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Top Gun

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Top Gun is a 1986 action drama military movie starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt and Michael Ironside. It's set at the "Top Gun" Navy Fighter Weapons School. Cruise played a F-14 Tomcat pilot, with Edwards as his RIO (Radar Intercept Officer). Maverick, like his name sounds, is a hot-shot, sometimes reckless pilot. At the Top Gun school, he meets Iceman (Kilmer), a competitor ace pilot. The night before the program starts, the pilots and RIOs are at a bar, and Maverick sings "You've Lost That Lovin Feeling" in an unsucessful attempt to impress a woman (McGillis) - who the next day is revealed to be a civilian instructor at Top Gun.


You never close your eyes any more when I kiss your lips
And there's no tenderness like before in your fingertips
You're trying hard not to show it baby but baby, baby I know it


You've lost that loving feeling, oh that loving feeling
You've lost that loving feeling, now it's gone, gone, gone


Now there's no welcome look in your eyes when I reach for you
And girl you're starting to criticize little things I do
It makes me just feel like crying baby 'cause baby
Something beautiful's dying


You've lost that loving feeling, oh that loving feeling
Bring back that loving feeling, now it's gone, gone, gone
And I can't go on, no oh oh


Baby, baby, I get down on my knees for you
If you would only love me like you used to do
We had a love, a love, a love you don't find every day
So don't, don't, don't let it slip away


Bring back that loving feeling, oh that loving feeling
Bring back that loving feeling, now it's gone, gone, gone
And I can't go on, no oh oh


www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVNWSEX-WqU

  
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SPARKASAURUS 8/27/2014 11:34PM

    That shadowy kiss helped set the stage for many a teenage fantasy emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 8/27/2014 5:07PM

    How I remember ............ so 70';s huh? ........

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IMLOCOLINDA 8/27/2014 1:56PM

    Great pictures. The movie was okay but it played for MONTHS in Boise, ID at the beautiful old Egyptian theatre. Tom Cruise is his pink shirt rocking to Bob Seger is still my favorite of his singing performances!

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The Rose

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Loosely based on Janis Joplin, The Rose is a drama about a self-destructive 1960's rock star. Bette Midler played the title role of Rose, whose "sex, drugs and rock & roll" lifestyle, combined with constant touring and loneliness caused a breakdown. This was Bette's acting debut, and she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy, and was nominated for an Academy Award.



Some say love, it is a river, that drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower, and you, its only seed


Its the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance
Its the dream afraid of waking, that never takes a chance
Its the one that won't be taking, that cannot seem to give
It's the one afraid of dying, that never learns to live



When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too long
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love in the spring becomes the rose.



www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR6okRuOLc8

  
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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 8/27/2014 6:38PM

    Good song. Bette was a great singer but she certainly was no Janis. Thanks for sharing. Made me listen to some Janis Joplin.

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IDLETYME 8/27/2014 11:25AM

    Pretty blog! emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 8/27/2014 6:07AM

    Really good movie, gotta love Bette!

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NEW-CAZ 8/27/2014 3:31AM

    A beautiful fiim! emoticon

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IMLOCOLINDA 8/26/2014 10:23PM

    Another of my all-time favorites. Bette has been one of my favorites for years and years and this was one of her best movies. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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A Star is Born

Monday, August 25, 2014

The 1976 movie, A Star is Born, was the second remake of the story of a rising young songstress-writer and a self-destructive and eventually declining established star. Previous versions were in 1937 and 1954. (Yes, children, the movies have been cannibalizing themselves since way before TMNT and Spiderman.) Barbra Streisand starred as Esther Hoffman, who met and fell in love with John Norman Hoffman (Kris Kristofferson). John believed in Esther so much, he boosted her career. His boozing, drugs, love affairs and fights led to his downfall.


The song won both the Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.



Love, soft as an easy chair
Love, fresh as the morning air
One love that is shared by two
I have found with you


Like a rose under the April snow
I was always certain love would grow
Love ageless and evergreen
Seldom seen by two


You and I will make each night a first
Every day a beginning
Spirits rise and their dance is unrehearsed
They warm and excite us
'Cause we have the brightest love


Two lights that shine as one
Morning glory and midnight sun
Time we've learned to sail above
Time won't change the meaning of one love
Ageless and ever evergreen


youtu.be/L7AIBlzCluc

  
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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 8/26/2014 10:35AM

    Great movie.

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FERRETLOVER1 8/26/2014 7:21AM

    I love every version of this movie!

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IMLOCOLINDA 8/25/2014 11:49PM

    I loved-loved-loved this movie...and your pics did it justice!

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SUEARNOLD1 8/25/2014 8:00PM

    Keep these coming. You ought to be doing this for a living.

Love them!

Thanks for sharing!

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Saturday Night Fever

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 disco dancing movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, king of the local discotheque. He escaped his mundane, dead-end life on weekends by dancing. His first partner is Annette, who wants desperately to be Tony's girlfriend. When Tony sees newcomer Stephanie dancing, he dumps Annette. Due to the profanity, nudity and fight and rape scenes, the movie was rated R. An edited PG version was released in 1979.



The Bee Gees recorded a lot of the music for the film. FYI, if you need to do chest compressions, we're taught to hum or think of this song because of it's 103 beats per minute.



Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk
I'm a woman's man no time to talk
Music loud and women warm
I've been kicked around, since I was born


And now it's all right, it's okay
And you may look the other way
We can try to understand
The New York times' effect on man


Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
Stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive


Well now, I get low and I get high
And if I can't get either, I really try
Got the wings of Heaven on my shoes
I'm a dancin' man and I just can't lose


You know it's all right, it's okay
I'll live to see another day
We can try to understand
The New York times' effect on man


Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
Stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive


Life's goin' nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life's goin' nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
Stayin' alive


Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk
I'm a woman's man, no time to talk
Music loud and women warm
I've been kicked around, since I was born


And now it's all right, it's okay
And you may look the other way
We can try to understand
The New York times' effect on man


Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
Stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive


Life's goin' nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life's goin' nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I'm stayin' alive
Life's goin' nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life's goin' nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I'm stayin' alive


Life's goin' nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life's goin' nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I'm stayin' alive
Life's goin' nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life's goin' nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I'm stayin' alive



www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_izvAbhExY

  
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IDLETYME 8/25/2014 10:43AM

    Great movie and I LOVE the Bee Gees. Thanks for the reminder! emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 8/25/2014 7:38AM

    Iconic movie! Thanks for the great photos to go along with your blog today!

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IMLOCOLINDA 8/24/2014 9:52PM

    emoticon Another movie classic I missed but you pics are great!!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 8/24/2014 4:31PM

    The music will definitely get you t moving. Thanks for sharing and bringing back memories.

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NEW-CAZ 8/24/2014 3:14PM

    A friend and I signed up to dance classes at the time and learned all of them in the film. Still do the Night Fever Dance at tribute shows! Sad huh?! emoticon emoticon

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    Thanks for sharing

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Saturday, August 23, 2014

It rained and rained yesterday - I actually walked the pups for an hour in the drizzle. "Princess" Shalako didn't like getting her toes wet, Samurai splashed thru the puddles on purpose, and the little weasel, Spartacus, wanted to be carried for most of the walk. Anyway, it made me think of this song - "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" from the 1969 "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid".

The movie was loosely based on the real outlaw train robbers, Butch Cassidy (Robert LeRoy Parker), played by Paul Neuman, and his best buddy, Sundance Kid (Harry Longabaugh), played by Robert Redford. Butch was the leader of the Hole in the Wall Gang. Sundance's lover was a schoolteacher, Etta Place, played by Katherine Ross. After things get too hot for the guys, they decide to go to Bolivia. Not speaking Spanish, they didn't do well as robbers there, until Etta taught them the language. The movie ends in a shoot out with the Bolivian police and soldiers, in a freeze frame of them charging out into gunfire.




Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin' seems to fit
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'


So I just did me some talkin' to the sun
And I said I didn't like the way he got things done
Sleepin' on the job
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'


But there's one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me won't defeat me
It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me


Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothin's worryin' me



[trumpet]

It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothin's worryin' me


www.youtube.com/watch?v=t30cX6OGO0U

  
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SUEARNOLD1 8/25/2014 8:05PM

    Love it!

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    Loved the movie - cute blog. emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 8/23/2014 7:59AM

    That movie was so great! That song was and still is a favorite of mine. I absolutely love both Paul Newman and Robert Redford - two of the best actors ever in my opinion.

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NEW-CAZ 8/23/2014 6:47AM

    Brilliant film!

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