Monday, January 5, 2009

The Chauffer

Today at movie night we were watching an old movie that had creepy moments and had SUCH potential... but it, alas, never lived up to its potential... not even a third of it! Whether the fact that is was a Disney movie or just the time it was made had us wondering why they played it down!

The movie? The Black Hole.

So we thought of things that we wanted others to see that we hadn't seen since we were kids and that might be something that we wanted to revisit now that we were older (like say, Ladyhawke that I remember loving the story, but having revisited it since, found that I CANNOT stand the soundtrack as done by... Alan Parsons). So we started looking up trailers for movies that we were thinking of for those that hadn't seen the movies we were mentioning.

We talked about West World, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Cat from Outer Space.

It's odd to think of some movies and revisit them to see if they still hold up the same thing that they did for you then, like an old song.

Actually, we got into that too and we watched a few old and "uncensored" Duran Duran videos like Girls on Film (did YOU remember how dirty the video was???) and The Chauffer.

The Chauffer will always be a classic.
Always. (and click on the post title to get the Chris Corner version of it)

This post is dedicated to Soggy at Film Fever and my cousins Pehdroh and Vero.


Anonymous said...

Aw.. thanks for dedicating this post, my dear... the chauffer is THE best Duran Duran song of all time... want to hear something funny? Guess what I was listening to on the way home? Yup, you guessed it - Duran Duran... must be that Mendez Zeitgeist again, huh?... luv ya, C...

Liz said...

I've NEVER heard this song (or seen this video)! Where have I been??

Anonymous said...

I just posted a blog about Duran Duran that I think you will enjoy... check it out when you have a chance...

luv ya!

thedr9wningman said...

@Juggle Jane:

You must be too young or too old. I am on the verge of being too young, as RIO came out in 1983 or 1982 (The best years for music ever). I was 5 or 6 at the time.

@Ceci: I must break you... of the 'it's' for 'its' habit. 'Its' is the possessive-> 'de ésto' not 'es'!

Ceci Virtue said...

@thedrowningman I know this! I've been been trying to be REALLY good about checking my posts because sometimes I just let my fingers fly and think only of the context and not the actual text. I was a little tipsy that night and high on fun time with friends so I was not very careful (if you notice, you can't tell whether we thought the videos were outdated or not). I will be more careful, I promise.