The title, lyrics and music video has a kind of George Orwell 1984 vibe to it. The dream you want it to come true when you was a child, the dream you want to realize for someone you love. Her parents are famous actors, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.
Ready for some weird movie trivia? This is the kind of movie trivia that you just can’t make up. Even though some of this stuff may seem as though it cannot possibly have even the slightest tinge of truth, that it must be some kind of urban legend, I can guarantee you that it really is all true. Or, at least, as true as I can tell. You can do your own research if you feel that you are being duped. And if by chance you do find out that this movie trivia really is too weird to be true, then let us all know.
Up Where We Belong was written by Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie, with lyrics by Will Jennings. Musicians Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes performed the song together for the movie An Officer And A Gentleman. The movie stars Richard Gere in the lead along with Debra Winger and Louis Gossett Jr. It is the story of a man going through Navy Flight school with the help of his girlfriend and a tough as nails gunnery sergeant. Louis Gossett Jr. nabbed the Best Supporting Actor Oscar that year as well. As for the song Up Where We Belong, it has been famously accounted that movie producer Don Simpson actually wanted it cut from the movie because he did not think it would be a hit.
This is a great baseball movie that tells the story of ex-negro league players barnstorming the country during the era of segregation. While the film’s main character is loosely based on Satchel Paige the film is a work fiction. While the movie is meant to be a comedy it also has a serious and semi-tragic element to it as it deals with the racism that existed in America in the 1940s. Besides how can you go wrong with an all star cast that includes Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor and James Earl Jones!
This film is a fictionalized version of the life of boxer Jack Johnson. James Earl Jones plays the part of boxer Jack Jefferson who becomes the first African American Heavy Weight Champion of the World in the early 1900’s. The movie deals with the racism and hatred that is directed at Jefferson for his refusal to accept his place in society.
One can currently find the Flashdance Soundtrack for sale at this link: Flashdance Soundtrack. However, if you want the movie to go along with it, there is a collectors edition of the DVD out there and Amazon’s price versus retail was not cheaper at the time I looked into it.
The song Fame was musically written by Michael Gore with lyrics from Dean Pitchford. It not only 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Original song, but a Golden Globe Award for the same thing. Michael Gore has also composed music for such movies as Terms Of Endearment, Pretty In Pink, and The Butcher’s Wife. Dean Pitchford did not merely stick with songwriting for movies, but also went on to write screenplays. He wrote the screenplay for the musical movie Footloose.
Another great film that starred Russell Crowe is 3:10 To Yuma. This is a modern day take on a Western film and has an all star cast consisting of Crowe, Christian Bale, and the wildly underrated Ben Foster. If you are looking for a good Western with some familiar faces, this is a great choice.
Throughout this article I have referred to Bob Dylan as a rock legend but it is impossible to encapsulate him in one phrase. When I began writing this biography I did not realize the magnitude of his life’s work. He follows his heart and marches to the beat of his own drum. Perhaps that is what makes him Bob Dylan, the rock legend and so much more?