Thursday, June 24, 2010

Which chick flic ?

Every summer on Thursday evenings there are Night Watchman’s tours of La Rochelle. Members of the public are taken around the town by the night watchman visiting various venues from different epochs where little scenes from history are acted out. When we went several years ago the tour finished in the bunker built by the Germans as their head quarters in the town. This week it’s Rob’s turn to work during the evening, opening up the St. Nicolas tower for the actors to change in and checking the public’s tickets.

As I’m on my own I’ve decided to watch a DVD which I will choose and no moaning from anyone else. On Monday Unchained Melody was played on the radio station used by the supermarket I was in at the time. I do love that song especially the Righteous Brother’s version used in the film Ghost. There is a Wikipedia page on the song and I’ve discovered that it was born in 1955, which doesn’t surprise me at all as all the best people were born in 1955!! In was written for a film about prison ; ‘Unchained’. I discovered that Bing Crosby sang it too, though it doesn’t quite have the same power as the version used in Ghost.

Ghost is on my list, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend, Forrest Gump, Pretty Woman, North by Northwest or perhaps Spellbound. Which to watch? If I’m not careful Rob will be home before I’ve decided.



To save you from having to look it up.

9 comments:

Dru Marland said...

if someone did that when I was throwing a pot, I'd thump 'em! Last of the romantics, me...

I suppose a chic flic would be a well-turned-out gendarme...

What did you settle for?

A Lady's Life said...

I love this song and used to sing it a lot.
I am sorry Patrick died.
and I always have to ask why?

Anji said...

Dru: I always worry about them getting clay all over their lovely flat/apartment. I like the idea of fashion conscious gendarmes. I chose North by Northwest and started to doze So I turned it off before the end.

A Lady’s Life: The good die young…

Jackie said...

I see we have the same taste in movies.

I love the Righteous Brother’s version of Unchained Melody. Thanks for the history of the song. I was 10 when it was written but don't remember Bing Crosby singing it, probably because I never liked him singing or acting.

Joanna said...

I forget what the movie is called but it was about this man and woman who lived in the same house just years apart, they wrote each other letters then met at the end, but I think one got hit by a bus or something.

Kath Lockett said...

It's 'When Harry Met Sally' for me, and if you ever see the latest Wallace and Gromit feature ('A Matter of Loaf and Death') they do a rather cute little parody of the pottery scene from Ghost....

Anji said...

Jackie: I don't actually remember Bing singing it either!

Joanna: I like the sound of that one, do you remember the title yet?

kath: it's one of my favourites too. I'll look out for the wallace and gromit clip.

Doug Stephens said...

Forest Gump is a chick flick? First time I've heard that.

I love that movie, and I usually am annoyed by chick flicks, so I might have to argue that designation :)

Anji said...

Doug: Anything with Tom Hanks is good. he's not exactly the handsome hero, he looks like he'd know how to wriggle his ears, but he's got IT.