She studied ballet in Amsterdam and later in London. Chariots of the Gods – This film 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Picture in 1981. The decision to work with specific directors has to do with the project.
Recently I was inspired to do this music list based on two performances I saw on Dancing with the Stars. They each had themes centered on the future. The first was a professional ballroom dance couple showcasing their recent robotic performance at a ballroom dance championship. Garry and Rita Gehkman made an appearance on this dance competition reality show. Usually that is done on Dancing with the Stars’ results show. It was a nice change of pace to see them on the performance night instead. Later that same night my favorite celebrity/pro couple, Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya, danced a futuristic cha-cha-cha that I absolutely loved.
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Here is another song written specifically for the film. It is the only musical on the list. Other films that are featured are musicals in a sense that they contain songs heard on the radio and were Top 40 hits at one time. This specific song is featured in the film’s stunning opening sequence where you see the magnificent Swiss Alps. Then Julie Andrews has her arms outstretched at arms length turning around so perfectly and naturally while singing “The hills are alive with the sound of music.” To this day I still get chills and goosebumps when I watch it. The song is so hauntingly beautiful. Her voice is one in a million.
Not only did this opening theme song for two separate films start off the rock and roll revolution, as well as the rock music genre, it was also the forerunner to hearing a song from a movie on a Top 40 radio program or radio station. Once you hear this song you will instantly recognize it as a pivotal song of rock and roll. It is one of the first major rock hits, but a year later Elvis Presley would take rock music on to another level. Never before had a feature film from the mid fifties used any rock and roll songs since the older generation disliked it intensely.
The films lovers are also well represented. Cher 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for her performance in “Moonstruck;” She also has a Golden Globe to her credit, a couple of Grammy’s, etc. Cher is the only female performer who has consistently had hits in 4 consecutive decades. No one else has accomplished this, and probably never will. If you were to ask me about the performers of today and their ability to reach the same mark, I would honestly say, “I doubt any of them could or will.” What’s amazing is, she’s still going. She’s vi brant and alive, when she hits that concert stage, it is pure magic.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, have been married for four years and are still adoringly in love.Urban talked about his first meeting with Kidman and the way the glamorous star floated across the room, instead of appearing to walk. At first, Urban was in awe of Kidman and not sure why she would be interested in talking to him, but the couple soon clicked. Shortly after their marriage, Urban dealt with addiction problems and now has been sober for four year. The adoring couple has one child, Sunday Rose, who reportedly goes everywhere with Kidman.
One other movie that I will discuss is A Beautiful Mind. In my opinion, this is Howard’s best film yet, and I think most would agree on that. It came as little surprise when this movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year.