Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday Set List: How do you call your loverboy?

Soundtrack of the week: Dirty Dancing

Forget about "Time of My Life" and that Patrick Swayze song for a minute. This movie had a bunch of great oldies songs as well. Like this one. Remember this scene?

Mickey and Sylvia, "Love is Strange"

Song-about-movies of the week: "One"

I tend to think of Johnny Got His Gun as a book more than a movie, since it's one of my all-time favorite books. But there was indeed a movie, which Metallica bought the rights to so they could make this video. I saw the movie before reading the book (because of this song) and I remember not liking it much. Maybe I'll watch it again one day now that I've read the book.

Song-that-would-make-a-good-movie of the week: "El Paso"

My father was a huge Marty Robbins fan; I can't help but think of him when I hear this song. I'd want the movie to not only be an epic Western romance, but I'd want the city of El Paso to be a character as much as anyone else - to really show off the history and culture of the place. And there would be lots of shootouts and action, of course. Put Penelope Cruz in it and it could be an Oscar contender.

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