Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Vintage Movie Club - July 2010

Our movie for the month of July is set in England during World War II. Memphis Belle was filmed in 1990 and stars Mathew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Billy Zane, Harry Connick Jnr, Sean Astin, DB Sweeny, Tate Donovan, Reed Diamond and Courtney Gains - as you can see there is barely a woman in this film ! None the less I have always found this film extremely romantic, in a strangely quintoxic, heroic sense of the word. There is great poetry in the film ( both literally - WB Yates - and figuratively) with many little story lines running through the bigger epic of a B17 Bombing Crew setting out upon their final mission. The charactors are quite compelling and the companionship element of the film is also quite endearing. The outstanding feature of the film that I particularly enjoy is the music - when the entire crew sings "Amazing Grace" in harmony it is soooo uplifting. We also enjoy Harry Connick Jnr singing a hot version of Danny Boy, and the orchestral music throughout the film is nothing short of emotionally inspiring..... so much so that I chose to walk down the isle to the dramatic soundtrack theme song "Danny Boy" (also a classic hymn called 'I cannot tell').

So please join us on the 15 July for a great flick  - and dont forget to leave your thoughts and 'movie reviews' afterwoods !!

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