Baby Movies

Here are some of my favorite baby movies from the 80’s. I really miss that decade. I wish I had been a teen or a young adult in those days instead  of a baby or young tod.

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Almost Famous (movie)

This movie is by Cameron Crowe. The same guy that gave us the wonderful LLoyd Dobler playing In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel for the girl  he loved, Diane Court. I don’t care for the movie he is most known for, Jerry Maguire. Nonetheless, I LOVE Almost Famous and Say Anything. I was a teen when this movie came out and I immediately bought the soundtrack which only deepened my love for classic 60’s and 70’s rock. Say Anything Also has an amazing soundtrack.

And the Band Played On (Book & Movie)

The book and movie are brilliant. This book is great if you want to know the origins of Aids. However, Gaetan Dugas was Not “Patient Zero“. It is believed that Robert Rayford, a black young man from Missouri is the First case of Aids and he died from it in 1969. This was confirmed in 2007 by testing the dead boy’s blood and the results confirmed that he indeed died of AIDS. By reading this book I learned of gay practices I had no idea about, the use of “enhancers” such as poppers, the practicing of something called “fisting”. There was a Huge division within the gay community; those who were monogamous and more family oriented and wanted the bathhouses to close, and the ones that were promiscuous and had had sexual partners in the upward thousands.  The book traces the origins of Aids from Africa, the first case reported in 1981 and the latter part of the late 80’s. Sadly Randy Shilts died in 1994. I recommend the HBO movie, it has a Brilliant ensemble cast  but Matthew Modine stood out the most as Dr. Don Francis and his Speech in this scene was very powerful.

“How many dead hemophiliacs do you need? How many people have to die to make it cost efficient for you people to do something about it? A hundred? A thousand? Give us a number so we won’t annoy you again until the amount of money you begin spending on lawsuits makes it more profitable for you to save people then to kill them?”  

 

Another book recommended to me is The River by Edward Hooper.

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Eddie Redmayne & Ezra Miller

I love these two actors. Not only are they incredibly talented and handsome but come across as the sweetest and nicest guys in interviews. They seem to be humble and intelligent.  I love them and can’t way to see Fantastic Beast again.

 

 

Dirty Dancing

I miss Patrick Swayze so much!! 😥 I fell head over heels for him and the movie in general when I saw it. Of course, as a then 5 year old I wasn’t allow to see it  when it first came out (lol), but a few years lady I did and it has become One of my All Time favorite films!!  “Nobody puts Baby in a corner”  😉 

 

I miss You Patrick and Forever Will! 😥

The Promise (movie)

Deeply moving film staring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale. This movie not only shows the Atrocities committed by the Turks and the Ottoman Empire against the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Armenians but also how people overcome the biggest obstacles in life.  I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to live in a war torn country and loosing all the people you love.

I love this review by a youtube user.

“I just watched The Promise in the theatre today… I’m writing in an objective way, and as a film expert I can assure you it’s a flawless movie It’s authentic, powerful and romantic This movie doesn’t just show the dark side of the Ottoman Empire during the war as many would presume, but it also shows the unconditional friendship between the two nations and how help was still there during those dark times It also shows how love was the key to survival and how love always wins (no matter what race, religion or gender) I also praise the cast & crew for such great script, visuals and acting This movie is definitely worth watching And don’t judge it or rate it if you haven’t watched it Be fair!”