Hot Pattoottie Bless My Soul! I Really Love that Rock and Roll!
I doubt anybody who regularly reads this blog be the slightest bit surprised to find out what my favourite films of all time are!
The first is Grease. When I acquired the video at age 14, I would come home from school every day and watch it - 3 times in a row at least! I know every line, every song, every move... STILL..
For my 15th birthday I had a Grease style girly sleepover complete with blonde wig, illegal alcohol (in a jam jar; i've never been able to even sniff whiskey since that night) and boys with leather jackets climbing up the drainpipe outside. Oh yes .. There were lots of renditions of "Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee".
Although I love every single scene in this film, if I had to pick a favourite it would be "Born to Hand Jive" at the school prom, I just love that song and that dancing! I still want a red dress with black spots. I still want to be a Pink Lady (when i'm not being a Pans Person!) - a proper one like Rizzo my favourite character of course!
Even today, after all the million squillion times I have watched this film, I could watch it 3 more times this afternoon without getting bored! Grease is my kind of Retro.
And now for something completely different...
This is the other film I could watch 3 times in a row every day and never get bored. It's a work of absolute genius by all concerned:
I've only ever seen the live show once, and that was on 26 October 1991 in Oxford.
How do I know the exact date? It's the night that Mr Marmalade and I got together!
With thanks to Hollie at Hokey for the stupendous theme, and ofcourse as ever to Angela of Three Buttons (click right).