Win a Book! Share my Joy!



Wahoooooo! My author's copies of ALL ABOUT EVIE arrived yesterday. It's a book! A real book! There's nothing like holding your hard work and dreams in your hands. Well, except for sharing that pleasure and joy with friends. So...

I'm giving away two (2) copies of ALL ABOUT EVIE. It's not even in stores yet. Be the first on your block to read the first of three Evie adventures.

Since Evie and Arch are movie fanantics, enter the drawing by commenting here and telling me your favorite 'classic' movie and, if you are so inclined, why it's your fave film.

I'll draw two winners at random on Monday evening! Let the fun begin!

Comments

Tori Lennox said…
Oh, gosh. Which to choose? I have so many favorites! Hmm.

Okay, I'm going to say the The Thin Man. It's got a good mystery, plus the dialogue between William Powell & Myrna Loy sparkles like nobody's business. It's just a really fun movie.
robynl said…
Anne of Green Gables would be at the top of my list. She was a 'character' if ever there was one. It is a light hearted story with many humorous moments.
lainey bancroft said…
WOO HOO, Beth.
My first little digital release is April 5th, and I can easily envision myself having a meltdown and hugging the computer monitor. Can't even imagine what I'll be like when I hold my first REAL book!

I love love love classic movies. Hard to pick an absolute fav...Okay, I guess I'd have to say 'Its a Wonderful life.'

I can remember watching it with my grandmother when I was very young and being convinced for the longest time that if I listened for bells, I'd eventually see a tiny angel fly by with her new wings :P
Now I watch it with my kids every Christmas--it never gets old. Mary's devotion, the entire towns devotion, to George Bailey gets me every time.

What's your fav?
FeyRhi said…
Roudolf the Red Nose Reindeer and the Land of Misfit Toys. That is a classic *G* It was the one show I would watch for when I was a kid becuse it was only on once a year. Now I have copies of it and can watch it when ever I...I mean the kids want to.
charleneteglia said…
Oh, I want to be first to read Evie! Hmm, only one classic. Oh, that's hard. OK, Arsenic and Old Lace. Sweet little old ladies and hiding bodies amidst romance.
Meagan Hatfield said…
Hey Beth! LOVE this cover!

Okay, favorite classic film...To Kill A Mockingbird, hands down. One of the best books, and best movies ever written/made IMHO.

Cheers again on the book!
Nicole said…
Congrats!!! It looks like such a fab book.

Old movies....hmmm...too hard. Topper, Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, all those old musicals, the Esther Williams movies...
Roni said…
My favorite? I love the TV version of The Scarlet Pimpernel (with Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour), closely followed by the old-movie version with Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon.
Paxa said…
Fave Classic Movie? Tough choice but they seem to have a common thread, Humphrey Bogart, a very cool dude. So out of that list would have to say The Maltese Falcon.

You've got to love the intrigue, the crosses and double crosses, macho posturing and innuendo.

So yeah, Maltese Falcon is my favorite classic movie, either that or Duck Soup.
Beth Ciotta said…
Wow!! How fabulous to see so many responses.

Tori, I think we've talked about THE THIN MAN series in the past. I ADORE those movies. Powel and Loy are hilarious and sexy and what about Asta?! Arf!

Robyn, I haven't seen Anne of Green Gables. Crazy, because I just know I would love it. Must add to my list.
Beth Ciotta said…
Hi Lainey! You have a fantasic name. Lainey Bancroft. Sounds like the name of a classic movie star. *g* Congratulations on your upcoming release. Wishing you all best!

As for your classic movie pick... CLASSIC! :) IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE is a long time fave of mine as well. I adored your 'behind the fave pic' story.

Like you, I'm a huge fan of the classics and find it hard to choose just one. I adore many that are mentioned here. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and WIZARD OF OZ come to mind right off, but there are many more.
Beth Ciotta said…
Feyrhi, Yaaaay for Rudolf. *sigh* Love it. I STILL watch it every year.

Charlene, I just saw Arsenic and Old Lace for the first time last year and I thought it was an amazing pic. What a hoot!

Meagan... Ooh, you picked a powerul one. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Excellent choice. Excellent movie/story. (And thank you for the cheery support!)
Beth Ciotta said…
Nicole... have I find someone who is as nuts about Cary Grant as me? :) Loved Topper and Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer.What about 'Bringing up Baby?' *g*

Roni, I haven't seen the TV version you mentioned, but did see the original movie version Great flick!

Paxa, yes, indeed, Bogie is just about the coolest of the cool. Just caught African Queen again not so long ago... even covered in sweat and leeches, he's cool. ;) And Duck Soup.. ha! Quirky, classic choice. Nice.

Why do I have the sudden urge to place a HUGE order at Net Flix? :)
barb said…
Okay, I really don't know if it is considered a classic, but I love "Footloose." It just makes me smile and want to get up and dance. And when you're dancing, everything seems right with the world.
Maureen said…
Gone With the Wind is my favorite. Scarlett is one evil witch at the beginning and what a journey she goes through by the end.
tobfree35 said…
Lawrence of Arabia. That was a classic. LOL I loved that movie. It has all the great actors of that time. And I liked Little Women. Katherine Hepburn was great.
Citizen Kane was a good one. No matter what kind of movie is out there, Gone With the Wind is my all time fave.
Kimberly L
Carol said…
My favorite is Gone With The Wind! I didn't even have to think about it! lol It's also my favorite romance novel! :)
Beth Ciotta said…
Hey, Barb! I've never seen FOOTLOOSE. Can you believe it? But any movie that imspires me to get up in dance is a winner!

Maureen, you're right. Scarlett's journey is an impressive one and one of the reason's GWTW stays so firmly rooted in my heart.

Excellent picks, Kimberly. I saw 'Lawerence of Arabia' for the first time last year when it came out as special edition DVD. A STUNNING movie on several levels.
Beth Ciotta said…
Hi Carol! I didn't miss you. We just cross-posted. :) Another nod to GWTW. Even though I haven't seen the movie in quite some time, I have a vivid image of Rhett carring Scarlett up that grand staircase. Yup. Darn romantic!
Joyce said…
It definitely is The Thin Man for me!!
Jewell said…
I'm not entering the contest, but I'll play along. I plan on buying Evie and having you sign it for me, maybe in Pittsburgh at the next RT.

Okay, for me, there are sooooooo many.

But...Gone With The Wind...sigh.

Every time it comes on I make sure to watch it.

It just drags me in because I so want Rhett and Scarlett together. And half the movie I'm wanting to reach out and grab Scarlett by the throat to shake some sense into her. Yes, by the throat!

Scarlett is a beyotch, but I care for her because every time happiness is put right in front of her, her stubborn side comes out and she shoots herself in the foot. She can't stop it any more than she can stop breathing.
Beth Ciotta said…
I love the entire THIN MAN series, Joyce. Love. It. :)

Hugs to you, Jewell! Hmm. I'm beginning to think if I googled a poll of all time fave classics, GWTW would be in the top 3, if not #1! :)
KimW said…
My favorites are The Sound of Music. I love the music and the story. Also Pride and Prejudice. Can't ever get enough of Darcy. lol
Cherie said…
Congrats! Love the cover! My movie would have to be Imitation of Life with Lana Turner because it is so touching. You always need a box of tissues handy when you watch it.

Cherie Japp
catslady said…
Forever Young starring Mel Gibson. Every time I watch it, it makes me laugh and cry. A love story with a happy/sad ending all at the same time. And I love the soundtrack too.
Anonymous said…
Wow I have so many favorites some which others have chosen already!

I will have to go with a couple new ones! LOL!

Casablanca because of the great acting and lovely scenery.

To Have and Have Not because of the great acting, the chemistry between Bogie and Bacall (you can actually feel the attraction between them), lovely scenery and Bacall's singing.

Terri
Cathy said…
A couple of my classics are

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

and

Breakfast at Tiffanys
kim said…
breakfast at tiffany. the leading man is hot.

i love briget jone movies
Emma said…
favorite 'classic' movie is Gone with the wind.I like to watch all kind of these movies.
Constance said…
Yeesh, Beth, make it tough why don't you?? :) I'd have to say "Funny Face" with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire would have to be one of my favorites. Singing! Dancing! Comedy! Romance! Poking fun at the fashion industry - poking fun at beat philosophers - Did I mention the singing and dancing? :)

It's just a fun little film that always makes me smile.
alissa said…
My favorite classic film is Casablanca. Love the era and the acting.
ellie said…
Classic films are so wonderful and nostalgic. I just love so many but my favorite is Gentlemen's Agreement. Gregory peck is just the best in this role.
sharon said…
i have always loved and enjoyed Classic Films. One of the best that I can always watch over and over is Magnificent Obsession.
pearl said…
The best one that I love is The Pride of the Yankees with Gary Cooper. He is so great! Portraying Lou Gehrig.
joelle said…
Classics are always so memorable and great. I enjoyed Gaslight. Rather unique and great atmosphere.
traveler said…
I have always been crazy for Classic films. Thye bring back real acting and true to ife stories. My favorite is Friendly Persuasion.
principessa said…
Classic Films rule! Love them particularly all Bogie films. Especially The African Queen.
Fedora said…
Wow--Beth, I followed Alison Kent's link to your blog, and your book (and backlist) sound SO good!

I don't watch movies much, but I did really enjoy Silk Stockings (Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse), mostly because I'm a sucker for dance (and for some reason think that "Cyd Charisse" is such a cool name)--I sound like I'm 10, don't I?

Anyway, congrats on your newest release!
Sue A. said…
I have not just one favorite, but many favorites, many of which have already been mentioned.

I'd like to add Wuthering Heights (1939) and Jane Eyre (1944), two movies based on books by great classic women authors.
Beth Ciotta said…
WOW! Look what I woke up to. Lots and lots of entries and names of several fabulous classics. Most of them I've seen, some I have not. Net Flix here I come!

I (and Evie and Arch) are thrilled to see we're not the only ones who enjoy classic film. Thanks for chiming in everyone. This has been fun. The contest goes on into this evening. Check back later tonight for the names of two winners, randomly chosen. Woo-hoo!
CrystalG said…
I love the Disney classics with Hailey Mills: The Parent Trap and That Darn Cat.
Gabriele C. said…
Is Lord of the Rings a classic, lol? Because it's the only one I ever watched more than once. :)
danetteb said…
My favorite classic is Sound of Music, I always like singing along with thath one.
Taylor said…
Any discussion about movies gets me fired up, Beth! Sadly though, I hate to admit I'm not too educated in classic films. Sure, I've seen a few that are classics hands-down but I still have MANY films to go through. But if I think off the top of my head I'd say two films stand out strong, and they have a connection.

The two films are "Some Like It Hot" and "Sunset Blvd.". Both films are two different styles but are classics in their genres. "Some Like It Hot" is, to me, the epitome of a romantic comedy/screwball comedy. And Marilyn Monroe is the epitome of Hollywood glamour and beauty, so it fits perfectly. "Sunset", on the other hand, is a stark contrast to the joy and fun of "Some Like It Hot" with its dramatic tone of what Hollywood can do to those seeking fame and fortune. It should be obvious that both films were connected through Billy Wilder, one of Hollywood's most talented and prolific filmmakers. I guess I have a soft spot for Wilder's films, but these are certainly classics in their own right.
leatherdykeuk said…
I was going to say 'Harvey' but charleneteglia mentioned 'Arsenic and Old Lace' which was wonderful, so I'll go with that.
Laurie said…
I love every movie Gregory Peck was in! Horatio Hornblower, To Kill a Mockingbird etc.
Audrey Hepburn was excellent in Sabrina, Marnie and Breakfast at Tiffanys.
But favorites: The Graduate with Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katherine Ross. Mike Nickols is a great director! It was so different from the other movies of that time period, with extra marital sex and an older woman seducing a college boy.
I also like On Golden Pond with Henry and Jane Fonda what a bittersweet relationship between father, daughter and grandson.
Finally, Star Wars started a whole new wave of science fiction that was believable!
tetewa said…
Two of my favorites would have to be: (1) A star is Born the remake with Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson (2) Romancing the Stone. Love both of these movies!

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