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,
It seems this odd time of the mid-summer season was just made for catching up on the shows you missed, well really it’s made for writing and not missing your deadlines, but when that fails you and the blank screen is blinding, Netflix it is and thankfully there is some new fantastic original programming. I’ve just gotten hooked on the series House of Cards. For a Scandal-nista like me all that political intrigue is just the ticket. Have you given it a go?
All the best,
Now I know I read The Great Gatsby when I was a kid in school, I must have. I remember the book, the cover, the idea, and certain points of the story so well and though I get excited and a bit tingly over Leo with a cool new soundtrack as backup, this trailer is nothing like my memory.
I’m thinking a quick re-read may be in my future before I see the movie. Do you like to read the books before you see the movie? I have to admit I usually don’t as the movie then never lives up, but in this case I think I will. It might be fun as I’ll not be reading it with Gatsby cast as Leo.
All the best,