Monday, April 18, 2016

O is for...

…(An) Officer and a Gentleman

Soundtracks That Mattered (to me) is my theme for the A-Z Challenge this April.


What's that? You didn't know this movie even had a soundtrack because you were too distracted by Richard Gere? ZZ Top would be so offended. 

Yes, yes, it's about the music, but at 3:19 is where I know you want to be.

21 comments:

  1. Great movie, and yes forgot all about the soundtrack except for that final scene.

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  2. I liked 'up where we belong'. I saw the movie once, but I'm not really into romance/chick flicks. It was filmed in Washington State though, I want to say Bremerton!

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  3. I this movie had a theme song, Up Where We Belong, but I guess I wasn't aware there was a soundtrack. I could say plenty about this movie... OMGoodness that last scene gets me every time. Every time.

    You might already be planning on talking about this, and I used to talk talk about it way back when on my blog when I did Saturday Inspirational Song posts... The 80s completely changed music and movies (and movie soundtracks) in terms of sales. They all just fed on each other. Very few people saw it coming, and some worked that medium (MTV) better than others. I'm not sure that MJ would've ever sold as many Thriller albums without MTV. So, it really worked for an artist or band who knew how to use it. But the other thing was movies with soundtracks. That movie got all sorts of free promotion via MTV and the theme song. The smart videos put footage of the movie in the song. The whole just built on itself to create blockbuster movies and songs.

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    1. I did not have a plan for anything quite that informative...hahaha! Thanks for sharing!:)

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  4. Loved that movie! Great pick for "o".

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  5. Yep, pretty much was going to make the Richard Gere comment that you already made!!

    -andi

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    1. So much so the thought made you have typos...lol ;)

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  7. I'm sorry what were you saying?? I loved this movie. When he says "I got no place else to go"....oh dear

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  8. I'm not fond of this movie, but I love the music.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Is your aversion to Richard Gere or the story?

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  9. Oh...an Officer and a Gentleman...Great soundtrack.

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    1. And some halfway decent acting…I guess ;)

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  10. I've been a sucker for a man in a uniform since he walked in there, picked her up and carried her away. Sigh........

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