So in my usual state of insomnia last night I was flipping channels and came across
The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.
A classic gem (and I use these term in the loosest possible sense) from 1984 which brings forth all sorts of questions:
Why was this on my cable TV – I mean I am paying through the nose for premium channels and this is what they come up with? Could we get a little more current Verizon?
What was John Lithgow doing this this thing? But it’s John and he’s been known to make, well, choices and we love him for it.
And lastly, why did I go and see this in the movies, like the actual theater, when it first came out? Was I that desperate for cinema in 1984? Uh… guess that’s a yes.
And the why clearly became apparent during my late-night re-watch. Some of the dudes in this cast were serious eye candy in 1984 and right up my alley:
The first, and seemingly most far fetched (for me), was Peter Weller, but not really though since his styling in this movie was all up and down the Adam Ant Alley which was just my 15 year old thing back then.
And then there was the supporting cast:
Jeff Goldblum as New Jersey, in the most unfortunate costume this side of Pee Wee’s playhouse, but still so very Jeff:
Strong and silent Clancy Brown as Rawhide:
And that gorgeous Lewis Smith as Perfect Tommy. Talk about perfect use of peroxide:
And finally can we talk about the glasses? IMO this movie did more for men in glasses than any other. Yas boys!
So tell me in the comments what were some of your fave 80’s and 90’s movie classics.
All the best,
What’s Jack up to? I don’t want to say it too loud but Jack has been pretty good these past few days. All sweet and snugly and not too demanding and toddlerish. Of course not that I’ve said it on ye old blog he will totally show out today. Watch out for the fireworks folks.
Thanks to all who commented on the Lifted giveaway from yesterday. There is still time to enter today. So please go to yesterday’s post and leave a comment to enter to win a copy of Wendy’s book Lifted.
In honor of my birthday week I thought I’d post things that I like very much. Now I’m sure I posted this song before but hey it’s my blog so I’ll do what I like and post it again. My favorite 80’s tune Come on Eileen.
And in honor of all the disappointment over not hearing Steve Jobs say that the new iPhone would be available on Verizon yesterday I posted this song in Twitter. This goes out to all of us left longing…
Have a super day!
No words today. I’m too busy editing the never ending book but a prayer is always welcome.