Latin dances have never been my forte – a cha-cha I can manage to survive through but that is about it.
But I adore watching …. *smile
“Dirty Dancing” from 1987 with set in 1963 – I don’t know how many times I have enjoyed this movie and will continue to do so.
The story about Frances “Baby” who are spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, and falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor Johnny Castle, directed by Emile Ardolino.
I saw the musical version at the opening in London at the Aldwych theatre in October 2006, great show – they had done a fantastic job to make the musical and the scenery so true to the film as possible.
The movie is filled with dancing and great music – my favorite rack is ”She’s Like The Wind”. There some great dancing scenes like “Johnny’s Mambo” – but I just had to choose the finale scene “The Time Of My Life”
The star in this movie is Jennifer Grey as “Baby”. The film is kind of wonderful and a guilty pleasure. There is magical surrounding the story, the story about the first love and with a happy ending on top it. I’m a sucker for happy endings. This is maybe a chick movie … but it has loads of feel good.
There is no doubts that Patrick had dancing running in his veins. He really knows all the moves in a every way and he dances in a very masculine way, witch I love. Up to that he was 20 he he pursued ice skating and classical ballet. During his collage time he also studied gymnastics for two years. He was always a very good football player until a knee injury put stop to his chance to get a scholarship.
I can’t say I have been a fan of Patrick Swayze until he did the TV-serials “The Beast” – that he filmed during his fight against the cancer, a fantastic series., but I enjoyed him in “North and South” that was broadcast 2 years before “Dirty Dancing”.
But there is something special about Patrick and “Dirty Dancing” – he plays Jonny Castle so well and the romantic story line is just lovely, with some dashes of drama.
A movie about a summer romance, don’t we all have those them to remember … personal I had a couple, but I don’t think any of them is worth doing a movie about, maybe one. *smile
This is an ultimate feel good film – and it’s a movie that capture even today’s younger viewer, that wasn’t even born when I saw it on the cinema.
Personal I think it’s the soundtrack by John Morris has made an average movie to all time classic and success.
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner”
“She’s Like The Wind” in original version with Patrick singing not be found on Soundcloud, so I have chosen another great track from movie – “You Don’t Own Me” – on the soundtrack its performed by The Ronettes, here with Lesley Gore from 1963. She was the first artist to record the song and sold millions. The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart in US (just behind The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand”).
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