MUSIC AND THE MOVIES Vol. 3: 9 1/2 Weeks, Fame, Shaun Of The Dead

“YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON”    9 1/2 WEEKS

912weeks“You give me reason to live, you give me reason to live!!”  A contender for the steamiest, sexiest movie scene of all-time. Kim Basinger’s playful strip tease as the moonlight sneaks through the window blinds is a perfect example of a director who knows how to entice his audience without crossing the line. Check out a young, vibrant Mickey Rourke in the scene urging Kim on. The fishnets, the heels, Kim’s silouette in the kitchen, damn! This is one of those movie moments that any teenager boy will never forget seeing for the first time.

“OUT HERE ON MY OWN”         FAME
fameStudents alone for the first time at an out of state college have those moments when they realize life will never be same. They don’t have the security of their family. Do they have what it takes to make it on their own. Sometimes I wonder where I’ve been, Who I am, Do I fit in. Make believin’ is hard alone, Out here on my own Irene Cara went on to record the Oscar winning theme song for Flashdance. She is often thought of as a two-hit wonder when you remember she also recorded the theme to Fame. But true fans will always acknowledge that Irene Cara’s finest musical moment was her delicate and sensitive performance alone at the piano in this clip from Fame. The ballad was also nominated for an Oscar as Best Song in a Motion Picture.

“DON’T STOP ME NOW”      SHAUN OF THE DEAD

shaun-of-the-dead-trioOnce you’ve seen this movie clip, everytime you hear Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now, you’ll remember this scene! Unlike The Walking Dead where every zombie gets killed with one swoop swing of Michonne’s katana or an arrow to the head from Daryl’s bow, the zombies don’t go down so easy in the British tongue in cheek horror comedy. You’ve got to love how the choreography of the scene from the cue sticks maintaining the beat to the dramatic conclusion work so perfectly with Queen’s legendary hit.
If you’ve missed out on Shaun On The Dead, check it out, it’s hilarious! 

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