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Feb 5, 2009

OSS # 130: Wonderful Breakdown



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In love with the Oldies

I have been enjoying old movies lately. One of which is the Alfred Hitchcock 50's classic Dial M for Murder starring Grace Kelly. This was remade in the late nineties starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen. The former was a bit talkie while the later action filled. If asked what was my favorite scene in the black and white movie, I'd say the 'wonderful breakdown' exchange. My partner says I'm sooo gay.

Another oldie I love is the movie version of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. It was that musical that popularized the songs like Matchmaker, Sunrise Sunset, and If I were a Rich Man. Gwen Stefani had a pop-ragga version of the last song entitled Rich Girl. This movie tackled a timeless topic - tradition. I wonder if this can be remade with a gay flavor. I think so.

If we are talking about classics, who could forget Lula Mae from Breakfast at Tiffany's? It introduced the popular song Moon River. Lines from the movie where used in a remix of Dmitri of Paris called A Very Stylish Girl. I particularly liked the taxi dialogue. To me, it was as if the guy was talking to a number of gay guys I know.

If there is one thing I learned about old movies is that we can always look back at the past, learn and make something new or something gay!

5 comments:

Jet'aime said...

I love the taxi scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's. I love moon river. I love old films. Bakit kaya ala ng classic (old) Filipino films na pinapalabas lately?

Next week I have a post about something from the past. Hehehe =)

MkSurf8 said...

staple sa akin ang moon river pag nagvi-videoke ako. ;-)

tagabukid said...

isa sa mga memorable quotes sa B@T:I'm like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other.

gentle said...

"two drifters... off to see the world.. theres such a lot of words to say..."

*swoons to moon river*

Looking For The Source said...

waaah. bata pa ako. di ako maka-relate! ahhaa

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