Wednesday Night Trailer: "'There' is further than you think!"
Yes, Friday Night Movie is back--and this time, only one year removed from the blessed 1984. I wish I could say it was because I was inspired by my recent musings on "Family Horror" (See my Twelve Things about Poltergeist!) but it's really because I was inspired by David Bowie.
That fact gives me a weird feeling. The first time I watched Labyrinth, I thought the musical numbers were boring and completely superfluous. (Well, I still think one of them is--but it's not one of his.) And now, revisiting this movie for my blog, I can't believe how casually I dismissed his music the first time around.
I recall another blogger saying that she knew that her taste in music had finally reached maturity the day she first heard Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven and understood it was bloody brilliant. And I get that now--because that is what Bowie's music makes me feel.
It wasn't as if I had never been exposed to his ouevre before. My uncle who amassed a big collection of Beatles records (Yes, Christopher, that means vinyl.) had many of Bowie's albums as well. But I stuck with the Beatles--their Pop-py pre-Revolver stuff--because I just didn't get Bowie. And now that I'm finally listening to him, so many years late, my beloved early Beatles are nothing to me now but pretty.
Which is kind of the kiss of death, aye?
Anyway, see you at the Live Blog on Friday! I assure you it won't be all Bowie, all the time. =P
And in case you were wondering . . . yes, this is the "Mystery Movie" alluded to in my "100+ Followers, 10+ Friends" Giveaway post. Remember that you can earn up to ten extra entries if you watch along and leave a comment live-blog style! =)
Image Sources: a) The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, b) David Bowie's Space Oddity