Home Alone

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Megan McCallister: You’re not at all worried that something might happen to Kevin?

Buzz McCallister: No, for three reasons: A, I’m not that lucky. Two, we use smoke detectors and D, we live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen. Period.

The first of three films, Home Alone, stands as an independent film that was a true comedy. The second film in the series wasn’t as fun and innocent. The film was directed by John Hughes who directed many films of the 80’s.  Having Macaulay Culkin star in the film was genius, he just shouldn’t have done any other movies.   That is just my opinion.

Here is the main plot of the film…When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

Its a fun film, it gives us another good role with John Candy in the film.

The score was composed by John Williams, not a very well known score but still very good for John Williams.

You can get the score on Amazon.

You can also get the score on ITunes.

Would you like some clips?

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Theme

 

Setting the Trap

 

Mom Returns and Finale

 

Well that’s all for this week. Hope you enjoyed it! Next time look forward to Dances with Wolves. Happy Listening!

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Indiana Jones: How did you know she was a Nazi?

Professor Henry Jones: She talks in her sleep.

Indiana Jones in his third installment of the film franchise was a complete success! It was fun, engaging and it had Sean Connery in it.

I really like this film, Steven Speilberg does it again with giving us exciting action, good special effects and end of the world scenerios.

Here is the basic plot of the movie…An art collector appeals to Jones to embark on a search for the Holy Grail. He learns that another archaeologist has disappeared while searching for the precious goblet, and the missing man is his own father, Dr. Henry Jones. The artifact is much harder to find than they expected, and its powers are too much for those impure in heart.

The score was done by John Williams. He runs away with this score, making it a complete story through music.

The movie stars Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, John Rhys-Davies, and Julian Glover.

It’s a must see film for all action movie fans.

You can get the soundtrack on Amazon.

You can also find it on ITunes.

Would you like some clips?

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Theme

 

Brother of the Crusiform Sword

 

Belly of the Steel Beast

 

Finale and End Credits

 

Well that’s all for this week, hope you enjoyed it. Join me next week when I bring you Home Alone, Happy Listening!

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Field of Dreams

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“Ray, people will come Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won’t mind if you look around, you’ll say. It’s only $20 per person. They’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they’ll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They’ll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they’ll watch the game and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh… people will come Ray. People will most definitely come,” Terrance Mann said.

I love a good baseball movie. This one is of memories, dreams and harsh realities that try to weasel their way into our lives. Kevin Costner is great in this movie as well as James Earl Jones. The cast is pretty large considering a lot of the characters are playing old baseball stars.

I feel that everyone should see this film for what it is. Its a dreaming movie about looking back on the past and seeing what is great!

Here is the basic plot…When Iowa farmer Ray (Kevin Costner) hears a mysterious voice one night in his cornfield saying “If you build it, he will come,” he feels the need to act. Despite taunts of lunacy, Ray builds a baseball diamond on his land, supported by his wife, Annie (Amy Madigan). Afterward, the ghosts of great players start emerging from the crops to play ball, led by “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. But, as Ray learns, this field of dreams is about much more than bringing former baseball greats out to play.

The film’s cast include of course Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Loita, and Burt Lancaster. The movie was directed by Phil Adan Robinson and the score was done by the late James Horner.

You can get the soundtrack on Amazon.

Would you like some clips?

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Soundtrack Suite

 

The Cornfield

 

The Library

 

The Place Where Dreams Come True

 

Well that is all this week, hope you enjoyed it, See you next week when I bring you Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade! Happy Listening!

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