Saturday Evening Movie Thread 06-08-2019 [Hosted By: Moviegique]

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

In my most recent look at It's A Wonderful Life, I referred to Gloria Grahame as "aggressively heterosexual", a statement I stand by. That said, I hadn't seen anything yet, because if that label applies to anything, it applies to a musical based on the Roman legend of the Rape of the Sabine—Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. We happened to catch a viewing with Russ Tamblyn talking beforehand—the second actor from West Side Story we've seen in person, and with the Flower having the same response of "I wish they would do the Q&A after so I knew if these guys were any good"—and he and the host spoke in cautious, nearly whispered tones about how the movie would not be possible in modern times.

Can we stop saying "modern" and start saying "repressive"? Because it feels more repressive than modern to me.

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When I was a kid, six girls in their skivvies mean there was an axe-murderer nearby.

Russ Tamblyn said the movie was premised on this peculiar circumstance: Gene Kelly, apparently, preferred to use gay men for his backup dancers so that he would be the focus of (female) attention during the dance numbers. So what if, Tamblyn mused, we made a movie where the dancers were all straight? Hold that thought; we're going to revisit it.

This is the plucky story of a mountain man named Adam who comes into town looking for a wife. He is utterly confident that he will find one—he's willing to trade his mule, after all!—and he stumbles across the small-but-feisty Jane Powell who is adorable and can cook, and seeing a chance to get out from under the grind of serving a bunch of ungrateful, demanding men, agrees to go along with him.

When she gets to Adam's cabin, of course, she finds out that Adam has six brothers and they live like animals. But on seeing Jane Powell, they all decide they want wives, too, so she teaches them, Snow White-style, how to behave a little better and not eat like pigs, and about the sorts of things that women like in men. It's the classic dynamic between the sexes, which is borne out by the fact that when the boys go to a barn-raising/dance they easily woo the women of their dreams away from their soft townie rivals.

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The color coordination, while wholly anachronistic, helps you tell the brothers apart.

Now, nobody in 2019 has much to say about 19th century men in the wilds of Oregon, even if they are in a "town", but compared to the Mountain Men, they are sissified. The movie does this very well, with the brothers being charming but not too smooth around the edges in a way that is beguiling to the nubile town girls and convincing to the audience. Naturally, their rivals (who had presumed they were going to marry these girls and were therefore perhaps a little lax in their pursuit of same) take considerable offense to this and start a ruckus to get the brothers kicked out of town.

The brothers, coincidentally, have only two books: The Bible (of course) and a collection of Plutarch which tells the story of the Rape of the Sabine. The word "rape" in this context of course means "abduction" but the idea that you could even use that definition of the word today without hysteria is unfounded. And to have the heroes of the movie rape the town? Literally impossible to imagine today. They even mock the emotional state of the women by pronouncing "Sabine" as "sobbin'" in one of the more memorable songs.

It is utterly charming. The oafish boys steal "their girls"—who were (and still are) attracted to them—are nonetheless understandably frightened, angered and just generally put out by this behavior. Milly, Adam's wife, is particularly outraged and takes the girls' parts, keeping them isolated in the house away from the boys. However, not too much mischief can go on because the farm is snowed in—and they forgot to kidnap the preacher so they could get married.

I mean.

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Winter's gonna be long. And it's gonna be hard.

Now, obviously...obviously...the rest of the movie is the boys successfully wooing the girls back, while the girls fret over a pregnant Milly and Adam traps (and sulks) in a tiny mountaintop shed. But at the end of the third act, the snow melts and the angry townspeople come back to get their women and to lynch the boys for their audacity. This is an amazing balancing act, I think. The movie acknowledges the crime, but as an essentially light-hearted romcom-type musical, it has to have a way back. But even logically knowing the movie could not end with seven hangings, I really was concerned. How do they get out of this mess?

A cute little bit of jujitsu, is all I'll say. But this is a must-see for the non-triggered.

The music is pleasant but not legendary. "Goin' Courtin'" is probably the only one I knew. The lyrics' high applicability to the circumstances of the story make it less applicable to general use, I suppose. Johnny Mercer's lyrics are fun but I've forgotten most of the actual music by now. Besides "Courtin'" I remember "Bless Your Beautiful Hide" and "Lonseome Polecat" with its hints of what lonely men do with sheep. Heh.

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Something about Julie Newmar always stands out.

The dance numbers are fantastic. Whether Tamblyn was playing up the Gene Kelly thing or not, these were the most rousing, masculine numbers you'd see outside of maybe those Russian folk dancers. Director Stanley Donen wanted seven good dancers and the studio said he could have four. The other two were kept in the background, but the third was Russ Tamblyn who was not a dancer but an acrobat/tumbler. Because he was still learning steps, the scene where Jane Powell teaches them all to dance looks very authentic—the other guys are fluid, long-time pros, and Tamblyn (who was around 18 at the time) is just jumping around like a puppy dog, hitting the moves but with the energy and choppiness of a beginner.

Of course we all adored this. Howard Keel as Adam comes across like a non-satirical (non-evil) version of Beauty and the Beast's Gaston, and there's some real chemistry between him and Powell. Of the six future sister-in-laws, one immediately jumped to the foreground, for obvious reasons: The saucy Dorcas, played by Catwoman herself, Julie Newmar.

But it's that kind of movie. Men bein' men. Women bein' women. Nobody getting too upset for too long, or played for laughs if they do. It's an unabashed and transgressive testament to heterosexuality. Check it out with your children and grandchildren, if you got 'em. And if not, get busy.

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"There she is LeFou! The lucky girl I'm going to marry!"

Posted by: OregonMuse at 07:45 PM




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1 reading it now

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:45 PM (sy5kK)

2 !

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:46 PM (UW+MI)

3 ok, now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:46 PM (sy5kK)

4 as far as movies, or other media, Chernobyl kicked ass from start to finish. It kicked so much KGB ass that Putin wants to put out an alternative version blaming Reagan.

The Soviet apparat is like the Bourbon dynasty: they forget nothing, they learn nothing.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 07:47 PM (ykYG2)

5 Something about Julie Newmar always stands out.

Two somethings.

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:48 PM (UW+MI)

6 I suspect something about Julie Newmar makes a lot of things stand out.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 07:49 PM (TGayj)

7 Gloria Grahame.


Yeah, the ez girl in "It's a Wonderful Life".


Except for Jimmy Stewart. Mr. friend zone, with a wallet!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:49 PM (sy5kK)

8 Yeah, about dance numbers

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 07:50 PM (BbGew)

9 I read somewhere Julie Newmar was 19 when she filmed that. So OK then. Legal.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 07:50 PM (TGayj)

10 Sponge?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 07:50 PM (NWiLs)

11 boulder t'hobo

We have to update that to Hillary thee days.

Putin? Who dat?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 08, 2019 07:51 PM (u82oZ)

12 7 Gloria Grahame.


Yeah, the ez girl in "It's a Wonderful Life".


Except for Jimmy Stewart. Mr. friend zone, with a wallet!
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:49 PM (sy5kK)

Violet Bick. The town bicycle.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 07:51 PM (NWiLs)

13 5 Something about Julie Newmar always stands out.

Two somethings.
Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:48 PM (UW+MI)


the original Catwoman.

A very, very young LCD wondered if all women were like that when they grew up.


Sadly in later years, I found out the answer.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:51 PM (sy5kK)

14 Insom-

How come ya don't post on the Garden Thread no mo ?

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:52 PM (UW+MI)

15 That dance scene is wonderful. Saw Howard Keel do that in a play in KCMO. He was still pretty good.

Alas, no Julie Newmar.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 08, 2019 07:52 PM (u82oZ)

16 Caught the last hour of Lawrence, now watching the end of Aliens.
Had to have seen both of theses 25 time at least.

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 07:53 PM (BbGew)

17 Just saw Howard Keel as Wild Bill (across from Doris Day) in "Calamity Jane".

Guy could belt it out.

Posted by: moviegique at June 08, 2019 07:53 PM (CcUfv)

18 Chernobyl may the best drama ever put on TV.

Best scene for me was Two Old Men on a Bench in the last episode.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 08, 2019 07:53 PM (1UZdv)

19 14 Insom-

How come ya don't post on the Garden Thread no mo ?
Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:52 PM (UW+MI)

Well today I was just otherwise occupied during the afternoon. As for others...don't know how many I've missed. No reason in particular.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 07:53 PM (NWiLs)

20 Never seen the whole movie but Mrs. E really likes it. Thing I wonder is were those brothers some kinda strange religion?

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2019 07:54 PM (qBNEP)

21 Coming soon to a theater near you - Shaft

https://youtu.be/ARbzVZDy8qA

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 07:54 PM (SpqyT)

22 Eromero,

No, just bog standard Christians. They were all named after Biblical characters, but in order so their father could keep 'em straight.

Adam, Benjamin, Caleb...etc.

Then there's Frank. Frankincense.

Posted by: moviegique at June 08, 2019 07:55 PM (CcUfv)

23 Always thought the cat Jones was in cahoots with the Alien

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 07:56 PM (BbGew)

24 never watched Seven Brides...

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 07:56 PM (dm05u)

25 I'm still not gay.

Posted by: freaked at June 08, 2019 07:56 PM (UdKB7)

26 25 I'm still not gay.
Posted by: freaked at June 08, 2019 07:56 PM (UdKB7)

Uh, congratulations, I guess?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 07:56 PM (NWiLs)

27 Just image if the chest burster had gotten to the cat first.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 07:56 PM (SpqyT)

28 Gloria Grahame.

Yeah, the ez girl in "It's a Wonderful Life".

Violet Bick. The town bicycle.
Posted by: Insomniac

---

In real life too. One of her marriages was to the son of one of her previous husbands. Seduced him, the son, when he was a minor.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2019 07:56 PM (Y4EXg)

29

George Spiggott: It's the standard contract. Gives you seven wishes in accordance with the
mystic rules of life. Seven Days of the Week, Seven Deadly Sins, Seven
Seas, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 07:57 PM (5tts3)

30 Hey everybody. Yay! Finally a new movie thread! Hi again Moviegique!

Movies I have yet to collect, that I've been thinking of getting lately, to fill in yet more of the holes in my collection:

- Americathon (John Ritter's R-rated movie)
- Hero At Large (John Ritter's family movie which I believe came out at almost the same time)
- Nebraska
- The Master
- Fatso
- The Girl Most Likely To... (both this and Fatso are finally coming out on blu-ray just this month)
- Memento
- Cop Land
- Xanadu
- What's Up Doc (just found it has the great Kenneth Mars)
- The Mule
- Darkman
- Oleanna
- FM (finally coming out on blu-ray soon)
- Glory
- Deliverance

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 07:58 PM (miE9U)

31 Coming soon to a theater near you - Shaft

The original theme song was badass.

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:58 PM (UW+MI)

32 Anna - I think you would like the WWII weekend at Reading Pa, lots of collections and equipment to see.

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 07:59 PM (BbGew)

33 Evening horde. Wasn't this movie and another similar big musical, Paint Your Wagon or Oklahoma, known for the awesome technicolor values?

Posted by: zeera with a new book, link in nic at June 08, 2019 07:59 PM (Yi5wO)

34 Xanadu?

You just want to see Olivia Neutron Bomb....

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 07:59 PM (SpqyT)

35 Can we stop saying "modern" and start saying "repressive"? Because it feels more repressive than modern to me.

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will do

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 07:59 PM (dm05u)

36 Anna, true. Gals in leotards too! Woo hoo! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:01 PM (miE9U)

37 I have difficulty taking comic book films seriously as I grew up with the campy Batman TV show. Much of it went over my head at the time.

Here's Catwoman tempts Batman:
https://tinyurl.com/y5mo3j8o

She almost get Batman to kill Robin and run off with her.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 08, 2019 08:01 PM (1UZdv)

38 zeera --

The Technicolor is awesome in 7B47B, yeah.

Hi, QDP!

Americathon's okay, I guess...it's kind of a sad movie from a sad time in our history. For all that it's a comedy, the US is bankrupt and John Ritter is the President. Which sounded a lot less awesome 40 years ago.

Posted by: moviegique at June 08, 2019 08:01 PM (CcUfv)

39 Gotta love the reviews when Xanadu first came out.

"Xana-dog doo!"
"Xana-Don't!"
"Xana-shit!"
"Xana-don't do!"
......

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:02 PM (miE9U)

40 Qdpseteve will be humming 'let's get physical' while watching the movie

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:02 PM (SpqyT)

41 moviegique, yup.
It kind of works like 2001 does today in that respect.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:03 PM (miE9U)

42 All the boys were named in order after Biblical names. Including Frank -- for Frankincense, as there was not just Frank in the Bible.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 08, 2019 08:03 PM (u82oZ)

43 They say the song that was #1 when you were 14, is the song of your life.

What song was #1 when I turned 14? "Magic" by Olivia-Newton John. Maybe they were onto something.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:03 PM (miE9U)

44 I saw this once and loved it. I cannot remember anything concrete about it, though.

I should revisit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 08, 2019 08:04 PM (zZbCU)

45 NaCly, have you gotten a response to your email yet?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 08:04 PM (GFqWM)

46 i keep getting Xanadu and Zardoz mixed up. Something about penis.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 08:04 PM (ykYG2)

47 I also have decided I wanna get All That Jazz, which I believe I shared here a few weeks ago.

I read that Stanley Kubrick said he loved it...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:05 PM (miE9U)

48 boulder, they may as well do a mash-up of those two movies. Couldn't hurt the plots any.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:05 PM (miE9U)

49 43 They say the song that was #1 when you were 14, is the song of your life.

What song was #1 when I turned 14? "Magic" by Olivia-Newton John. Maybe they were onto something.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:03 PM (miE9U)


Sugar Sugar, by The Archies?

Uh, no. Just no.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 08:06 PM (sy5kK)

50 I've read Stanley himself had some strange taste in movies.

He loved both Eraserhead and White Men Can't Jump.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:06 PM (miE9U)

51 LeftCoast, that song is the story of my diet!

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:06 PM (miE9U)

52 Another Brick in the Wall? Really?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:06 PM (SpqyT)

53 This is one of my favorite movies. Thank you for featuring it.

There are other really great musicals - Guys & Dolls, Oklahoma, even Roger's and Hammerstein's made for TV Cinderella, with Leslie Ann Warren.

Musicals fell out of favor, so thank goodness for DVD's.



Posted by: ALH at June 08, 2019 08:07 PM (htgmn)

54 I like this movie a lot. Big fun and laughs Also like Jane Powell in A Date with Judy. It's a Most Unusual Day was first sung by Powell and then Elizabeth Taylor sings part of the song in a more sensual way. Should say lip synched. Carmen Miranda and Xavier Cugat were also in A Date for J. Also Wallace Beery.

Thanks for the movie thread OM.

Posted by: Glenn John at June 08, 2019 08:07 PM (2DFh6)

55 It is going to be sundown soon at the MIMoMe, so the cops should be arriving any time now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 08:07 PM (sy5kK)

56 What song was #1 when I turned 14? "Magic" by Olivia-Newton John. Maybe they were onto something.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:03 PM (miE9U)

As for me? Captain and Tenille, Do That to Me One More Time."

Not sure what to make of that. Except that I was listening to a lot of Pink Floyd and Alice Cooper, and I was becoming aware of Judas Priest.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 08:07 PM (SUV+r)

57 That's some world class perverts there.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 08, 2019 08:07 PM (JUOKG)

58 Anna, that reminds me, Pink Floyd's The Wall is yet another flick I wanna get.

Still only available on DVD, no blu yet. Of course it being the story of Pink, maybe that makes sense. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:07 PM (miE9U)

59 50 I've read Stanley himself had some strange taste in movies.

He loved both Eraserhead and White Men Can't Jump.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:06 PM (miE9U)

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I like to believe that if he were still alive, his favorite film of the last 20 years would be The Hangover Part 2.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 08, 2019 08:08 PM (zZbCU)

60 looks like the library has a dvd of seven brides, gonna watch it

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 08:08 PM (dm05u)

61 46 i keep getting Xanadu and Zardoz mixed up. Something about penis.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 08:04 PM

Roller skates are good. The penis is evil. Or something.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:08 PM (NWiLs)

62 TJM, LOL.
I'd bet he would have liked Anchorman a lot. And I'd love to know what he'd say about Spielberg borrowing the Overlook from him for Ready Player One.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:09 PM (miE9U)

63 52 Another Brick in the Wall? Really?
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:06 PM (SpqyT)

I'll trade you, some sugar for your brick.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 08:09 PM (sy5kK)

64 LCD, they have only begun to drink.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 08:09 PM (GFqWM)

65 61 46 i keep getting Xanadu and Zardoz mixed up. Something about penis.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 08:04 PM

Roller skates are good. The penis is evil. Or something.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:08 PM (NWiLs)

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Now you just need Olivia Newton John throwing rifles out of a giant stone head.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 08, 2019 08:09 PM (zZbCU)

66 oh speaking of old musicals, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is on amazon prime - I laughed lots watching it
so un-PC

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 08:10 PM (dm05u)

67 The film Xanadu actually was released on my 14th birthday, exactly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:10 PM (miE9U)

68 "Can we stop saying "modern" and start saying "repressive"? Because it feels more repressive than modern to me. "


You are not alone in thinking this.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 08, 2019 08:10 PM (a5hgv)

69 mom, that's ANOTHER one I want to get. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:10 PM (miE9U)

70 Now you just need Olivia Newton John throwing rifles out of a giant stone head.

Hey what did anyone think of Tank Girl?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:10 PM (SpqyT)

71 when i turned 14 the number one song where I was at was this one :
youtube.com/watch?v=zrThxmEBCEA

Don't wish too hard because they may come true
And you can't help them

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 08:11 PM (ykYG2)

72 I have only seen a few little snippets of The Wall movie flipping through channels.

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 08:11 PM (BbGew)

73 62 TJM, LOL.
I'd bet he would have liked Anchorman a lot. And I'd love to know what he'd say about Spielberg borrowing the Overlook from him for Ready Player One.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:09 PM (miE9U

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Since they were such good friends, I imagine Kubrick would have only ever been polite about it. Maybe that weird guy who worked for him for 30 years would hear the real opinion once.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 08, 2019 08:11 PM (zZbCU)

74 Anna, thanks for reminding me. Remember that flick with James Garner and Sally Field, Tank?

Basically the moral was "sometimes a woman just needs a big ol' smooth-talking bully with a tank to stand up for her." :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:12 PM (miE9U)

75 I'm still not gay.

-
Diana see who's gonna be the Grand Marshall of the Straight Pride Parade?

Milo Yiannopoulos named marshal for 'Straight Pride' parade...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:12 PM (+y/Ru)

76 Googled for Kubrick's favorites. I like the ones I've seen. Many I haven't seen.

"Stanley received a fan letter from Kurosawa in the late 1990s and was so touched by it. It meant more to him than any Oscar would."

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 08, 2019 08:12 PM (1UZdv)

77 oh wow, doggeh understands "go away, shoo"
don't know whether to be proud or sad

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 08:12 PM (dm05u)

78 70 Now you just need Olivia Newton John throwing rifles out of a giant stone head.

Hey what did anyone think of Tank Girl?
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:10 PM (SpqyT)

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Never seen it, actually. Available in VUDU with ads, so I may try it soon.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 08, 2019 08:12 PM (zZbCU)

79 TJM, Leon Vitali? Yup.

According to Vitali, Kubrick was *very* possessive (as well as bossy and kind of a know-it-all) and barely ever gave him any time off.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:12 PM (miE9U)

80 Qdpsteve be thankful you weren't born August 30th - "Sailing"

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:12 PM (SpqyT)

81 The found seven straight dancers?

Posted by: josephistan at June 08, 2019 08:13 PM (Izzlo)

82 79 TJM, Leon Vitali? Yup.

According to Vitali, Kubrick was *very* possessive (as well as bossy and kind of a know-it-all) and barely ever gave him any time off.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:12 PM (miE9U

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That's the guy.

He loved it, apparently. I'm sure you've seen Filmworker.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 08, 2019 08:13 PM (zZbCU)

83 Tank was a remake of Suppose They Gave a War and No One Came

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:14 PM (SpqyT)

84 Oops, I got Tank mixed up with Murphy's Romance.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:14 PM (miE9U)

85 Anna, actually I love that song too. :-)
Very relaxing. Of course I appreciate it more now at age 52-- oops, I mean 29 1/2-- than I did when I was 14.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:15 PM (miE9U)

86 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 07:58 PM (miE9U)

I have seen two of those. The last two on the list. Both are very good, Glory would be my top pick.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 08:15 PM (n13/j)

87 TJM, haven't watched it yet but it's coming up fast in my queue.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:15 PM (miE9U)

88
Roller skates are good. The penis is evil. Or something.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:08 PM (NWiLs)


That's a required class for a sophomore at Oberlin, right?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 08:15 PM (sy5kK)

89 One of my fav musicals if only for two guys trying to sing was Paint Your Wagon. Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin. Hilarious and touching.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 08:15 PM (TGayj)

90 Tank Girl with Roddy McDowell, Lara Petty, and a few mutant talking 'Kangas.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:15 PM (SpqyT)

91 Saw "John Wick: Parabellum" last week.

Just a great action movie. Tremendous fun.

The only weaknesses:

1) they start with their best action scene. Nothing following comes close to the knife scene (Choreography by bluebell!) Dog scene is close but nope.

2) The multiple glass case smashings. If you've seen JW: P then you know what I mean.


The knife scene is so well choreographed that it strikes me that some inventive director could make a great all-singin' all-dancin' violent action musical,

Get on it, Hollywood.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 08:16 PM (J2mEl)

92 I believe Tank Girl was one of those "punk rock movies," along with Repo Man.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:16 PM (miE9U)

93 actually the Americans were right about T'Pau - heart and soul was the much better song

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 08:16 PM (ykYG2)

94 ack!

Malcolm McDowell

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:16 PM (SpqyT)

95 7 Brides is actually one of my top 100 movies.

Nice to see it featured.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 08, 2019 08:17 PM (xJa6I)

96 Quint, thanks.
Ed Zwick should have quit after Glory, but noooo. Now we all gotta hear his political opinions in his films forever. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:17 PM (miE9U)

97 I remember Tank. You have to love Garner but the movie was not much more than Summer floss.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 08:17 PM (n13/j)

98 One of my fav musicals if only for two guys trying
to sing was Paint Your Wagon. Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin. Hilarious
and touching.


Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 08:15 PM

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Lee Marvin COULD. NOT. SING.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 08, 2019 08:18 PM (JUOKG)

99 Hey what did anyone think of Tank Girl?
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:10 PM (SpqyT)

Haven't seen the whole thing, but Lori Petty is kinda saucy. She's got that "is she or aint' she" vibe going, and "I can convert her" as well. *adjusts bow-tie*

Loved her in A League of Their Own.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 08:18 PM (SUV+r)

100 "Heart And Soul" is kind of a 1980s rarity IMHO... a new wave synth song with a TON of emotion ladeled on top of it.

Even when Tears For Fears was advocating suicide in their first album "The Hurting," I'm not sure they showed much emotion.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:18 PM (miE9U)

101 family saw John Wick 3 the other week and I couldn't go because I was having my multi day headache - Sad!

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 08:18 PM (dm05u)

102 Gulp.

The number one song on my 14th birthday was . . .

Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"

::blush:: ::shifty eyes:: ::blush::

::facepalm::

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 08, 2019 08:18 PM (QU+qf)

103 70 Now you just need Olivia Newton John throwing rifles out of a giant stone head.

Hey what did anyone think of Tank Girl?
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:10 PM (SpqyT)


GA guv candidate Stacey Abrams was in a movie?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 08:18 PM (sy5kK)

104 96 Quint, thanks.
Ed Zwick should have quit after Glory, but noooo. Now we all gotta hear his political opinions in his films forever. :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:17 PM (miE9U

======

The Last Samurai is a bit over serious, but still solid light epic entertainment.

And then his Jack Reacher sequel was apparently terrible.

I don't know what to make of that man.

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105 A lot of people forget, there were also SJW movies in the 1980s.

I made a point of staying far, far away from "Night, Mother."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:19 PM (miE9U)

106 Roar! Damn autocucumber doesn't like my made up creative words!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:19 PM (+y/Ru)

107 If you like John Wick, check out Raid 1 and Raid 2. Even better action, IMHO. They used a few Raid actors in Wick 3.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 08, 2019 08:19 PM (1UZdv)

108 qdpsteve, Ed Zwick started off great at least.

Probably my all-time favorite TV movie is Special Bulletin, which aired on NBC in 1983. Guess who directed it? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:19 PM (miE9U)

109 Eleanor, sexxx-eeee!!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:20 PM (miE9U)

110 Now you just need Olivia Newton John throwing rifles out of a giant stone head.

-
Rypopp?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:20 PM (+y/Ru)

111
43 They say the song that was #1 when you were 14, is the song of your life.

What song was #1 when I turned 14? "Magic" by Olivia-Newton John. Maybe they were onto something.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:03 PM (miE9U)








Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

Except when she turns around at the end, it's to say "I always had a crush on you. Too bad I'm moving to Moldova for work next week."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 08, 2019 08:21 PM (WO0O0)

112 What does God need with a starship?

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113 #1 song the year I turned 14 was Vince Vaughn"s "Riders in the Sky".

Posted by: Grannymimi at June 08, 2019 08:21 PM (u5LFV)

114 Did anyone here like Desperately Seeking Susan?

Got a ton of publicity 'cuz Madonna was in it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:22 PM (miE9U)

115 Lee Marvin COULD. NOT. SING.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 08, 2019 08:18 PM (JUOKG)

Don't matter. A fun movie. Walter Matthau was not a good singer either, but he was good in Hello Dolly.

When I was in a musical in high school (Hello Dolly, oddly enough), the director specifically said not all singers in musicals are trained, but just be yourself.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 08:22 PM (SUV+r)

116 Saw "Godzilla: King of Monsters" this week as well.

Great monster fights and effects. That part is lots of fun.

Any time the humans show up though....yeesh.

They really need better writers and actors. And the "king" part is taken a little too literally at the end. The writers may have written themselves into a bit of a corner.

Maybe that's the way they'll set up the next movie "Godzilla VS Kong" - as rivals to the "throne".

Anywho, fun movie that should be better than it is.

Cuz it wouldn't require much writing skill to make it better.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 08:23 PM (J2mEl)

117 >>>The number one song on my 14th birthday was...

Cats in the cradle. I can live with that.

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 08, 2019 08:23 PM (Z/jzm)

118 Even when Tears For Fears was advocating suicide in their first album "The Hurting," I'm not sure they showed much emotion.

"The Start Of The Breakdown" had that perfect balance of emotion and control. The only song on that first album to merit a seat on The Big Chair.

The rest of the album was by turns robotic ("Change") or unlistenable ("Ideas As Opiates") or full of emo lame ("Watch Me Bleed", where Orzabal and Smith menstruate all over the place).

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 08:24 PM (ykYG2)

119
Joe Buck is bad enough but "broadcast booth guests" ruin everything.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 08, 2019 08:24 PM (Wx/+I)

120 ITC, LOL

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:24 PM (miE9U)

121 The number one song on my 14th birthday was . . .

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Bad Moon Rising

*there's a bathroom on the right* LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2019 08:24 PM (Y4EXg)

122 I have since 1981 or so thought there is a continuity issue at the end of Alien, Sigourney first sees the alien in the pod she is in the sequence looking through the space helmet but isn't in it yet.

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 08:25 PM (BbGew)

123 Quint, thanks.

Ed Zwick should have quit after Glory, but noooo. Now we all gotta hear his political opinions in his films forever. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:17 PM (miE9U)

I ignored them lol. After checking IMDB, the only other two Zwick films I liked were Blood Diamond and Legends of the Fall, the latter film was overwrought for sure but it had enough for me to like.

I would put Glory near the top of all Civil War films. There really are not that many films that portrayed the war accurately. Sure there are legions of Gone With the Wind fans among other films. But few of them are really good on the war itself. Glory has its flaws but I consider it to be one of the best. It is not the most common story but it is an important story. And i think it was Denzel Washington's best role.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 08:25 PM (n13/j)

124 i keep getting Xanadu and Zardoz

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Xanadu: Stupid rollerskating movie

Zardoz: Sean Connery in red diaper.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:25 PM (+y/Ru)

125 boulder, LOL.
I remember that album getting both a lot of praise and ridicule. Then I thought we'd never hear of Tears For Fears again.

Then Everybody Wants To Rule The World came out. Good grief. That song was everywhere.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:25 PM (miE9U)

126 Great movie. Great review.

But no pic of Julie Newmar. Four stars.

Posted by: 29Victor at June 08, 2019 08:27 PM (BJKQV)

127 Quint, yup, agreed Glory is fantastic. I wonder if it should have won Best Pic instead of whatever else won that year.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:27 PM (miE9U)

128 This would make a terrific movie

https://youtu.be/YvuQQaQLDPQ

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:28 PM (SpqyT)

129 My Grandpa watched Spencer Tracy film A Guy Named Joe in 1943 in Tampa before shipping overseas in WWII.

Posted by: Jmel at June 08, 2019 08:29 PM (OeWgo)

130 Anna, sounds good.

Also, now that Queen and Elton John are done, who's next in line for a big-budget, hyper-promoted musical biopic?

My money's on David Bowie. But if there were justice in the world, the next one would be about Jim Croce.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:29 PM (miE9U)

131 I like the note about color coded brothers. It makes sense in a cinematic sense, and is kind of brilliant.

Because in real life, the brothers would have basically looked very similar, and, their hygiene would have been questionable.

But their work ethic would have been off the hook.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 08:30 PM (SUV+r)

132 127 Quint, yup, agreed Glory is fantastic. I wonder if it should have won Best Pic instead of whatever else won that year.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:27 PM (miE9U

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Just about anything should have beaten Driving Miss Daisy.

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133 Which is why I call the movie Godzilla: King and Saviour of Humanity.

The ecological diatribe was a real killer. They should have let the mother spew that out bit by bit until you get hammered by it. Maddy, "you are the monster." should have had more impact.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:31 PM (SpqyT)

134 #1 song on my 14th birthday: Hey Jude.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:31 PM (+y/Ru)

135 "89
One of my fav musicals if only for two guys trying to sing was Paint
Your Wagon. Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin. Hilarious and touching."

I immediately recognized the music was from the movie when I saw this Amazon commercial in 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHSFEjBulms

Here's Lee Marvin in the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jYk5u9vKfA

And Clint Eastwood's song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn8YubD01sk

Posted by: Reno_Dave at June 08, 2019 08:31 PM (YEhNg)

136 Anon, would explain your bigger-than-life personality ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:31 PM (miE9U)

137
Just about anything should have beaten Driving Miss Daisy.

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Right here, boss.

Posted by: Deep Star Six at June 08, 2019 08:33 PM (J2mEl)

138 Just saw skunk that is bunking up under my deck in the back yard.

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 08:33 PM (BbGew)

139 Regarding Xanadu: Silly, but it had ONJ, as well as ELO's music.

Posted by: Reno_Dave at June 08, 2019 08:33 PM (YEhNg)

140 Arrgh! Ghostbusters is my song!?!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 08, 2019 08:34 PM (ZuqqI)

141 The Big Chair was brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

I remember when "Shout" first came out. In the car to/from some vacation my parents dragged me to. First I thought, huh... interesting direction for Duran Duran. (Nobody was playing any Tears for Fears on the Gulf Coast, except maybe Mad World once or twice.)

But... it wasn't Duran Duran. Not at all. "If I could change your mind I'd really love to break your heart". There was NOTHING like this on the radio in 1985ish. They claim it was just a protest song. But it wasn't that either. It was pure primal scream.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 08:34 PM (ykYG2)

142

The number one song on my 14th birthday was . . .

Turn! Turn! Turn!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 08, 2019 08:34 PM (aKsyK)

143 You got an invisible man sleeping in your bed?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:34 PM (SpqyT)

144 #1 song on my 14th bday - Cream
I don't remember lyrics or tune of it

but I do remember the #1 song of that year - Everything I do I Do It For You

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 08:34 PM (dm05u)

145 >>>Just saw skunk that is bunking up under my deck in the back yard.
Posted by: Skip


Awww, a new pet!

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 08, 2019 08:34 PM (Z/jzm)

146 Anna, who ya gonna call?

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:35 PM (miE9U)

147 Denzel did get the best supporting actor Oscar. I always had an affinity for that award for some reason. I think often the supporting actor really has to reach new heights. Another example is Joe Pesci in Goodfellas.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 08:35 PM (n13/j)

148 The Mormon version is Seven Brides for One Brother.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 08, 2019 08:35 PM (oVJmc)

149 boulder, some great stuff on Big Chair no doubt.
I still love Head Over Heels, and the Broken coda actually improves it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:36 PM (miE9U)

150 For those watching Seven Brides, pay attention to the song lyrics. The tunes are catchy but the lyrics are damn clever.

As much as I enjoy Seven Brides, I actually prefer the 1959 Lil Abner. Fun acting, clever songs and lyrics, terrific humor, Julie Newmar as Stupefyin' Jones, and Stubby Kaye as Marryin' Sam. For some reason the damn DVD is very expensive, which is annoying. And I doubt it could be made today for the same agressively heterosexual reasons.

Posted by: JTB at June 08, 2019 08:36 PM (bmdz3)

151 #1 movie on my 14th birthday: Night of the Living Dead

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:36 PM (+y/Ru)

152 The number one song when I turned 14?

"Something Stupid" by Frank and Nancy Sinatra.

Well...crap!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 08:36 PM (TGayj)

153 VMom Superior @ 66--How To Succeed In Business! I actually saw that movie in 1966 I think. In NYC. Enjoyed it a lot. And the brunette lead, can't recall her name, vrooom.

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2019 08:36 PM (qBNEP)

154 Vmom--

Is that the How to Succeed with Rudy Vallee?

Posted by: Moviegique at June 08, 2019 08:37 PM (KUptT)

155 Diogenes, yup.
Whose brilliant idea was it to have a father and daughter sing a love song to each other?

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:37 PM (miE9U)

156 I liked the ecoweenie part of Godzilla and the dumbass congresswoman who thought she knew everything. And as far as the end goes, what's a Godzilla movie without some cheese?

Posted by: freaked at June 08, 2019 08:37 PM (UdKB7)

157 The Mormon version is Seven Brides for One Brother.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 08, 2019 08:35 PM (oVJmc)

The Somali Version is Seven Sisters for their Brothers.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 08, 2019 08:37 PM (tVQUs)

158 "Everything I do I Do It For You"

Bryan Adams deserved the death penalty for that.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 08:37 PM (ykYG2)

159
Which is why I call the movie Godzilla: King and Saviour of Humanity.

The ecological diatribe was a real killer. They should have let the mother spew that out bit by bit until you get hammered by it. Maddy, "you are the monster." should have had more impact.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:31 PM (SpqyT)




To be fair, the original film had an ecological theme, namely "#AmericansBad because they nuked us and caused nature to retaliate by growing a big, ill-tempered lizard. Never mind about that whole Rape of Nanking Bataan Death March Unit 731 Rape of Manila thing..."

The same theme came up in the Godzilla remake from a couple of years ago, when the American admiral should have taken that fake-assed Hiroshima watch and shoved it up Ken Watanabe's bunghole once he tried to criticize the Americans for using nukes.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 08, 2019 08:37 PM (WO0O0)

160 Just about anything should have beaten Driving Miss Daisy.



Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and
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thanks you both for the reminder. Interesting that Freeman starred in both films.


Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 08:38 PM (n13/j)

161 Oh wait, age 14? Looked up birth.. okay let me go looking again.

Ace of Base, "The Sign"

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:38 PM (SpqyT)

162 #1 song on my 14th bday - Cream

I don't remember lyrics or tune of it




Sunshine of Your Love? Strange Brew? White Room? Badge? Tales of Brave Ulysses?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 08:38 PM (rCBJb)

163 Sunshine Of Your Love was Cream's only #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, so that must have been it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:39 PM (miE9U)

164 Beb Had, responded to you in a separate email


We're good.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 08, 2019 08:39 PM (u82oZ)

165 Whose brilliant idea was it to have a father and daughter sing a love song to each other?
Posted by: qdpsteve

****

Exactly!
That shit shouldn't count!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 08:40 PM (TGayj)

166 Hot Stuff, by Donna Summer.

Disco was still a thing in the summer of '79.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at June 08, 2019 08:40 PM (8AONa)

167 Hot Stuff is IMHO Donna's most rockin' song.

Jeff Skunk Baxter doing his fantastic guitar there. Man that guy was/is talented.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:41 PM (miE9U)

168 Sunshine Of Your Love was Cream's only #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, so that must have been it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:39 PM (miE9U)


The had a lot of #1 songs on TheQuietMan Top 40 and that's the one I go by

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 08:41 PM (rCBJb)

169 Damn.
If my mom had waited a month I'd of had Groovin' by The Young Rascals.
Much better!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 08:41 PM (TGayj)

170 I suppose I should stop pretending that I'm not going to eat this entire bag of peanut m&ms

Posted by: Weasel at June 08, 2019 08:42 PM (MVjcR)

171 TQM, oh on the QDP hits chart Cream couldn't miss. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:42 PM (miE9U)

172 161 Oh wait, age 14? Looked up birth.. okay let me go looking again.

Ace of Base, "The Sign"
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:38 PM (SpqyT)

My lawn. Get off it.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:42 PM (NWiLs)

173

Stupifyin, Jones!

Posted by: Zombie Hugh at June 08, 2019 08:42 PM (pTU6U)

174 Whose brilliant idea was it to have a father and daughter sing a love song to each other?

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You think that's bad? Natalie Cole sang with her zombie father.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:42 PM (+y/Ru)

175 who's next in line for a big-budget, hyper-promoted musical biopic? "

You said it...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 08, 2019 08:43 PM (6qErC)

176
Oh wait, age 14? Looked up birth.. okay let me go looking again.

Ace of Base, "The Sign"
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:38 PM (SpqyT)







Yeah, I just realized I did the same thing. Oops, I'm not THAT old.

Exile - Kiss You All Over

Ewwww.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 08, 2019 08:43 PM (WO0O0)

177 Arrgh! Ghostbusters is my song!?!
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 08, 2019 08:34 PM (ZuqqI)

--------------------------

And you're complaining?! I got George Michael's Faith. Meh. In looking that up, though, I did come to learn that there are people out there whose song would be Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up. It's a retro-RickRoll!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 08, 2019 08:43 PM (8g9zh)

178 The best John Ritter movie is Real Men with Jim Belushi.

Hilarious.

Classic.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 08, 2019 08:44 PM (smc0A)

179 Anonosaurus, true, but at least it could be interpreted as her tribute to Nat, who left us way too soon.

Anon a mouse, thanks.
I'd pay actual money at a theater to see a Jim Croce biopic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:44 PM (miE9U)

180 #1 song on my 14th birthday: "Paperback Writer"

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 08:44 PM (aS1PU)

181 LOL

I'm grateful mine was Motown, and not disco!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 08, 2019 08:45 PM (QU+qf)

182 Just finished watching John Wick 1.

I forgot that it's a good 30 min until the first fight scene. There are a couple of plot holes, because it's a movie and not real life, but it's very good. Very good. Best of the series, I think.

John Wick was the movie that convinced me that Keanu Reeves could act, actually.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 08, 2019 08:45 PM (xJa6I)

183 Are we going by birthday or year end number 1 song? Mine are VERY different depending on which one is being used.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:45 PM (NWiLs)

184
150 JTB -Lil Abner (1959) also had some great dancing in it.

Posted by: Glenn John at June 08, 2019 08:45 PM (2DFh6)

185 Lady by Kenny Rogers.

Wow.

Posted by: blaster at June 08, 2019 08:45 PM (ZfRYq)

186 Natalie Cole sang with her zombie father"

That surprised me...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 08, 2019 08:45 PM (6qErC)

187
Whose brilliant idea was it to have a father and daughter sing a love song to each other?

-
You think that's bad? Natalie Cole sang with her zombie father.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:42 PM (+y/Ru)






Damn. Why didn't I think of that???

Posted by: Zombie John Phillips at June 08, 2019 08:45 PM (WO0O0)

188 #BlackLGBTLivesMatter version is Seven Brothers For Seven Brothers.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:45 PM (+y/Ru)

189 Insom, choose whichever one you think fits you best. :-)

blaster, at least it was written by Lionel Richie. (Yes I like Lionel, I'm not using my man card anyway.) ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:46 PM (miE9U)

190 Where's Vic? His probably has no title but is accompanied by timbrel and lyre.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:46 PM (NWiLs)

191 Eleanor, there were some great disco songs.
See Hot Stuff, listed above... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (miE9U)

192 189 Insom, choose whichever one you think fits you best. :-)

blaster, at least it was written by Lionel Richie. (Yes I like Lionel, I'm not using my man card anyway.) ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:46 PM (miE9U)

Neither one fits at all.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (NWiLs)

193 Number 1 song when I turned 14 was "Happy Together" by the Turtles. I've heard worse. At least it wasn't some shit by the Archies.

Posted by: JTB at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (bmdz3)

194 LOL



I'm grateful mine was Motown, and not disco!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 08, 2019 08:45 PM (QU+qf)

Interesting factoid. Motown produced the greatest tv miniseries of all time, Lonesome Dove.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (n13/j)

195 @som I think a hurdygurdy number.

Posted by: blaster at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (ZfRYq)

196 Whoa, scary. The #1 song my my birthday when I was 14 was Phil Collin's 'Take a Look at me Now'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (xJa6I)

197 Also, if it had to be Marvin Gaye, it wasn't "Heard It Through the Grapevine" (although that is ANOTHER great song).

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (QU+qf)

198 Or would Vic be more of a sistrum type of person?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (SpqyT)

199 Where's Vic? His probably has no title but is accompanied by timbrel and lyre.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:46 PM (NWiLs)


nah. Drums.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (aS1PU)

200 I'm surprised John Ritter's flick Problem Child isn't a bigger hit here. OTOH I think someone said it's great for the first 30 minutes, bo-ring the rest.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:48 PM (miE9U)

201 Actually, now that I think about it, the fact that neither one fits at all is itself illuminating.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:48 PM (NWiLs)

202 *drags thread back on-topic*

Seven Brides is one of those musicals I need to add to the collection. It's a great date-night movie with Mrs. Mahon.

As I said, never saw the whole thing beginning to end, but I liked what I saw.

Oh, and as for actors in musicals what could not sing: Ray Walston in South Pacific. But he was exuberant.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 08:48 PM (SUV+r)

203 Phil Collin's 'Take a Look at me Now'.

That was one of his good ones. Actually.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 08:49 PM (ykYG2)

204 Natalie Cole sang with her zombie father"

That surprised me...

-
Singing with zombies is Unforgett.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K4zzrf2DETw

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:49 PM (+y/Ru)

205 Insom, tell me both songs and I'll tell you which I would choose.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:49 PM (miE9U)

206 Where's Vic? His probably has no title but is accompanied by timbrel and lyre.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:46 PM (NWiLs)

nah. Drums.
Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (aS1PU)

---------------------------

Do two rocks banged together count as drums?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 08, 2019 08:49 PM (8g9zh)

207 Good grief! All of you are so young. None, or almost none, of your songs are pre-1960!

Posted by: Grannymimi at June 08, 2019 08:49 PM (u5LFV)

208 And Clint Eastwood's song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn8YubD01sk
Posted by: Reno_Dave at June 08, 2019 08:31 PM (YEhNg)

Watch Clint's eyes when he sings - he looks like he's scanning the horizon for enemy aircraft.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 08, 2019 08:49 PM (V2Yro)

209 29victor -- ms. Newmar is in both shots with the other sisters. My initial thought was to put ONLY pix of her....

Posted by: Moviegique at June 08, 2019 08:50 PM (KUptT)

210 JW1 was good because the story telling was sparse.

JW2 tried to do world building and by filling in too many details crushed whatever you built from the hints.

JW3 got sparse again but had to live in the walls JW2 stood up.

Posted by: blaster at June 08, 2019 08:50 PM (ZfRYq)

211 I got George Michael's Faith. Meh.

At least you can tap your foot to it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 08:50 PM (ykYG2)

212 Eleanor, there were some great disco songs.
See Hot Stuff, listed above... :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve

Haha, no, Steve, just NO.

Except, of course, the only Stones disco song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuRxXRuAz-I

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 08, 2019 08:50 PM (QU+qf)

213 Quint, that is interesting about Lonesome Dove.

I also know, Johnny Carson was one of the executive producers of The Big Chill.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:50 PM (miE9U)

214 There were, literally, hundreds of number one songs when I was fourteen. One that sticks in my mind, but I can't remember it, was sung by a quartet of negros, very clean, well spoken guys.

Posted by: Joe Biden, man of the people at June 08, 2019 08:50 PM (C1Lsn)

215 199 Where's Vic? His probably has no title but is accompanied by timbrel and lyre.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:46 PM (NWiLs)

nah. Drums.
Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (aS1PU)

Hollow logs beaten with sabertooth tiger femurs.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:50 PM (NWiLs)

216 I was 14 in 1963, and imagined when the Chiffons sang 'He's So Fine' they were singing about me to me. What's wrong with a skinny white boy loving his some hot black girls? Nuttin' honey.

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2019 08:50 PM (qBNEP)

217
John Ritter is hilarious in Skin Deep, although the movie is just mid-level Blake Edwards at best.

The cockfight in the dark scene.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 08, 2019 08:50 PM (WO0O0)

218 Eleanor, I thought the Stones' disco song was Emotional Rescue. But Miss You is also a classic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:51 PM (miE9U)

219 Natalie Cole sang with her zombie father"

That surprised me...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 08, 2019 08:45 PM (6qErC)

****

Probably shocked the shit outta the studio crew too.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 08:51 PM (TGayj)

220 Edgar Winter - FRANKENSTEIN!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 08, 2019 08:51 PM (V2Yro)

221 DR.WTF

Bull roarer.

Vic started the trend.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 08, 2019 08:51 PM (u82oZ)

222 I was Living on a Prayer.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 08, 2019 08:51 PM (56Sbs)

223 205 Insom, tell me both songs and I'll tell you which I would choose.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:49 PM (miE9U)

Madonna Like a Prayer
Bobby Brown My Prerogative

I'd take the latter over the former but neither song particularly fits.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:51 PM (NWiLs)

224
Dear me, "Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis was #1 on my birthday.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 08, 2019 08:52 PM (Wx/+I)

225 The knife scene is so well choreographed that it strikes me that some inventive director could make a great all-singin' all-dancin' violent action musical,

Get on it, Hollywood.
Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 08:16 PM (J2mEl)

John Wick 3 had the best fight and gun choreography of any movie I've seen in years.

Better than Avengers: Endgame, easily.

Quality takes time and money but not a fortune.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 08, 2019 08:52 PM (xJa6I)

226 Insom, IMHO My Prerogative is the much better song.
Just heard it for the first time in years on SXM.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:52 PM (miE9U)

227 224
Dear me, "Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis was #1 on my birthday.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 08, 2019 08:52 PM (Wx/+I)

Whoa, so you're, like, 107 years old?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:53 PM (NWiLs)

228 Bull roarer.

Vic started the trend.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 08, 2019 08:51 PM (u82oZ)


He's an innovator.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 08:53 PM (aS1PU)

229 "I would put Glory near the top of all Civil War films"


Truth.

For me mostly because of the scene where Denzel is actin' a fool and Morgan slaps him and powerfully reminds the men that the White soldiers had been dying for years by the thousands, for them, and soon it woukd be their time to "ante up . . . like men!"

Was nice to be reminded that a damned lot of White men died to free the slaves.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 08, 2019 08:53 PM (smc0A)

230 Diogenes; I got that one

Posted by: zeera with a new book, link in nic at June 08, 2019 08:53 PM (Yi5wO)

231 199 Where's Vic? His probably has no title but is accompanied by timbrel and lyre.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:46 PM (NWiLs)

nah. Drums.
Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (aS1PU)

Oh come on, Vic's not that old. His was "Mammy!" by Al Jolson.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 08, 2019 08:53 PM (V2Yro)

232 #BlackLGBTLivesMatter version is Seven Brothers For Seven Brothers.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:45 PM (+y/Ru)


Barry O: I LOVE that movie!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 08:53 PM (FuzgL)

233 Edgar Winter - FRANKENSTEIN!
Posted by: Tom Servo


Tom wins all the stuff.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 08, 2019 08:54 PM (QU+qf)

234 210 JW1 was good because the story telling was sparse.

JW2 tried to do world building and by filling in too many details crushed whatever you built from the hints.

JW3 got sparse again but had to live in the walls JW2 stood up.
Posted by: blaster at June 08, 2019 08:50 PM (ZfRYq)

The first movie is pretty grounded

The second starts to get silly.

The third embraces the silliness without breaking the action and drama.

I'm enjoying the series for what it is.

I can't tell you how many guns I've almost bought just because of John Wick.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 08, 2019 08:54 PM (xJa6I)

235 Is that the How to Succeed with Rudy Vallee?

Posted by: Moviegique at June 08, 2019 08:37 PM (KUptT)

yes!

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 08:55 PM (dm05u)

236 So far no BOC Godzilla.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:55 PM (SpqyT)

237
Oh, and as for actors in musicals what could not sing: Ray Walston in South Pacific. But he was exuberant.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard


Did he sing in Damn Yankees?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 08, 2019 08:55 PM (aKsyK)

238 Insom, IMHO My Prerogative is the much better song.
Just heard it for the first time in years on SXM.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:52 PM (miE9U)

------------------------------

Had that song on a mix tape back in the day. If I thought hard enough about it, I could probably tell you what songs came before and after.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 08, 2019 08:55 PM (8g9zh)

239 OH and related: didn't win the auction of the Wilson Combat. Which is fine, overall.

Did buy an old 1930's single shot 410, just because.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 08, 2019 08:55 PM (xJa6I)

240 I actually got to see Nat Cole perform at 6 Flags over Texas in '75. A great show.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 08:55 PM (TGayj)

241 232 #BlackLGBTLivesMatter version is Seven Brothers For Seven Brothers.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:45 PM (+y/Ru)

70's Blaxploitation Version: Seven Pimps fo' Seven Ho's.

today's SJW version: 7 Trannies for 7 Lezzies.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 08, 2019 08:55 PM (V2Yro)

242 Looks like Dark Phoenix is bombing HARD

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 08, 2019 08:56 PM (xJa6I)

243
Oh, and as for actors in musicals what could not sing: Ray Walston in South Pacific. But he was exuberant.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard

Did he sing in Damn Yankees?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 08, 2019 08:55 PM (aKsyK)








Nah, that was Tommy Shaw.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 08, 2019 08:57 PM (WO0O0)

244 No One, yup. I admit music went really sour in the late 1980s; all these cutesy hip-hop artists and also-ran new wavers came through. Tiffany anyone? :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:57 PM (miE9U)

245 8 LGBQ for 8 other LGBQ

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 08:57 PM (BbGew)

246 Quint, that is interesting about Lonesome Dove.



I also know, Johnny Carson was one of the executive producers of The Big Chill.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:50 PM (miE9U)

I should check that one out for a screening. I know it "defined a generation" for a lot of people and for that reason alone it would be worth seeing. And there are lots of great actors in it so it should be worth it.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 08:57 PM (n13/j)

247 217 ... "John Ritter is hilarious in Skin Deep"
Skin Deep is a so so movie but it has one of the funniest lines I ever heard on film. John Ritter, after everything goes wrong for him, bursts into a room and yells "There is a God!! And he's a gag writer!!"

Posted by: JTB at June 08, 2019 08:57 PM (bmdz3)

248 Qdpsteve thinks he's alone now?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:57 PM (SpqyT)

249 203 Phil Collin's 'Take a Look at me Now'.

That was one of his good ones. Actually.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 08:49 PM (ykYG2)

Jah, that and his cover of 'You Can't Hurry Love' really work for me

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 08, 2019 08:57 PM (xJa6I)

250 Poster gets Twatter bounced for posting the word "honk". So just watch it!

https://bit.ly/31f1aN3

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 08:58 PM (+y/Ru)

251 Dem version is 7 Illegals for 77 voters.

It loses something the math.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 08:58 PM (TGayj)

252 Watched bits of 'Lawrence of Arabia' this afternoon. My gheydar kept interrupting every time Peter O'Toole was part of the scene.

Perhaps false alarms, but there it is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 08, 2019 08:58 PM (j84Xz)

253 The Big Chill had a great soundtrack.

I used to own it.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 08, 2019 08:58 PM (QU+qf)

254 253 The Big Chill had a great soundtrack.

I used to own it.
Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 08, 2019 08:58 PM (QU+qf)

Great soundtrack, garbage movie.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 08:59 PM (NWiLs)

255 Anna, LOL.
I liked Tiffany's until I heard Tommy James' original, which blows it out of the water.

Quint, The Big Chill is okay to see, once. But yes, the utter unctuousness of those uber-boomers just oozes right out of the TV set and makes a giant narcissistic mess right on your living room carpet. Yick!

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:59 PM (miE9U)

256 Qdpsteve thinks he's alone now?
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 08:57 PM (SpqyT)


***

He doesn't think theres anyone else around

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 09:00 PM (TGayj)

257 "BOC Godzilla"

In a hundred years there will be only one song from the 70's still known and this will be it.

Posted by: freaked at June 08, 2019 09:00 PM (UdKB7)

258 Great soundtrack, garbage movie.
Posted by: Insomniac

Yep, pretty much.

Which is why I bought the soundtrack, and not the VHS!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 08, 2019 09:00 PM (QU+qf)

259 Insom and Eleanor, exactly.
I feel the same way about Forrest Gump, frankly. Great soundtrack, not very good movie at all.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:00 PM (miE9U)

260 I one time attended a special showing of locally made movies made by Indies. One of the movies was basically The Big Chill rehashed with some local settings.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 09:00 PM (SpqyT)

261 No One, yup. I admit music went really sour in the late 1980s; all these cutesy hip-hop artists and also-ran new wavers came through. Tiffany anyone? :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 08:57 PM (miE9U)

------------------------

Eh, I'll admit to liking Tiffany (though mostly because I had a crush on her). And have you seen her lately? She's filled out (actually saw her in a syfy movie with Debbie Gibson)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 08, 2019 09:01 PM (8g9zh)

262 Tiffany is a One

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 08, 2019 09:02 PM (xJa6I)

263 I think my little brother is a big fan of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

He sings "I Believe In Me" To his mirror.

I liked both the book by Shepard Mead and the movie. "Venezuela".

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 08, 2019 09:02 PM (u82oZ)

264 No One, I'll have to look that up.
Tiffany's music was IMHO tuneful but pretty insubstantial.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:02 PM (miE9U)

265 "FM" (the movie) - I haven't seen that in years, I remember I thought it was great when it came out, but I wonder if it has stoop up well. Steely Dan did most of the sound track, iirc, that's what I mainly remember about it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 08, 2019 09:02 PM (V2Yro)

266 I just looked up some recent pictures of Basia.
She's, uh, filled out too, quite a bit... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:03 PM (miE9U)

267 Tom Servo, supposedly the movie FM inspired the series WKRP In Cincinnati.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:03 PM (miE9U)

268 Fallout 76 had a killer theme song though
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCGD9dT12C0

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 09:03 PM (ykYG2)

269 Open the Door, Richard - Count Basie

I may be old, but I have class.

Posted by: Not Telling at June 08, 2019 09:04 PM (yAc+w)

270 Insom and Eleanor, exactly.
I feel the same way about Forrest Gump, frankly. Great soundtrack, not very good movie at all.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:00 PM (miE9U)

----------------------------

The movie was just something to hang the soundtrack on. I have similar feelings about Good Morning, Vietnam. To be honest, I don't remember much of the actual movie, but I loved the soundtrack (which included Robin Williams's on-air bits)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 08, 2019 09:04 PM (8g9zh)

271 Tiffany was okay. But I liked Debbie Gibson. Not her music. God no. Pop music sucks, no matter the era. Her. She was tight. Oddly, she wrote much of her trite pop music.

So, you know, whatever.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 09:04 PM (SUV+r)

272 196 Whoa, scary. The #1 song my my birthday when I was 14 was Phil Collin's 'Take a Look at me Now'.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (xJa6I)

Could've been worse - like Sussudio

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 09:04 PM (NWiLs)

273 I was very young the first time I saw Seven Brides and thought Howard Keel had this incrediblely deep voice. When I was in high school I saw it again and realized I was singing along an octave below Keel. That's when I learned he was a baritone.

Posted by: JTB at June 08, 2019 09:05 PM (bmdz3)

274 Shaft meets Seven Brothers for Seven Brothers, the musical.

Posted by: klaftern at June 08, 2019 09:05 PM (RuIsu)

275 Pug, Debbie Gibson always seemed to have a bit more heft as a singer/actor/artist in general than Tiffany. Again though, that is/was just my impression.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:05 PM (miE9U)

276 Eh, I'll admit to liking Tiffany (though mostly because I had a crush on her). And have you seen her lately? She's filled out (actually saw her in a syfy movie with Debbie Gibson)
Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 08, 2019 09:01 PM (8g9zh)

*****

She filled out playboy.

So I'm told. I only read it for the jokes.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 09:05 PM (TGayj)

277 no no no Cream by Prince!

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 09:05 PM (dm05u)

278 #1 song on my 14th birthday: Le Freak by Chic.


Really?? I have no words.

Posted by: dantesed at June 08, 2019 09:06 PM (88xKn)

279 Lonesome Polecat: cant say not vows to a herd of cows. The best musical ever.

Posted by: dread0 at June 08, 2019 09:06 PM (Bptbo)

280 No One, IMHO Good Morning Vietnam is far better of a movie than Gump or Big Chill, but by now I admit it's rather dated and predictable.

There was such an obsession with Vietnam in the 1980s, it's kind of spooky now that I think about it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:07 PM (miE9U)

281
193 Number 1 song when I turned 14 was "Happy Together" by the Turtles. I've heard worse. At least it wasn't some shit by the Archies.
Posted by: JTB at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (bmdz3)


yeah, rub it in.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 09:07 PM (sy5kK)

282 "FM" (the movie) - I haven't seen that in years, I remember I thought it was great when it came out, but I wonder if it has stoop up well. Steely Dan did most of the sound track, iirc, that's what I mainly remember about it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 08, 2019 09:02 PM (V2Yro)


I had the soundtrack album of that movie. It was good, not just Steely Dan.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 09:08 PM (aS1PU)

283 Is this the story of the Alaskan Bush People?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 08, 2019 09:08 PM (438dO)

284 Number 1 song when I turned 14 was "Happy Together" by the Turtles. I've heard worse. At least it wasn't some shit by the Archies.
Posted by: JTB at June 08, 2019 08:47 PM (bmdz3)


yeah, rub it in.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 09:07 PM (sy5kK)

****

Suddenly the Senatras don't seem so bad.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 09:08 PM (TGayj)

285 No One, IMHO Good Morning Vietnam is far better of a
movie than Gump or Big Chill, but by now I admit it's rather dated and
predictable.



There was such an obsession with Vietnam in the 1980s, it's kind of spooky now that I think about it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:07 PM (miE9U)

Yeah there were so many flicks of that genre, particularly the MIA series. I thought Uncommon Valor stood out, at least to me.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 09:09 PM (n13/j)

286 Debbie Gibson always seemed to have a bit more heft as a singer/actor/artist in general than Tiffany. Again though, that is/was just my impression.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:05 PM (miE9U)

That's why I mentioned her writing her own songs. Pop music sucks balls, but at leas she had the chops to make her own instead of just puking out what others wrote.


Plus, she was cute.

But, in the end, neither Debbie nor Tiffany could stand up to Robyn Sparkles.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 09:09 PM (SUV+r)

287 Quint, yup. Some Vietnam flicks were better than others, of course.

I know Hanoi Hilton is beloved here too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:10 PM (miE9U)

288
There was such an obsession with Vietnam in the 1980s, it's kind of spooky now that I think about it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:07 PM (miE9U)







And all of it trying to convince us that the United States lost the war, when clearly this was not the case.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 08, 2019 09:10 PM (WO0O0)

289 -
#1 song through most of my childhood (according to me) ? Dead skunk in the middle of the road.

Still better than most popular muzac.

Posted by: irright at June 08, 2019 09:10 PM (BShhQ)

290 ITC, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:11 PM (miE9U)

291 Romney: I might not endorse anyone for president next year

-
Can't decide between Tomahawk Lizzie and Crazy Bernie?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 09:11 PM (+y/Ru)

292 289 -
#1 song through most of my childhood (according to me) ? Dead skunk in the middle of the road.

Still better than most popular muzac.
Posted by: irright at June 08, 2019 09:10 PM (BShhQ)

That would have been quite apropos for me.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 09:11 PM (NWiLs)

293 #1 song through most of my childhood (according to me) ? Dead skunk in the middle of the road.

Still better than most popular muzac.
Posted by: irright at June 08, 2019 09:10 PM (BShhQ)


Heh. I used to sing that in the car while driving my kids to school. They groaned every time but they loved it.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 09:12 PM (aS1PU)

294 I thought MTV sucked to be honest. Other people watched it for hours on end and it bored me to tears. I do find the Total Eclipse of the Heart song and video to be amusing.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 09:12 PM (n13/j)

295 I may have mentioned this before, but I absolutely hate musicals.

That is not to say say I do not love some songs from musicals... but the concept seems contrived and dumb to me.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 08, 2019 09:13 PM (438dO)

296 Mitt Romney's theme song is "Ain't Nothin' But A B!tch Thang" by ICP.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 09:14 PM (ykYG2)

297 Romney: I might not endorse anyone for president next year



-

Can't decide between Tomahawk Lizzie and Crazy Bernie?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 09:11 PM (+y/Ru)


Oh dear, now how will we know who to vote for?!?!?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 09:14 PM (FuzgL)

298 Did you know they're doing a remake of "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers?"

"Seven Twinks For Seven Rockers"

Posted by: mnw at June 08, 2019 09:14 PM (Cssks)

299 Quint, yup. Some Vietnam flicks were better than others, of course.



I know Hanoi Hilton is beloved here too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:10 PM (miE9U)

I haven't seen that one in a long time. Hamburger Hill was pretty good and basically pro -American by Hollywood standards.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 09:14 PM (n13/j)

300 -
--
Romney: I might not endorse anyone for president next year .

------------------------------------

Guy simply can't envision anyone as awesome as himself.

Posted by: irright at June 08, 2019 09:14 PM (BShhQ)

301 I thought MTV sucked to be honest. Other people watched it for hours on end and it bored me to tears. I do find the Total Eclipse of the Heart song and video to be amusing.
Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 09:12 PM (n13/j)


This is the version I like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsgWUq0fdKk

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 09:14 PM (aS1PU)

302 Quint, I could be wrong but I think Total Eclipse was considered ridonkulous even by the standards of the 1980s.

Needed in 1985 to tear your house down? You could call the wrecking ball people, or just play "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" at full volume once or twice and get the job done. What wasn't destroyed by Bonnie Tyler's earthshaking voice, the neighbors would rip apart for you, just so they could stuff the dust in their ears to block out the song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:14 PM (miE9U)

303 Now I got sucked into Aliens.

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 09:15 PM (BbGew)

304 Quint, I love Hamburger Hill too.

The point of HH seemed to be, Vietnam was a giant waste, but the soldiers of that war were overall great people.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:16 PM (miE9U)

305 The number one song the year I turned 14 was To Sir With Love by Lulu.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 08, 2019 09:16 PM (JgA4k)

306 Your heterosexual? I'm heterosexual. We should hang out.

Posted by: Col. Jessop at June 08, 2019 09:16 PM (OKp8N)

307 Now I got sucked into Aliens.
Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 09:15 PM (BbGew)

You too?

Posted by: Whitley Strieber at June 08, 2019 09:17 PM (vqIkG)

308 Illtempurecurr

Where the fuck were you?

We lost that POS war. We ran out of there with our tails between our legs.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 08, 2019 09:17 PM (438dO)

309 303 Now I got sucked into Aliens.
Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 09:15 PM (BbGew)

In space, aliens suck into you.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2019 09:17 PM (NWiLs)

310 irright- Dead Skunk was Loudon Wainwright IV, are I right?

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2019 09:17 PM (qBNEP)

311 Had a relation in theater in a really woke college town. PhD program.
I told him he should produce "South Pacific" so we could see what happened when"There is Nothing Like A Dame" came on.
He missed the point. Said he didn't think he could assemble the talent. Strange. Our high school did.
And perhaps the woke audience wouldn't understand the historical references.

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at June 08, 2019 09:17 PM (fikzx)

312 I may have mentioned this before, but I absolutely hate musicals.


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry
----------

You know how I know you're *not* ghey?

Posted by: Not Telling at June 08, 2019 09:17 PM (yAc+w)

313 To Sir with Love is a great song, and LuLu was smoking back in the day.

Posted by: Col. Jessop at June 08, 2019 09:18 PM (OKp8N)

314 When it comes to movie musicals, do y'all sing along? I tend to belt out the tunes in a window rattling way. Fortunately, Mrs. JTB is tolerant. My parents were huge movie musical fans and had a lot of the soundtracks on LPs, so I grew up hearing them.

Posted by: JTB at June 08, 2019 09:18 PM (bmdz3)

315 some moron NEEDS to do a Romney version of that classic clown diss.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 09:18 PM (ykYG2)

316 Re: Dead Skunk. Still have the 45.

Posted by: klaftern at June 08, 2019 09:18 PM (RuIsu)

317 boulder: what, spray some seltzer water into Mitt's face?

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:19 PM (miE9U)

318 If MTV existed solely to produce Beavis and Butthead it would have been worth it.

Posted by: irright at June 08, 2019 09:19 PM (BShhQ)

319 Number 1 song from my childhood, as I remember it, anyway?

Seems like "Love Me Tender" was always on.

Elvis bored my tits off, btw. Then & now.

Also, "Purole People Eater" got endless airplay.

Posted by: mnw at June 08, 2019 09:19 PM (Cssks)

320 I'm on the phone and not really in the thread (I will be shortly) but a ctrl+F just tells me that NONE OF YOU IDIOTS HAS MADE THE BRIAN DENNEHEY JOKE.

Last picture.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 09:19 PM (fuK7c)

321 You ain't seen nothing yet- BTO
I like BTO

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 09:20 PM (BbGew)

322 302 Quint, I could be wrong but I think Total Eclipse was considered ridonkulous even by the standards of the 1980s

==

totally ridonkulous.

Posted by: Eye of the Tiger at June 08, 2019 09:20 PM (dm05u)

323 One of my favorites when I was a kid was the Smothers Brothers riff on "I Talk To The Trees". If you have seen "Paint Your Wagon" then you need to hear it.

Posted by: freaked at June 08, 2019 09:21 PM (UdKB7)

324 Ah yes, the rock group Survivor.
I always thought of them as a low-budget Journey.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:21 PM (miE9U)

325 293 #1 song through most of my childhood (according to me) ? Dead skunk in the middle of the road.

Still better than most popular muzac.
Posted by: irright at June 08, 2019 09:10 PM (BShhQ)

Heh. I used to sing that in the car while driving my kids to school. They groaned every time but they loved it.
Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 09:12 PM (aS1PU)


Dad? Is that you?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 09:21 PM (sy5kK)

326 Ughhhh,

Crimson and Clover

I'm sorry I even looked it up...smfh.

Posted by: browndog at June 08, 2019 09:22 PM (bGMOs)

327 When it comes to movie musicals, do y'all sing along?
Posted by: JTB at June 08, 2019 09:18 PM

No, mostly I change the channel

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 09:22 PM (BbGew)

328 Dad? Is that you?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 09:21 PM (sy5kK)


You loved it didn't you.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 09:22 PM (aS1PU)

329 Mine is The Bee Gees - How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

It's gay, even by Bee Gee standards.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 08, 2019 09:22 PM (1UZdv)

330 This movie is a family favorite. The lines "there's only 3 little ones" and "nice night for a coon hunt" are lines we use frequently when my sisters and families get together.

The dance scene is one of the best ever scenes in any musical.

Posted by: Rachel at June 08, 2019 09:23 PM (3ahMa)

331 Just found something else to add to my next Golden Isis novel, a Great War U-boat in Central Park.

https://youtu.be/Y4XQQl6Q_7U

Really should get to writing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 09:24 PM (SpqyT)

332 there's one season of the Carol Burnett show on amazon prime

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 09:24 PM (dm05u)

333 Paint Your Wagon had a great song... They Call the Wind Maria

I used to sing that at solo acoustic gigs

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 08, 2019 09:25 PM (438dO)

334 I dunno why you 'tons are so down on Bonnie Tyler & "Total Eclipse."

That was a Jim Steinman song. Composed & produced.

I take it, then, you must've also hated Meatloiaf's megahit with Karla DeVito, "Praying For the End of Time," too?

Karla featured in some of my best 'special' dreams.

Posted by: mnw at June 08, 2019 09:25 PM (Cssks)

335 328 Dad? Is that you?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 09:21 PM (sy5kK)

You loved it didn't you.
Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 09:22 PM (aS1PU)



I was louder than Dad, or any of my 3 brothers that may or may not have been in the car.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 09:25 PM (sy5kK)

336 -
--
320 I'm on the phone and not really in the thread (I will be shortly) but a ctrl+F just tells me that NONE OF YOU IDIOTS HAS MADE THE BRIAN DENNEHY JOKE.

-----------------------------------

OK. Here is a fact. No one. And I mean NO ONE, has better portrayed a dead skunk than Brian Dennehy. Prove me wrong.

Posted by: irright at June 08, 2019 09:25 PM (BShhQ)

337 I just watched Police Academy. Pretty bad but I laughed in particular when the commander was given a blow job while he was giving a speech.
The movie required zero thought, which suited me.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 08, 2019 09:25 PM (JgA4k)

338 Told my movie friend, who's into musicals (hello mark), I couldn't stand them because they were all fags.

He said, watch this.

OK. Then it was Oklahoma and now I'll watch and enjoy them. Hell of a lot better to watch a faggot Prince movie than stupid animators or other comic book crap.

Posted by: Chilly at June 08, 2019 09:26 PM (Vz3Wh)

339 268 Fallout 76 had a killer theme song though
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCGD9dT12C0
Posted by: boulder t'hobo



Preferred Fallout 1's theme.

https://youtu.be/ddFW2_FQGXE

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 08, 2019 09:26 PM (HCqAo)

340
I thought MTV sucked to be honest. Other people watched it for hours
on end and it bored me to tears. I do find the Total Eclipse of the
Heart song and video to be amusing.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 09:12 PM (n13/j)



This is the version I like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsgWUq0fdKk

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 09:14 PM (aS1PU)

definitely the best version.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 09:26 PM (n13/j)

341 Jim Steinman seemed to always have a giant boner for Wagner.

Fine, but not every song needs to be a wall-rattling opus for gigantic drama queens to wail.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:26 PM (miE9U)

342 Hey all, fun movie, saw it growing up, and you already know I like musicals.

Posted by: americankestrel's phone at June 08, 2019 09:27 PM (HBKaX)

343 here's one season of the Carol Burnett show on amazon prime
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 09:24 PM (dm05u)

Lyle Waggoner is alive and doing quite well.

Lives in Wyoming somewhere.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 08, 2019 09:27 PM (Z+IKu)

344 Wanna know something funny?

I'm watching Innerspace right now. What a dumb movie. But I was working at Safeway in Scottsdale when they were filming some scenes, and my store was in the running. But...alas. They went with one further west on Camelback.

My brush with greatness.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 09:28 PM (SUV+r)

345 I'm not big on musicals, but Singin in the Rain is always in my top ten.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 08, 2019 09:28 PM (1UZdv)

346 Top song on my 14th birthday: "Ghost Busters". Who ya gonna call?

Posted by: BananaDream at June 08, 2019 09:29 PM (l6b3d)

347 "Can't Stop the Music!"

I NEVER miss a Bruce Jenner/Valarie Perrine musical!

Posted by: mnw at June 08, 2019 09:29 PM (Cssks)

348 It looks like the number one song on my 14th birthday was Ode to Billy Joe.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 08, 2019 09:29 PM (JgA4k)

349 Pug, LOL.

There's one tiny scene in Wayne's World that was shot in my home town of Lakewood, the T-1000 scene. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:29 PM (miE9U)

350 I have never made it through 7 Brides For 7 Brothers, but I could watch My Fair Lady every day. Audrey Hepburn. The music is great too.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 09:29 PM (aS1PU)

351 Diamond in the back, sunroof top, diggin' the scene with the gangster lean...

Posted by: Burger Chef at June 08, 2019 09:29 PM (RuIsu)

352 I haven't played any of these new games like Fallout. I still play Civilization 2 or 3 if I want to game. But that Fallout has some good music. I would go with Big Iron and Country Roads.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 09:30 PM (n13/j)

353 Probably more appropriate for the Book Thread but I've been reading Yahoo's interview with Michael Wolff over his new book and even they call him out on his lies:



"Even if I was wrong, I'm not going to admit it to you," said Wolff in an interview for the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery."

The exchange over Wolff's multiple mistakes grew testy at times.

"You get all these things wrong and then you ask us to trust you," this correspondent said to Wolff.

"No, you get these things wrong," Wolff retorted. "This critique is bulls***!"

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 09:30 PM (cnLSW)

354 "Fine, but not every song needs to be a wall-rattling opus for gigantic drama queens to wail."

You talkin to me!

Posted by: Zombie Meatloaf at June 08, 2019 09:31 PM (1UZdv)

355 With my siblings, there are movies that we have to decide: are we going to watch this as a sign along or just watch? If it is the first time for someone we will just watch. If we've all seen it, it's a sign along.

Posted by: americankestrel's phone at June 08, 2019 09:32 PM (HBKaX)

356 I dunno why you 'tons are so down on Bonnie Tyler & "Total Eclipse."

That was a Jim Steinman song. Composed & produced.


I love Total Eclipse of the Heart. Unironically.

On the other hand, once you watch the literal version you will never be able to unsee it:

https://youtu.be/fsgWUq0fdKk

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 09:32 PM (fuK7c)

357 Bander, cocaine was a helluva drug back in '83... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:32 PM (miE9U)

358 With my siblings, there are movies that we have to decide: are we going to watch this as a sign along or just watch? If it is the first time for someone we will just watch. If we've all seen it, it's a sign along.
Posted by: americankestrel's phone at June 08, 2019 09:32 PM (HBKaX)


So you understand the Mandella funeral sign language guy?

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 08, 2019 09:33 PM (aS1PU)

359 I wouldn't say Fallout is a new game. The first, turn based classic came out in 1997. By today's gaming standards, its ancient. Still very playable though.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 08, 2019 09:33 PM (HCqAo)

360 There's one tiny scene in Wayne's World that was shot in my home town of Lakewood, the T-1000 scene. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 09:29 PM (miE9U)

I was living in Billings MT when they did the movie Far and Away. Everyone was so agog that Tom! Cruise! and Nicole! Kidman! were living in the Northern Hotel.

Billings was also the setting for a rather bad movie, Josh and S.A.M. I was delivering pizzas then. The traffic sucked when they had their driving scenes going on. One of the houses featured in the movie was about five cboks from my house.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 09:33 PM (SUV+r)

361 Wanna know something funny?



I'm watching Innerspace right now. What a dumb movie. But I was
working at Safeway in Scottsdale when they were filming some scenes, and
my store was in the running. But...alas. They went with one further
west on Camelback.



My brush with greatness.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 09:28 PM (SUV+r)

I kind of liked it. Meg Ryan was hot and the final scene with the soundtrack was cool.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 09:34 PM (n13/j)

362 Fonzie's been cloned!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 09:34 PM (ykYG2)

363

OT

RBG on Friday hinted there will be "sharp divisions" in the SC cases to be announced soon in the current term.

She mentions gerrymandering and the census, specifically the "citizen" question that Trump wants back on the 2020 form.

Given RBG or the other side (Roberts specifically said there are no Democrat or Republican justices, remember?), I am liking the vibe of this press release.

Yes, a press release from one of her clerks, because RBG was still nowhere to be seen.

But her picture on her website looked good.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 09:35 PM (sy5kK)

364 Singing in the Rain and My Fair Lady: two great musicals. Audrey Hepburn is "loverly"

Posted by: americankestrel's phone at June 08, 2019 09:35 PM (HBKaX)

365 My 14th birthday, the number 1 song in the US was Every Breath You Take- The Police. Eh, that's fine. Good album. Could've been worse. MUCH MUCH worse.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 08, 2019 09:35 PM (HCqAo)

366 cboks is Romanian for blocks.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 09:35 PM (SUV+r)

367 The last musical I truly enjoyed was Willy Wonka.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 08, 2019 09:36 PM (EZebt)

368 Singing in the Rain. Yeah, I love it when Alex and the Droogs sing it while kicking the old bindlestiff to death.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 09:37 PM (fuK7c)

369 Anna.puma-- The Return of the Secaucus Seven was the New Jersey based indie movie The Big Chill ripped off.

Posted by: Moviegique at June 08, 2019 09:37 PM (KUptT)

370 I'm not big on musicals, but Singin in the Rain is always in my top ten.
Posted by: Ignoramus


I'm happy it exists, just so this could exist:

https://youtu.be/byAfC5yW_hw

Posted by: mikeski at June 08, 2019 09:37 PM (P1f+c)

371 348 It looks like the number one song on my 14th birthday was Ode to Billy Joe.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 08, 2019 09:29 PM (JgA4k)



You know that Billy Joe never had a lick of sense, pass the biscuits, please.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 09:37 PM (sy5kK)

372 "Romney: I might not endorse anyone for president next year."

Dear Mutt, go chomp a choad.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 08, 2019 09:37 PM (ZuqqI)

373 Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 09:28 PM (SUV+r)

I kind of liked it. Meg Ryan was hot and the final scene with the soundtrack was cool.
Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 09:34 PM (n13/j)

I actually like it too. And Meg was adorable. So much better in this than she was in Top Gun. So. Much. Martin Short was perfect in this one.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 09:38 PM (SUV+r)

374 Oh great. "Suspicious Minds." Thanks, Elvis!

Posted by: Texican ette at June 08, 2019 09:38 PM (ZkgP5)

375 TJM, good luck next week.

Posted by: Chilly at June 08, 2019 09:39 PM (Vz3Wh)

376 14 yrs old...Steve Winwood, roll with it

Posted by: A dude in MI at June 08, 2019 09:40 PM (HQx/J)

377 the number 1 song in the US was Every Breath You Take- The Police. Eh, that's fine. Good album. Could've been worse.

Also could have been better

Posted by: bring on the night at June 08, 2019 09:40 PM (ykYG2)

378 We do indeed understand the funeral guy. One of our favorite songs at Christmas is The Twelve Days complete with actions.

Posted by: americankestrel's phone at June 08, 2019 09:40 PM (HBKaX)

379 364 Singing in the Rain and My Fair Lady: two great musicals. Audrey Hepburn is "loverly"
Posted by: americankestrel's phone at June 08, 2019 09:35 PM (HBKaX)

As a sophomore in Puyallup HS, they did My Fair Lady.

I was in the orchestra, the bassoon guy.


After it was over and years later, I truly appreciate MFL more and more. The music was outstanding.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 09:40 PM (sy5kK)

380 8 If MTV existed solely to produce Beavis and Butthead it would have been worth it.

----

liquid TV...Lydia, Aeon Flux

Posted by: chibber at June 08, 2019 09:41 PM (7uiTk)

381 The only way they'll do a remake of this is if its called "Seven Brides for Seven Sisters". Then anything goes.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at June 08, 2019 09:41 PM (/Fmtj)

382 I watch a couple of time travelish movies this week and I would recommend both. One was Timeline with is an enjoyable but not deep movie. The other was Timelapse which was more low budget but also darker and more interesting.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 08, 2019 09:41 PM (lRZdD)

383 @370 very cute

Posted by: Zombie Meatloaf at June 08, 2019 09:43 PM (1UZdv)

384 "Aggressively heterosexual" ? That title can only go to one woman named Anita Bryant! The conservative Rosa Parks in that she was the first but not the first victory the first casualty of the homosexual Nazis... Never Forget !!!

Posted by: WH Custodian since JFK at June 08, 2019 09:43 PM (k3N8X)

385 This Saturday has been total thread domination by OM and KT.

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 08, 2019 09:43 PM (o2vOl)

386 FWIW because I looked the top song on the day of my birth was Via Con Dios by Les Paul and Mary Ford.
I've never heard of it.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 08, 2019 09:43 PM (JgA4k)

387 I think we the public are owed some sort of proof of life from RGB before she gets to make decisions on any cases.

Posted by: americankestrel's phone at June 08, 2019 09:43 PM (HBKaX)

388 I'm currently in a pizza place I've never been in before and on the big screen is womenz UFC. Fighters are currently locked in a really interesting position.

I hope the pizza is good.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 09:43 PM (IrbWq)

389 Best Beavis quote: "The angle of the dangle is inversely proportional to the heat of the meat"

Poetry, meet math.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 08, 2019 09:44 PM (ZuqqI)

390 Put my Calamity Jane dvd in last night.
It, um, wasn't to hear Howard Keel sing.

Posted by: teej at June 08, 2019 09:44 PM (A3w0Q)

391 -
--
I actually like it too. And Meg was adorable. So
much better in this than she was in Top Gun. So. Much. Martin Short was
perfect in this one.


Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 09:38 PM

---------------------

I enjoyed a comedy called "Pure Luck" with Martin Short and Danny Glover. It was no Citizen Kane, but I thought it was funny.

Posted by: irright at June 08, 2019 09:44 PM (RVcmP)

392 Sound of Music. Julie Andrews was beautiful, and even if he didnt sing it, Christopher Plumber did a damn fine job with Edelweiss.

But truth be told, BTO doing Takin Care of Business or Foghat doing Slow Ride was the shiz.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 08, 2019 09:46 PM (GFzsY)

393 As a sophomore in Puyallup HS, they did My Fair Lady.

I was in the orchestra, the bassoon guy.


After it was over and years later, I truly appreciate MFL more and more. The music was outstanding.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

*****

The guys up at Rogers HS hated you guys. They knew bassoon dudes got all the Chicks.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 09:47 PM (IrbWq)

394 382 I watch a couple of time travelish movies this week and I would recommend both. One was Timeline with is an enjoyable but not deep movie. The other was Timelapse which was more low budget but also darker and more interesting.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 08, 2019 09:41 PM (lRZdD)

I remember Timelapse from a few years ago - well done sf

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 09:47 PM (dm05u)

395 Suspicious Minds is great late Elvis.

Used to great effect in the remake of Breathless with Richard Gere, with the fetching Valérie Kaprisky.

Posted by: Zombie Meatloaf at June 08, 2019 09:48 PM (1UZdv)

396 If it was up to me I would slap the shit out of all these assholes... Just like THIS!! https://tinyurl.com/y2chgh63

Posted by: WH Custodian since JFK at June 08, 2019 09:48 PM (k3N8X)

397 Dagnabit. Her name in the credits was Julie Neumayer.

Posted by: JAS at June 08, 2019 09:48 PM (I5SAg)

398 MFL: beautiful visuals, beautiful music.

Posted by: americankestrel's phone at June 08, 2019 09:49 PM (HBKaX)

399
The guys up at Rogers HS hated you guys. They knew bassoon dudes got all the Chicks.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 09:47 PM (IrbWq)

*double snort*

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 09:50 PM (sy5kK)

400 Starting John Wick 2

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at June 08, 2019 09:50 PM (xJa6I)

401 The dance numbers are fantastic, especially in widescreen.

Posted by: JAS at June 08, 2019 09:51 PM (I5SAg)

402 Puddleglum

The first two Fallouts still run on my iMac. And are still highly enjoyable. But that BB gun can put your eye out

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 08, 2019 09:52 PM (u82oZ)

403
But truth be told, BTO doing Takin Care of Business or Foghat doing Slow Ride was the shiz.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 08, 2019 09:46 PM (GFzsY)



Both of these tunes were on a cassette I made, and every morning there was sunshine and an open road, these were required playing.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 09:52 PM (sy5kK)

404 The other was Timelapse which was more low budget but also darker and more interesting.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 08, 2019 09:41 PM (lRZdD)



I saw "Timelapse" a couple of years ago.

It stars the chick from TV's "The Flash" and the movie "Mr Brooks". (sidenote: MB is a great Kevin Costner movie in which he plays a serial killer. should've done better at the box-office.. Shows up often on cable cuz as mentioned...it's great)

"Timnelapse" is very low budget but a really well done time travel movie.

It edges nicely into thriller territory and has some decent twists..

I believe it streams on amazon. Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 09:53 PM (J2mEl)

405 Eromero --

Loudon Wainwright III...there is no IV. LW3 named his son Rufus to break the curse. DEAD SKUNK is atypical of his work which is.often poignant as wellbas witty.

Of course, the skunk comes out from time to time with such songs as I Wish I Was A Lesbian and This Song Don't Have A Video.

Posted by: Moviegique at June 08, 2019 09:54 PM (KUptT)

406 I enjoyed a comedy called "Pure Luck" with Martin Short and Danny Glover. It was no Citizen Kane, but I thought it was funny.

Posted by: irright at June 08, 2019 09:44 PM (RVcmP)

I loathe Danny Glover, but I really liked Pure Luck. Martin Short is so friggin' funny.

Oddly, I also liked Glover in Lonesome Dove, which is IMO the best TV miniseries ever made (I do not include HBO and whatnot in this assessment - this was network TV)

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 08, 2019 09:55 PM (SUV+r)

407 Teej...was it to watch Doris Day in her buckskins?

Posted by: Moviegique at June 08, 2019 09:55 PM (KUptT)

408 It doesn't get as much respect but I think the movie Kiss Me Kate is underated. Great songs and humor, a Bob Fosse young enough to have a full head of hair, songs like 'From This Moment On' and the gangsters duet of 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare', and others.

Posted by: JTB at June 08, 2019 09:56 PM (bmdz3)

409 "Not every song needs to be a well-rattling opus for some gigantic drama queen to wail"

Vraiment? Ces't moi!

Eet iss all coming back to me now!

Posted by: Celine Dion at June 08, 2019 09:56 PM (Cssks)

410 I want my 14th birthday back

Number one song. Culture Club - Karma Chameleon

Posted by: Parker Longbaugh at June 08, 2019 09:59 PM (IoIaQ)

411 I watch a ton of smaller films on netflix before I Girlllpower unsubscribed over chickflixgate.

Some time travel movies I recall but can't name.

1. a dinner party takes place where the guests end up travelling between similar, alternate timeline groups of the same dinner party behaving differently.

2. a group of roommates figure out something something with their neighbor's house takes a picture once a day of their house one day in the future. hilarity ensues.

3. a guy wakes up and lives a Live.Die.Repeat scenario against a group of assassins that come into his house to kill him.

all recommended. anyone can think of their names?

Posted by: chibber at June 08, 2019 09:59 PM (7uiTk)

412 @386 Vaya con Dios, Les and Mary. Well it's no "Good Old Summertime," but they were the rockinest/rollinest sound on the hit parade for a couple of years. For their best IMHO, look up "How High The Moon."

About as trivial as trivia can get, Les Paul was in a car crash and his arm was all messed up. Doctor told him he could look normal, or play the guitar, no middle ground. So Les had his arm set in a certain angle, never to flex again.
The arm angle was just right for playing from a seated position.

In order to play standing up he had to "lean in" to his playing stance, looking kind of like he was about to take off running. For 70-some years now, every guitar player in the world has copied that stance.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 08, 2019 09:59 PM (8ZmvG)

413 Where is the link for the top songs for past dates? I know I've seen it before, but I can't find anything like that at the moment. I suck at searching.

Posted by: rickl at June 08, 2019 09:59 PM (sdi6R)

414 Kiss Me Kate was shot in 3D !

Posted by: Texican ette at June 08, 2019 10:01 PM (ZkgP5)

415 Trace adkins has a similar story about his broken pinky. It's permanently immobilized, so he had it set to be at a 90 degree bend so he can still play chords on the guitar.

Posted by: chibber at June 08, 2019 10:02 PM (7uiTk)

416 I remember when. I was a youth the radio played movie songs a zillion times. Like I bet I've spent 10 hours of my life listening to Laras Theme.

Posted by: Texican ette at June 08, 2019 10:04 PM (ZkgP5)

417 Some time travel movies I recall but can't name.

1. a dinner party takes place where the guests end up travelling between similar, alternate timeline groups of the same dinner party behaving differently.

2. a group of roommates figure out something something with their neighbor's house takes a picture once a day of their house one day in the future. hilarity ensues.

3. a guy wakes up and lives a Live.Die.Repeat scenario against a group of assassins that come into his house to kill him.

all recommended. anyone can think of their names?
Posted by: chibber at June 08, 2019 09:59 PM (7uiTk)



Number 2 sounds like "Timelapse"

I've also seen 3. It takes place in a cabin, right? But I can't remember the title.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 10:05 PM (J2mEl)

418 oh my, new wave youtube just led me to The Passions. "I'm In Love With a German Film Star" and "Into Night"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 10:05 PM (ykYG2)

419 Posted by: chibber at June 08, 2019 09:59 PM (7uiTk)

1. Coherence

2. Timelapse

3. Saw this but can't remember the title. There was a perpetual energy machine in a post apocalypse scenario, right?

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 10:06 PM (dm05u)

420 yes, Timelapse...and the first one was Coherence.

Posted by: chibber at June 08, 2019 10:07 PM (7uiTk)

421 ont time

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 10:07 PM (dm05u)

422 @415 I don't suppose the 7th/9th "jazz chord" would exist were it not for Django Reinhardt's horrifically burned hand. Funny world.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 08, 2019 10:07 PM (8ZmvG)

423 386 Vaya con Dios, Les and Mary

Oh I saw that and thought of the 90s Euro band Vaya Con Dios.


https://youtu.be/Q07iXaYxZ0o

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 10:08 PM (fuK7c)

424 3. a guy wakes up and lives a Live.Die.Repeat scenario against a group of assassins that come into his house to kill him.

==
found it! - ARQ

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 10:10 PM (dm05u)

425 424 3. a guy wakes up and lives a Live.Die.Repeat scenario against a group of assassins that come into his house to kill him.

==
found it! - ARQ

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impressive skillz

Posted by: chibber at June 08, 2019 10:12 PM (7uiTk)

426 Hey everybody.

Oooookay. I found out that because of my mishaps with Chipotle last night, I can order 5 spicy tenders and some red beans & rice from Popeye's via Doordash tonight, and it'll cost me a grand total of 4 bucks.

So let's try this again...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2019 10:27 PM (miE9U)

427 of course, if you love time-stuff and X-rated humor and generally funny as shit humor...watch Futureman.

Posted by: chibber at June 08, 2019 10:28 PM (7uiTk)

428 Moviwegique: Now, nobody in 2019 has much to say about 19th century men in the wilds of Oregon, even if they are in a "town", but compared to the Mountain Men, they are sissified.

Standards change. Almost 2,000 years ago Caesar described the peoples of Gaul.

Of all these, the Belgae are the bravest, because they are furthest from the civilization and refinement of our Province, and merchants least frequently resort to them, and import those things which tend to effeminate the mind.

Effeminate 2,000 years ago would be different from today.



Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at June 08, 2019 10:33 PM (z2xIo)

429 The choreography was by Michael Kidd, who was heterosexual and liked to design dances that were masculine. He also did the fabulous choreography in Li'l Abner, which also had lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

Posted by: Darwin Akbar at June 08, 2019 10:40 PM (6g1+o)

430 Delurk --

'struth!

Posted by: moviegique at June 08, 2019 11:35 PM (CcUfv)

431 113 #1 song the year I turned 14 was Vince Vaughn"s "Riders in the Sky".
Posted by: Grannymimi at June 08, 2019 08:21 PM (u5LFV)

Vaughn Monroe, I think.

Not that I don't love Vince. :-)

Posted by: Gem at June 08, 2019 11:41 PM (XoAz8)

432 "Love Will Keep Us Together."

By a couple that divorced 20 years later.

Yeah, sure.

Posted by: Weak Geek at June 08, 2019 11:56 PM (M5h3L)

433 Way past the closure date, but anyway, I remember the TV show that was inspired by this movie, Here Come the Brides. Bobby Sherman was quite the object of fixation for girls like my sister.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at June 09, 2019 12:15 AM (z2xIo)

434 Wow, Bobby Sherman. I remember the only person to show up at The Critic''s (Jay Sherman) showed up because she thought he was Bobby.

Posted by: Moviegique at June 09, 2019 02:25 PM (VUviF)

435 "When you're a Jet you're at the top of the world!" And the Russ Tamblyn's daughter SJW'd her ass off after Joan of Arcadia...

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at June 10, 2019 12:25 AM (SH7Tr)

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