Mar 08, 2018
By Gene Stevens
Let’s go to the movies – again this Sunday. Sure, we checked out some classic Oscar-winning songs last Sunday, but there are so many more amazing songs from movies that didn’t win an Academy Award. In fact, you may be surprised that some of these classics didn’t win!
So, this Sunday I’ll play you two dozen songs – many from the AFI’s list of all-time best, crossing genres from rock’n’roll to disco, romantic classics to James Bond and Star Wars.
This show combines my two personal favourite pursuits – movies and music. In fact, if anything has cut into the time I used to spend listening to music – it’s the movies. I still catch a new movie almost every week with my girlfriend Trudy, and we often rent an ‘oldie’ as well. But let me tell you about some of my early memories of the movies – and perhaps it’ll trigger a memory or two, for you.
My all-time favourites: tough to pick just one, but ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ may have been my most entertaining movie ever. I loved ‘The Great Escape’, ‘Cabaret’, ‘Thelma and Louise’, ‘English Patient’ (yep, a ‘romantic’ I am), Star Wars’ movies of course, James Bonds… ah, too many.
It’s a shame, but I guess it’s progress, that most of the theaters I mentioned are gone now, and most movie rental places are gone too. I do my best to support the remaining rental independents. As they say, if we don’t use ’em, we lose ’em.
Did some of my ‘movie-moments’ trigger memories for you? Feel free to share. And, please tune in this Sunday at 2, for my ‘Movie Classics Edition’ of Vintage Favourites. Cheers. Gene.
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