I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Let's Talk About Dirty Dancing

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We recently attended the Fathom Events presentation of Dirty Dancing in honor of its thirtieth anniversary.
Me - Dirty Dancing, wow! Dirty Dancing is my favorite movie ever! In case, you haven't seen it. Here's the basic plot. When Baby's family goes to the Catskills for summer vacation, she meets dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and it changes both of their lives. I think that Baby and Johnny are such a cute couple. I love them together. I love the story, and the dancing is amazing. I love Patrick Swayze and his character of Johnny so much. I like all the characters except Robbie and Neil. Robbie is a creep who causes trouble for Johnny's partner. Neil is the snobby grandson of the owner of the hotel where they are staying. I just want to throw stuff at the screen every time I see Neil. He is mean to Johnny too. Although the movie is not a musical, the soundtrack is really great too. Over all, this is a really amazing movie and I recommend watching it multiple times.

Mom - Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite movies of all time. It was the only movie I actually saw in the movie theater four (4) times.  The love story of Baby and Johnny is so sweet and who can resist that final dance number. I love a movie with a great end. I especially love a movie where all the little things that don't necessarily make sense during the course of the movie make perfect sense in the end like in this movie when Baby is unable to do the lift. I love the way they make Baby look so terrible when she and Johnny dance the Mambo at the Sheldrake which makes it stand out even more how beautiful she looks at the end of the movie. I have never seen Jennifer Grey looking more beautiful than she looks at the end of this movie. The way they lit her she was literally glowing. And, who can resist Patrick Swayze and his character of Johnny Castle? Although his character starts out a little gruff, by the end  he is incredibly sweet. I once met Kelly Bishop, who played the Mom in the movie, and she told me that in real  life Patrick Swayze was just as nice as he seemed on screen. I am glad to know that. The world is a little sadder without him in it. Unfortunately, he made a lot of movies that weren't very memorable. I am glad he made at least a few movies that were memorable with Dirty Dancing at the top of the list.

A special 30th Anniversary Edition of Dirty Dancing will be released tomorrow, February 7, 2017. This special limited edition includes the following exclusive memorablia:

Kellerman's cottage room key chain for Baby's room

''I carried a watermelon'' wristlet wallet

Compact mirror

108-page shooting script with written notes and a letter signed by Eleanor Bergstein (writer)

Vintage Kellerman resort postcards

Kellerman resort brochure / map

''Do Not Disturb'' door sign

Dance step cards

Original theatrical mini one-sheet

Limited & numbered collectible packaging

Special Features on the DVD include:


NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN Patrick Swayze: In His Own Words

NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN Patrick Swayze Uncut

NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN Eleanor Bergstein Thoughts On A Lifetime Of DIRTY DANCING

Outtakes/ deleted/ alternate/ extended scenes

And that's our view. What movie would you watch over and over again?

photo credit: AndyRobertsPhotos Dirty Dancing via photopin (license)

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