However, “Slow Train Coming” received mixed reviews, went to #3 and Platinum. That gave me a very strong drive to pursue things and get them done. She was not just a great actress but also a goodhearted person and a charity donor.
Morgan Freeman is, in my opinion, one of the best actors of his generation. I may even go on to say he is one of the greatest actors of all time. Not to mention the fact that he is probably the best narrator of all time. I mean, that voice! Would people really buy Visa if it weren’t for his voiceovers?
So many movies have unexpected credits that IMDB even reserves a special movie trivia category dedicated to what it calls Crazy Credits. Surely, one of the weirdest choices for addition to the end credits occurs at the end of An American Werewolf in London when the producers actually took the time to extend a congratulations to Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Weird thing about that is that director John Landis’ career lasted about as long as that loveless marriage. Another bit of weird movie trivia related to credits belongs to a forgettable 1980s movie titled Night Patrol. For no discernible reason since everybody in the cast speaks English, the credits are all in French. What’s up with that?
Lionel Richie wrote and performed the song “Say You, Say Me” for the movie White Nights. Some may say the song overshadowed the movie it was featured in, having hit number one on the billboard charts. White Nights on the other hand, well, this is the first time I’ve heard of it! The movie stars Gregory Hines as a tap dancer who defects to the Soviet Union.
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.
It is not surprising that opera as an art form blossomed in Florence and Naples. Napoli is one of the oldest cities in the world, a place where music and song have reverberated down the streets and out of the concert halls for centuries. Music resonates through the Neapolitan gene pool – E ‘nel sangue.
However, the director of the film “Blackboard Jungle” wanted to feature a song the teens would like that was rebellious in sound. The star of the film, Glenn Ford, had a teenage son who had a rock music collection. When Richard Brooks, the film’s director, heard “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and his Comets the rest as they say is history. When the film was released the song was instantly number one on the Billboard chart for eight weeks.
What do all of these movies have in common? I think it’s that they all feature a protagonist who is battling formidable forces and must drawn on all of his strength to prevail. This can inspire us to reach our own goals. If Arnold can slay that many bad guys while injured, can’t we at least keep putting one foot in front of the other? If that doesn’t work, you could also try tying a carrot to a string and dangling it in front of your new treadmill.