"I am the nicest goddamn dame who ever lived."
~ Bette Davis
Bonjour, mes amis!
My name is Marcela, I am nineteen years old, I was born and raised Brazilian and welcome to my classic movie blog! This blog was lauched in June of 2012 and its purpose is to discuss the wonder that is classic film, through reviews, essays, commentaries and articles.
I am absolutely grateful and beholden to Classic Hollywood for being the most wonderful world I've ever been introduced to. I've loved history as long as I can remember and to watch a classic film is to watch that history be made before your eyes. It's to transport yourself to the world of the past without having to endure its multiple difficulties. It's to be able to learn lessons from the mistakes of others without having to make them yourself, and it's an opportunity to be marveled by the wonders of yesteryear and feel your heart slightly tightened because we don't have those wonders anymore.
BLOGGING MOTTO: "The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth; AND NO REMAKES OF WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE!"
My favorite actress, my role model and my woman of the century is Katharine Houghton Hepburn, but I also love an awful lot of other dames. My favorite actor is Humphrey Deforest Bogart, but I also love an awful lot of other fellas. Any similarity with the AFI #1 top female and male stars is a mere coincidence and a testament to the good taste of the American Film Academy, hehe.
I always loved reading and writing pretty much everything I could get in my hands, and I still do it quite often. I don't think I'll ever stop writing, even if my chosen profession doesn't have much to do with it. Said chosen profession happens to be medicine, a career that I am currently studying for. Medicine is my passion and the reason I wake up in the morning, writing was my first love. I'm a health-freak, a bookworm, I talk too much and I have a lot of initiative. Despite my real-life potty mouth, I'll keep this blog four-letter-word-free. As far as music goes, anything made between 1950 and 1967 tickles my fancy. I love a nice, old fashioned, honest-to-goodness rock'n'roll: Buddy Holly, Bill Haley and the Comets, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Who, and then there's the easy listening of Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Edith Piaf. But there's a special place in my heart for '80s tackiness: Let's face it, we're all a little unpredictable.
Outside of Old Hollywood, I really admire Amelia Earhart, female record-setting flyer; John Lennon, musician and peace activist; Marie Curie, female scientist and Nobel-prize winner; Carlos Chagas, Brazilian doctor who discovered Chagas disease; and Emelline Pankhurst, early feminist and leader of the suffragette movement. I'm inspired by them to be the best I can be.
Perhaps the most important thing you should know about me is that I have no interest whatsoever in living in the past. Despite my "old taste": admitted preference for old music, old movies, old clothes and old books, despite my utter love for studying all things old, my past tense stops there. I'm a very modern woman, I believe in equality for all genders, races, religions, sexual orientations and credos. I believe in the female cause wholeheartedly. I believe in liberalism and I believe in freedom of information, association and expression. I'm very headstrong, but I accept everyone's opinions and I'm tolerant with different points of view. In fact, I'm fascinated by them!
In the future, I'd like to graduate from medical school, move to Canada and live in a small, easy-to-clean apartment, with a killer career, published books, a smart husband, no children and wonderful friends. I'm sure I'll find time to squeeze in a few old films here and there. Who can live without them?
Anyhoo, that's me in a nutshell!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy your stay, and make sure to come again!