film you wish had a sequel?
  8. Which book would you like to see adapted into a film?
  9. The most aesthetically pleasing movie you’ve ever watched?
  10. What’s your favourite movie director?
  11. Your favourite movie genre?
  12. A movie that holds a special place in your heart?
  13. Your favourite comedy film?
  14. A music video you would love to see developed into a film?
  15. A film everyone loves but you hate?
  16. A film you love but everyone else hates?
  17. Which cinematic universe would you like to live in?
  18. What’s your favourite biopic?
  19. Mainstream movies or indie movies?
  20. Old movies or contemporary movies?
  21. A film with an amazing soundtrack?

I was tagged by meetthebeatofmyheart. Thank you.

I have to say 5 nice things about myself publicly and then send 10 favorite bloggers. Here it goes:

1) I got a National Merit Society commendation letter once.

2) My singing voice has vastly improved since last year; in fact, I would even go so far as to say I like my own singing voice. 

3) I have a developing flair for comedy (though you might not know that, as I rarely employ it on this blog).

4) I am a decent cook.

5) I adore my friends.

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when singing a duet by oneself, it is the parts one chooses to sing when differing lyrics are overlapping that show us who we really are

Things Theatre Fans Say #13
You: *Talks to me about something*
Me: *One word from that sentence reminds me of a song from a musical*
Me: *Sings entire song*

It’s nearly 4:00 AM and I typically have to wake up at 5:45. How am I going to do this?


Do you ever stop and think that the words “bumbum bum bumbumbum bumbum bum” should not have such a profound emotional effect on you?

fill so your followers can get to know you
State your name: Katherine (middle name Claire)
State the name that your parents almost named you: They were pretty much always going to name me “Katherine”, but my middle name was almost “Grace.”
Which of your relatives do you get along with the most? My mother, my grandparents
Did anything embarrassing happen this week? I tripped over my cousin (who already doesn’t like me much) and had a very awkward conversation with a teacher
Do people praise you for your looks? Sometimes. I’m not worshipped for them, but I get the occasional compliment.
What are your favorite colors of clothing to wear? Peach, burgundy, and off-white. I would wear moss green more often, but I rarely find dresses in that color that are up to my standards.
Do you work out every week? I certainly get exercise from the walking and carrying I have to do every day, and I will occasionally dance, but there is no formal workout routine.
Do you like your smile? It’s decent.
Do you like your eyes? Yes, I suppose I do.
Do you think you are attractive? I don’t know. I’m a bit irritating and shy, so I don’t think many people find me appealing.
How much money is in your account?  I do not discuss my personal finances with anybody.
Are you single? It is a very complicated story, and we do not have time to go into this right now.
Do you want kids? Maybe someday, but not any time soon.
What does your backpack look like: Silver with a garish neon green interior, but personally I want something in Campbell or Royal Stewart plaid.
What celebrity do you think is attractive? I haven’t really thought much about actual celebrities lately. Really, my main crush right now is a small-time musical theatre actor who you probably wouldn’t know. His name is Jeffrey.
Last movie you saw in theatres: The Hundred-Foot Journey (admittedly, it was not really my favorite movie ever, but few movies these days really rank too high on my list).



STEP 1. 

Think of a character.

STEP 2. 

Send me 5 facts or clues about this person.

STEP 3. 

Watch me suffer and try to guess this character. 


Well, within the past five minutes I’ve seen my father’s real-estate protégé Ari dancing rather oddly in a parody music video and (upon further investigation) discovered that the editor of said video was none other than my high school film teacher.




How many altos does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
None, they can’t get that high.

How many sopranos does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

One, she holds it up and waits for the world to revolve around her.

How many singers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Two. An alto to actually do it and a soprano to stand by and ask “isn’t that a little high for you?”



i dont even think twice when singing both parts of musical theatre duets anymore

or all 6 parts