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Good Morning, Evening, and Afternoon! My name is Ashlen Burns, your blogger, and classic film guru! I am 19-years-young and looking to grow with all of you in Classic Film.

The reason I started this page is because I was inspired by my mother to begin a blog on Classic Film. I have a great passion for film of every genre: from Action/Adventure, to Horror films, Sci-fi Fantasty, and even Indie! I’ve grown up in a home of film lovers. My Father loves Action/Adventure and Comedy, my brother loves Anime, Sci-fi Fantasy and Horror, my sister enjoys indies and dramas, my younger sister enjoys bio-pics, while my mother enjoys Classics.

My entire family has inspired me with film. It’s one of our ‘get-away’ activities. If we are on vacation, we’re watching a movie. If we got off early from work, we’re watching a movie. If we’re bored, we’re watching a movie. If we don’t feel like being productive…we’re watching a movie!

Either way, I love film. As you may see. And though I really enjoy all kinds, Classics are my dearest to me. They have such class, originality, and admiration! They will live on through the ages, and I only wish to expand more on my knowledge of them.

Now, I cannot say that I have seen every single classic film that there is to know. I have so many that I want to get to, but that is why I am blogging. I want to write on the films I haven’t seen, just as if it is it’s premiere release! Of course, I will also write on the films that I love, but I am far more interested in sharing on the films that are unknown to me.

Either way, this is just a bit of information on why I love film, and where the origins of my admiration came from.

Though, because I can go on for hours just talking about myself (which is such an admired topic, I know. [I hope you know I’m kidding]), I also want to include just a brief list of some ACTUAL information on ME. So here goes:

  1. July 14, 1994. The best day of YOUR life (kidding, again). I was born. I’ve been alive for 19 years.
  2. I exercise 6 days a week. Weight-lifting, Cardio, HIIT, Pilates, and all that crap.
  3. I’m a bit of a Health Nut.
  4. (This should have been first on the list, but…) I’m a born-again believer! A Christian, with no belief in religion, but belief in relationship.
  5. I love singing.
  6. I lead Worship at my church (Santa Clarita Christian Center).
  7. My dad is a Pastor.
  8. Playing video games is my third hobby. Aside from Exercise, and watching movies.
  9. I love Plot Twists, as corny and unoriginal as they can be.
  10. The 19 years that I’ve been alive…I’ve never broken a bone.
  11. I wrote a book in a month.
  12. I’m rewriting that book.
  13. My favorite color is Pink. Yup, I’m such a girl.
  14. I love wearing dresses. Yup, still such a girl.
  15. I really, really, REALLY, want to meet Robert Osborne. And host a TCM Tribute to Bette Davis with him.
  16. My favorite genre would probably be Comedy.
  17. I love to laugh.
  18. I smile all the time.
  19. I was homeschooled through High School. I loved it.
  20. College has been the best experience of my life.
  21. I want a house on a farm. Hard work, I know, but it’d be so worth it.
  22. The Bible is my favorite book. Duh.
  23. I personally love book adaptations into film.
  24. I love learning.
  25. I want to change the world.

Well I’m at it. Here is a list of all my favorite Classic and Non-Classic Films:

  1. Old Acquaintance (1943)
  2. When Ladies Meet (1933)
  3. The Matrix (1999)
  4. Changeling (2008)
  5. Up! (2009)
  6. You Can’t Take it With You (1938)
  7. Meet John Doe (1941)
  8. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  9. Duck Soup (1933)
  10. A Night at the Opera (1935)
  11. The More the Merrier (1943)
  12. The Thin Man Series (1934, 1945)
  13. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
  14. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
  15. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
  16. The Graduate (1967)
  17. Dark Victory (1939)
  18. The Little Foxes (1941)
  19. Jezebel (1938)
  20. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  21. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
  22. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  23. Kitty Foyle (1940)
  24. The Raid: Redemption (2011)
  25. & last, but never last. My first Classic: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Thank You for reading! Please feel free to Contact Me, I love film requests!

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