Monday, February 28, 2011

Movie Monday

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It's the morning after the Oscars...what a great day to start my new weekly feature!!!

I had this idea.....I love love love movies. I love books too...but there's just something about seeing a story come to life on the screen. They can leave such an imprint on our hearts and minds. The best movies make me cry. If I cry, it was good.

I thought maybe I'd do a weekly feature, at least for a little while, and focus on my favorite movies of all time! See what my blogging friends think of my picks!

For my first ever Movie Monday, I'm gonna go with my favorite--of all time. I'd first seen this movie when was about 11 or 12. It came out in 1987, when I was 10, but we never went to the theater back then. Had to wait til it was released on video. I can't even remember my first time seeing it, but it had hooked me fast.

Even at that young age, I identified with Baby, though it wouldn't be until years later that I was really dealing with the emotions she dealt with. God, I can so remember a time in my life when the "it" guy was with me and the song "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" played in the back of me head. I was Baby...shy and unsure, and somehow had caught the attention of the hottest guy around.

But when I was younger, me and my friends used to put the movie on and dance around the living room. We had the soundtracks and listened to them non-stop. I even remember a camping trip where we about wet ourselves when we found an tree trunk laid over a little stream. It was tiny compared to the movie version, but still. We put "Hey Baby" on the little boom box and danced on that log all afternoon.

My bedroom walls had two huge posters- the movie poster shown above, and a black and white shot of Patrick Swayze, laying on his side, during the "Love is Strange" scene. "Come 'ere, Loverboy!"

I cried when Patrick died. He was probably my first huge celebrity crush. And he will always hold a very special place in my heart.

Dirty Dancing is played on TV so much, but you know what...every time....I am a total deer caught in the headlights. I can't turn away. I can't flip the channel.

I still listen to the soundtracks. I know every song by heart.

My favorite scene in the whole's so full of sexiness and passion, hunger and desire. My heart completely flutters every time I see it.

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  1. I thought Spring stared later too.... the radio said differently today haha

    Dirty dancing is such a great movie... I seriously cannnot even begin to count the number of times i have seen it!!!!

  2. My perspective on this movie is a little different because of my age. I looked back at my youth instead of forward. Patrick was a wonderful actor.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

  3. Great post! I pull out 'I carried a watermelon' every chance I get. :)


  4. I'll age myself and say I was in college when this came out, and I saw it in the theatre with a bunch of dormmates. I think that was the perfect time to see it for me because it really was right about where we all were.

    There was a life-changing love for me about that time, too, so even now it brings back emotional memories.

    The soundtrack is great, and it all feels even more bittersweet now that Patrick is gone.

    I look forward to more of your movies. :)

  5. what a great movie! and a great idea for a weekly feature! can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve! :-)

  6. We used to dance and sing along with the Grease soundtrack when I was a kid. Dirty Dancing was your generation's Grease!

  7. Dirty Dancing is the best!! Great move and a perfect choice to commence this new post series!

  8. You know I've yet to watch this whole movie. I've seen parts of it but never the whole thing.