These movies have grossed so much money that it cannot be ignored. Whoever your hero is, you can identify with at least one of these guys. Joel and Ethan Coen directed this movie and it is one of my favorite films that these brothers have put out.
While the media chooses to idolize movie stars and praise their great work, some of the people that should be getting more love are the directors. After all, it is the director that brings everything together. You can have an incredible actor with an incredible script, but when it comes to making a movie, the director has to be on point.
David Fincher is another director that I really enjoy. All his movies have his certified trademark. Some of my favorite David Fincher films include, but are not limited to, Se7en, Fight Club and Zodiac. I cannot wait for The Social Network, his next film.
In 1974, Dylan released his first #1 album, Planet Waves. He went on a sold-out 40 show tour which produced the live set, Before the Flood. It was the most successful tour in rock ‘n roll history. Just before the tour, he and his wife, Sara, split. The pain of the breakup was reflected in his next #1 album, Blood on the Tracks, released in 1975. This is also the year Basement Tapes, portions of Big Pink bootlegs, officially appeared.
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.
Her HBO concert of the “Farewell Tour,” and its subsequent DVD on Image Entertainment as been a consistent top seller, as has been the cd of the “Farewell Tour.” I have seen the FAREWELL Tour 8 times, flying to Vegas to see her at the MGM Grand for New Years 2005, and for the FINAL show at the Hollywood Bowl, April 30, 2005. And why, you ask? Simple, if this really were to be the last show, being a fan for more than half my life, I felt I needed to be there to say farewell. As it turns out Cher will be back in 2008. Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas has signed the icon to take over the reins when Celine Dion’s contract is up. She said she would no longer do a long tour, so technically this doesn’t count.
The politically charged comedy show Laugh-In is how we got to know Kate’s mother, Goldie Hawn. Her father, BIll Hudson, had a TV variety show with his brothers back in the 70’s. However, her mother’s long-time partner, Kurt Russell, is considered her father. Kurt was a former Disney child star and now has been in numerous feature films. Kate Hudson has a steady career of romantic comedy films. She is the new Meg Ryan of romantic comedies now. She made an impression on moviegoers in the film Almost Famous where she earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Arthur is a comedy movie starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and Jill Eikenberry, with the plot centering on a man fond of drinking, who stands to inherit a fortune, but only if he marries a specific woman. The theme song known as Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) not only won an Oscar for 1982, but also the Golden Globe. The song was performed by Christopher Cross who was the winner of the 1980 Grammy for Album Of the Year. Songwriting credits were given not only to Christopher Cross, but also the trio of: Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, and Peter Allen. Fans of the Arthur Theme wishing to check out more singing from artist Christopher Cross can do so at the Official Christopher Cross Website.
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?