Saturday, September 24, 2011

DiSanto Diaz: Finding his great "Beginning"

DiSanto Diaz: Finding his voice in “Rent” and with a great beginning!

DiSanto Diaz as an artist in the entertainment industry has accomplished astonishing measures for being in his twenties! He is originally from Puerto Rico and now resides in New York City. From his acting career in theater such as in touring companies of hugely successful productions of: “Rent” & “Footloose” to independent films/commercials and his recording career with his first EP “The Beginning” and this year’s aptly titled international tour.  DiSanto truly loves his craft and that is evident from attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston for Performance in Voice

Currently, DiSanto has a brand new single being released entitled: “Animal” and is working on his second EP. This year also finds great collaborations between DiSanto and other influential artists such as singer April Henry an award winning songwriting on a duet and Jamie Connell a rock singer who has a hit U.K. single is co-headlining a U.K. tour. Acting and music are evolving on DiSanto’s horizon he is a person to watch!

Official DiSanto Website:
MW:  If you could be any actor who would you be?

DD: Robert Downey JR.

MW: Favorite Film?

DD: Avatar

MW: Favorite Director?

DD: James Cameron

MW: If you could have 4 people at a cocktail party either living or past, who would you have invited?

DD: Loretta Young, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, and Marilyn Monroe

MW:  What actor has had the most impact on you and why?

DD: Meryl Streep is an actor that can truly transform and embody each and every character she plays that I admire the most about her. I do not see the actress in the film but the character she plays and for that I try to embody the same in my acting and think is the highest compliment to be made for any actor. I bow to Meryl!

MW: Your favorite genre of film?

DD: Action/Adventure

MW: You have acted in touring companies of “Footloose” and “Rent”, what other roles are on your wish list?

DD: Those roles were kind of brought up to me. For the role in “Rent” I played the role of “Angel” the director removed one of the actors from his role and needed someone as his replacement as soon as possible. With no audition I was contacted and immediately cast and started the major tour.

MW: Do you enjoy acting?

DD: I enjoy acting and still on a weekly basis take acting classes. I have done commercials, a few independent films and am looking to move forward into my other passion which is acting in motion pictures.

MW: If you could be cast in a classic film along with any famous co-star what would be the film and then who would be the star sharing the spotlight?

DD:  If I would cast myself in a classic film it would be “James Bond from Russia with Love” and my costar would be Grace Kelly.

MW: 4 essential classic movies that are a must in anyone's classic collection?

DD: Casablanca, Wizard of OZ, E.T., & The God Father.

MW: Here is our “Classic Movie Word Association Game” please say what comes to mind first with the classic iconic star, film, genre etc that is mentioned.

Joan Crawford – “The Women” SUPER SEXY!

“Gypsy” – Amazing acting by Rosalind Russell

Lana Turner – Queen!

Gene Kelly – Great Choreographer/actor/dancer

Humphrey Bogart - Greatest Male Star Ever!

“Oklahoma!” - One of my favorite musicals

“South Pacific” - Amazing Soundtrack

MW: Best classic musical

DD: “Sound of Music”

MW: Tell me something that was told to you that has always stayed with you.

DD: It was something stated from Gloria Estefan. After performing for her she told me backstage never to quit... that I was a very talented young man (at the time).

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Classic Film Casting (The Game) - Round Two (Decade)

Classic Film Casting - Decade (Round Two!)

Now the second stage for the game which is choosing the BRAND NEW DECADE the film will be made in.

Note: the original "Some Like It Hot" was made in 1959.

This means that the 1950's are not in the cards for us, we need to use a whole new decade that could open up different stars.

Possible decades:

  • silent film era
  • 1930's
  • 1940's
  • 1960's
  • 1970's
  • and even the 1980's

Classic Film Casting - Round One Complete!

Classic Movie Casting -  Round One Complete!!!
Alright, we have completed "Round One" and the results are in for the film we will utilize and this one is going to be TONS OF FUN!!!

Round One: Film - "Some Like It Hot"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Barefoot Contessa (1954) "The World's Most Beautiful Animal!"

The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Directed By: Joseph L. Mankewicz  
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien & Rossano Brazzi

~ Best Supporting Actor to Edmond O'Brien for both a Golden Globe & Academy Award.

A girl with many ideas . . . and a man for each !


This movies centers on Maria Vargas (Gardner) and the life and tumultuous loves that are entangled around her. We meet a movie director veterarn from the beginning named Harry Dawes (Bogart) that has seen better days in his career. Unfortunately, things have now taken Harry and his career into the downturn and is working now for a crazed and cruel business tycoon Kirk Edwards (Warren Stevens).

In Madrid both Kirk and Harry discover the new leading lady for a new film being worked on who is no other than the great beauty Maria. Maria is a dancer at a local club in the city with trouble in her personal life and is looking for freedom. Maria instantly knows Harry's past work and gets along with him but it is a very different story with Kirk where she distrusts him from the get go. Then enters the publicist Oscar Muldoon (O'Brien) who ensures that the film and the leading lady are a huge success.

Maria's love life is anything but happy until her literal prince charming comes to the rescue when her last boyfriend is very cruel to her. The prince that enters into the picture is Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini (Brazzi) that sweeps Maria off her feet. The couple fall in love instantly and are then wed. Everyone is happy in the honeymoon phase until the prince who has his sister living with them tells his big secret that he is unable to have children due to a war injury. And the issue the siblings are the last of the royal family lineage. Harry comes to Italy to visit his long time friend Maria and the great news is told that she is pregnant with the princes child. Upon her trip home she then tells her husband and things go for a turn for the worse.....

Ava Gardner at movie premiere of Barefoot Contessa

Ava Gardner at movie premiere of Barefoot Contessa

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

In Pictures: Ava Gardner

In Pictures: Ava Gardner
Here is our 20th installment of this very successful feature to "Love Those Classic Movies!!!" This article is simply an enjoyment via beautiful pictures of our favorite golden age classic stars. Not a lot of writing at all or tid bits or extras just simply as it is stated, "in pictures!" Hope you all enjoy one of the original great actress's of the silver screen Ava Gardner and her brilliance in pictures, cheers!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Classic Movie Casting - Round One!!!

Classic Movie Casting - Round One: FILM!!!The game us film buffs will play is a FUN ONE, we cast a great film from top to bottom!!! The director, costume designer, lead actor/actress, supporting cast, the right studio, the decade, and even the motion picture we go much fun especially for us classic film fans!

Round One: Film

  • Choose a FILM that you absolutely adore from ANY decade.
  • Respond to this article with a COMMENT with your FILM CHOICE.
  • After that YOU ARE DONE with ROUND ONE!
After a few days I will submit what film had the MOST votes and that is for GAME ONE, what we use and then upward and onwawrd to round two!!!!