Friday, October 21, 2011

My Fav Friday - Is it big hair?

There are a whole bunch of movies I love; that I will watch over and over again, but two of my utmost all time favorites are ...

Labyrinth and Amadeus.

The moment I thought up this post I then realized Jareth (David Bowie) and Amadeus have the same hair.  Is this pure coincidence?  Or is it my 80's love of glam-rock hair bands?  Or is it just 80's music, hair, and movies all together?

I remember the first time I saw both of these movies, and both times were at school.

I was in 4th grade when I saw Labyrinth, in Mrs. Tolliver's class.  It must have been one of those bonus days where we were rewarded with a movie.  From that day on it was a constant VHS rental at the local grocery store.  I don't remember when we finally got around to actually buying it, but since then I've upgraded to a DVD.

Oh my god.  I even remember one year my older sister bought me, as a birthday present, the soundtrack to the movie on record, not tape, and CD's were non-existent back then. Sweet round vinyl.  Oh she did copy it onto a tape for me so that I could listen to it.  I was soooo happy to have it, but back then I didn't know what a soundtrack was.  So initially I was sooo mad when the script of the movie didn't play during the precise spot in the music.  What?  Why isn't Sarah reciting her script?

"Through dangers untold, and hardships unnumbered. 
 I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the goblin city, 
to take back the child that you have stolen.   
For my will is as strong as yours and my kingdom is as great."

Later realizing a soundtrack is just the music to the movie.  Duh!!

Jareth and David Bowie....I do love you.  My daughter has already accepted you as my boyfriend, but my son still thinks you're a witch.

"I ask for so little.
Just love me.
Fear me.
Do as I say,
and I will be your slave."

Then on to Amadeaus.  I was in 7th grade when I first saw this movie, and it was in Mr. Lopez' orchestra class.  Yup I played the violin from 6th grade up to 11th.

I remember the guys in class kinda giggling when Contanza first appears in a scene with her bosom practically popping out of her lovely gown.  Mr. Lopez kinda grumbles a "settle down" to the class. Ah what memories.

I love the look and the feel of this movie, and definitely the laugh of Woofie.  Just the thought of him laughing makes me smile.


  1. I've never seen either of these movies...
    I should add them to my Netflix queue!

  2. I LOVE Labyrinth! I haven't seen it in such a long time, I definitely need to watch it again soon!

  3. Too funny! I felt like I was reading a post that I could have written. These movies are also on my top 10 movies list. Thinking back, I was proud of the fact that I had the thoughtfulness, stamina and interest back when I was 10 or so to sit and watch a 3 hour movie like amadeus the entire way through (although I recall having to fast forward through an intermission they had on the VHS for 'some' reason!) As for Labyrinth, David Bowie in that movie was probably one of my very first crushes. :) Thanks for sharing and a great blog!