Who cares what picture we see?
I'm not sure if John Candy would or not, unless it was one of those "finer nudie pictures...from Sweden!" But this week marks the one year Blogoversary for Let's Get Out of Here!, and way back in post #1 there was a reprint of the very first movie review I ever wrote, which was published in my local newspaper!
So let's wrap up a celebratory week here with the same movie:
I went to see this movie in the theater, not expecting much, although it did have that guy I liked from TV's Bosom Buddies, and that girl I thought was so sexy in Blade Runner. But then I saw it, and I absolutely loved it - it was funny, and romantic, and it featured one of those perfect fantasy girls I liked to daydream about in school.
I was such a fan of this movie I tried to rent it to watch again on the first day it came out at my local video store - where they knew me so well I just kind of fell into working there a couple of years later - but the movie was already rented by a guy who worked at the local supermarket. And of course, in those days when the purchase price for a rental copy was $70-$80-$90, you know the store only had one! Well, I dutifully waited for him to return it two or three days later - whatever the rental period was in those early VHS days - and on the day it was to return - he didn't bring it back! I couldn't believe it!
And now you're not going to believe it - but this is absolutely true: From the video store I drove over to the grocery store where the guy worked and cajoled him into giving me the keys to his trailer, where I went and retrieved the tape, then took his keys back before taking the tape back to the store to rent it myself! And he went along with it! Does that tell you how small a town I lived in? And that this was several years ago?
I also managed to glom onto a life size poster of Madison the Mermaid from the same video store - as they had almost no room to display such things. It filled the wall at the head of my bed for a good long while - here is what it looked like:
Wow, I wish I still had that poster - and six feet of open wall space to hang it on!
In any case, the 20th Anniversary DVD version of Splash sits near at hand, ready to watch at any time - even, say, tonight? Should you decide to come over, that is.
And until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!