Fall is in the air, do you feel it? Hands went a little numb this morning. That's always a good sign.
You know how facebook reminds you of stuff you posted years ago? This week, they reminded me of this share, taken from my then crossing guard office:
Apparently, 4 years ago this week, the peak had snow on it. Facebook says so. Well, there's no snow on the peak now - not pretty like that anyway - but the air is definitely crisper.
And speaking of throwbacks, Magnum and I went waaaaaay back in moviedom. See, in the morning, I was listening to the radio and the radio guys were talking about how weird it is to watch movies they liked when they were younger because movies are so different now. Then, later in the afternoon, I was working on stuff for school while streaming some generic 80s music when a Flashdance tune came on. Remember Flashdance??
I saw it in the theater in 1983. I bought the (vinyl) soundtrack and listened to it annoyingly repetitively. I really couldn't remember much about the movie other than that it was about a young female welder who wanted to be a dancer who also was sleeping with the much older construction boss. Yeah, deep stuff.
So I asked Magnum, "Have you seen Flashdance?"
"Oh yes!", he replied. Saw it while he was in the army somewhere.
We decided to watch it since it was available on Netflix and see if it would be weird like the radio guys said.
As we settled in,
Me: I remember I saw this at the Fox Theater (podunk town theater). I was with a boy, but I don't remember which one.
Magnum: Oh yeah, all your boys.
Me: Yeah... *sigh*... back in the good ol' days...
Anyway, we watched it. It was definitely typical 80s cheese. As I watched, I felt it had a bit of an "After School Special" feel to it, except with sex and trashy bars. Still, I can see how it became such an iconic film as far as fashion and music goes.
Another thing I didn't remember is that the main character, besides being a welder and victim of a bit of a stalker/creeper boss, probably in the throes of a mid-life crisis, was a die-hard bicycle commuter.
So an interesting examination of how things have changed - moviemaking, fashion, attitudes... Not a total waste of time anyway.
Thirty-two years ago when I watched it with what's-his-face, whod've thought I'd watch it again at 50 to see if it was weird.
Got any old faves that you rewatched much later?