The Perfect storm is another movie that I will include on this list. Hepburn lived nine years with Wolders until she died, and she called it the happiest years of her life. But her marriage with Dotti didn’t last for long either.
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.
The Expendables – The all star cast includes many of the recent action heroes. Whoever your hero is, you can identify with at least one of these guys. Like most action movies that engage you at all, you want to see how it turns out. If that takes long enough to get your workout in, that’s a treadmill movie!
Bull Durham – This film is one of the first movies that gave audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the raucous side of professional baseball. It is also one of the funniest baseball movies in history. Costner plays Crash Davis, an experienced minor league catcher. Davis is hired to help train a new pitcher for the Durham Bulls. Susan Sarandon’s character also gives the pitcher her own style of training in the bedroom. No other film mixes sex and baseball quite like Bull Durham.
As stated earlier, the film wasn’t a commercial success; it did however, garner nominations for its music, namely the title song, ‘Over the Rainbow’ which 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Original Song. It was also nominated for Best Picture. Judy Garland was catapulted into the limelight for her role and will forever be known to young and old as Dorothy Gale.
Soon after, Dylan went on tour with the Rolling Thunder Revue featuring Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Mick Ronson, Jonie Mitchell, Roger McGuinn and poet Allen Ginsberg. Throughout the tour, he featured “Hurricane” to protest boxer Rubin Carter being unjustly imprisoned for murder. He released the live album Hard Rain at the end of the tour. Then, in 1976, he released his third straight #1 album, Desire.
Many people also connect kilt with Mel Gibson, who starred in “Braveheart”. He played a role in the movie and was wearing t as William Wallace but his acting made this cloth even more important to people and also worn more often at the streets. It was very important step for the history of kilt – it is not typical outfit and without appropriate matching and attitude it can make a terrible impression, that’s why it is not so popular.
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.
The Oprah Show was concluded with Keith Urban singing his new song ‘ Girl in that Song,’ directed to his wife. They then picked the name of one audience member to be included in the Australia trip with Oprah.