Thursday, February 18, 2010

Movie Memories

Someone famous once said, “The sincerest form of flattery is thievery.”

I have a sneaking suspicion that my quote may be incorrect, but it sounds okay to me: I thieved Savannah’s idea and her time-trip back to some of her favorite movie music.

Maybe we should make this a meme and I won’t feel like such a scoundrel.

This clip is from The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) and Michelle Pfeiffer does her own singing. One wag on YouTube commented, “I didn’t know you could make love to a piano.”



I’m not ashamed to admit that Grease (1978) is one of my all-time favorite movies. Stockard Channing, at 33, played Betty Rizzo (Rizz), the girl “with a reputation.” A pro from Broadway, she does her own singing of this bittersweet song.



Yup, that’s Johnny Depp in Cry-Baby (1990), a film by John Waters that is a cross between Grease and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The girl is Amy Locane. I have no idea if they did their own singing or lip-synced, but I love the bluesy song nevertheless.

13 comments:

savannah said...

well done, sugar! but seriously, if we're telling the truth (is that even possible?) it all started with boxer and her wednesday movie clip madness! and then, well, i just got lost in youtube mania.... xoxoox

Pat said...

Help! I can't get any of these and I couldn't get Mapstew's either. What's happening?
WV restio - fat chance!

Robert the Skeptic said...

Pretty hot stuff, but for movie scores, nothing beats "Laurence of Arabia".

Kate said...

What a nice idea for a post! I might borrow it ... not a fan of musicals (I think I've mentioned that lol) but there are a few songs from films I like.

Pat said...

Its OK now but I haven't done anything. Night night!

Charlie said...

SAVANNAH: Yes, it's possible to tell the truth: The famous saying I started with is, “The sincerest form of flattery is imitation.”

It was you I was imitating, so take the flattery and run.

PAT: I'm glad the problem got fixed--it made no sense, so it must have been at Google's end.

ROBERT: I was so entranced by that film that I don't remember the score by Maurice Jarre--a man who wrote the music for 165 movies, according to IMDb.

KATE: Go for it--you need an easier post once in a while.

kara said...

cry baby is one of your favorite movies? you just became one of my top five people of all time.

i like to sing "please, mister jailer" in the shower.

savannah said...

charlie, sugar! you have just made me SMILE!!!! thank you, darlin xoxoxox

Charlie said...

KARA: Boy oh boy! I'm in the top five of your food chain!

Every time I listen to that song I'll think of you in the shower--clothed of course.

SAVANNAH: It's nice to see you smile.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Fun selection. And the world's a better place for having Michelle Pfeiffer draped over a piano.

Harvee said...

Hey, I like that quote. I think I'll steal it:)

Charlie said...

KEVIN: It's nice to know that your taste isn't confined to your mouth.

HARVEE: Go ahead and steal whatever you want--security around here is pretty lax.

flying eagle woman said...

i AM a fan of the musicals and i lOVE STOCKARD CHANNING! fun post!