Tag Archives: Movies

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Rio Bravo

they invented ‘hey you in the jail….’

Following this morning’s musical post from Paint Your Wagon, here’s a slightly atmospheric song from Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson, from the John Wayne Movie Rio Bravo.  It has the not very catchy title of My Rifle, My Pony and Me.  Some dowgies and a campfire would be good.

Of course, Walter Brennan steals the scene as ‘Stumpy’.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

somebody should apologize for

‘Brokeback Mountain’

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Wand’rin Star

hitch your wagon to a star

Maybe the most unlikely singer ever to reach number one in the UK ‘hit parade’ ~ back in the days when we had such a thing.  Lee Marvin and a song from the movie musical ‘Paint your Wagon’.  But then who would ever have expected Dirty Harry to burst into song either?

And, then again, John Wayne started his film career as a singing cowboy.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

 

a singer not a fighter

 

Scenes on Sunday ~ Cars in Movies

I want a car, chicks dig the car

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Le Mans with Steve Mcqueen

Monochrome Monday ~ Movie Stars

how many coffins have you got?

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

one day Hilts will make it over the wire into Switzerland

 

Monochrome Monday ~ Film Noir

you just put your lips together and blow

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

he was a big hairy guy you said?

give me the facts ma’am

just the facts

Monochrome Monday ~ Classic Movie Stars

a day without laughter is a day wasted

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

here’s looking at you

Bond Themes

Bond.  James Bond.

The 25th Bond Film No Time To Die is out soon, with a theme song by Billie Eilish.  Nice song, great lyrics, cute singer, but Billie Eilish would never make the cut as a Bond Girl.  (Maybe that’s why there isn’t a great video to go with this theme.)

But there is only one true Bond theme.  This has been played sometime in every single Bond movie. (Don’t know why the Old Glory, there is nothing American about Bond films, Bond is a quintessential Englishman if ever there was one.)

Please listen without striking a pose.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

an Aston Martin features in more than half of all Bond Movies

Monochrome Monday ~ Bond, James Bond

I like to do some things the old-fashioned way

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Bond was not always saintly

but there’s a devil in all real men

Songs on Sunday ~ The Windmills of your Mind

‘What a funny, dirty little mind!’

I have a friend who says that she has never seen the movie The Thomas Crown Affair.  The 1968 film with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway was so incredibly cool and laden with style that everyone who wants to be voguish should see it.  It has one of the strangest theme songs of all time; The Windmills of Your Mind ~ sort of sung by Noel Harrison.

There was a 1999 remake starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.

This song has to be in my top 100, if I ever get around to having a top 100.

Please listen without wanting to become a glider pilot, or drive a beach buggy on a beach.  Watch the movie without wanting to become a thief.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

just a surreal picture

a bit like the movie

So, who do you want to be tomorrow?

Movie Night

it was Beauty killed the Beast

As it’s Valentine’s weekend, these are the movies I would have lined-up for my best girl to chose from for a feel-good movie night in.  Wine, appetisers, a log fire, and perhaps playing on the big-screen TV:

  1. When Harry Met Sally.
  2. Sleepless in Seattle.
  3. Groundhog Day.
  4. Ghostbusters..
  5. Casablanca.
  6. Beakfast At Tiffanys.
  7. Doctor Zhivago.
  8. Gone With The Wind.
  9. Grease.
  10. Die Hard, (just for Yippee Ki Yay, Mother Fucker).

Missing from my list are; Alien, As Good As It Gets, Beauty And The Beast, Blade Runner, The Blues Brothers, The Devil Wears Prada, Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Gladiator, The Great Escape, King Kong, Lady And The Tramp, The Magnificent Seven, The Maltese Falcon, Pretty Woman, The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, Singin’ In The Rain, Sparticus, Star Wars, The Thomas Crown Affair, Titanic, Wall-E and Zulu.

Perhaps not everyone’s glass of Cabernet, but I am open to suggestions.

Some say that you can tell a lot about a guy from his choice of movies.  And that if he really loves her he will order take-out.  All I know is that for every couple there exists their favourite movie, they just have to find it together.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

that scene has got to make every man ponder

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