Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Pirate Movie

I finally fixed my feed for Swanofdreamers!! I kept thinking I had solved it before. From now on, my posts should be coming in to Google Reader. So please update it in your links.

Now on to the good stuff. It's Tuesday and sunny here in The Bronx. In honor of the Oscars, I wanted to talk about one of my favorite fun movies. The kind of movie that is really silly and you just love it. A movie that would never even make it at the Oscars. Unlike some actors, I'm not ashamed to say some Oscar Winning movies leave me cold. They are wonderful movies; yet, I'm not going to put it on when I need a lift.

My #1 fun movie is The Pirate Movie(1982). When I was a teenager, they played The Pirate Movie so much on HBO. It seemed like HBO showed it every two days. I was hooked from the first. It's a modernized version of the opera: The Pirate of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan. It's sweet,fun and filled with happy songs. I adore it!! Kristy McNichol, who was one my favorite actors as a kid, is so good as Mabel; Christopher Atkins is dreamy as her suitor, Frederic. And I can't forget my two favorite Pirates in the movie. The Pirate King played by the wonderful Ted Hamilton. Samuel played by Chuck McKinney is hilarious as the lone brotha in the pirate crew. Did I also say how I love the costumes!!

Christopher as the honorable and cute Frederic.


The Happy Ending big dance number


Now it's your turn. Share with me one of your favorite fun movies. I love to hear what they are. If you love The Pirate Movie too, please let me know that. Don't forget to enter my Swanofdreamers birthday giveaway.

As always, Sweet Dreams to you all.

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh man. I loved Kristy McNichol, too. I think I may have seen that movie but I'm not sure.

Let's see...a fun movie. I just watched Dream Girls and can't get it out of my head. Not exactly fun, though. lol I'll think on this a while.

Nicole said...

One of my favorite movies is "Some Like It Hot". I'm kind of going through a Marilyn Monroe phase right now. I just watched "The Seven Year Itch" too.
Another movie I love is "You've Got Mail" with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I have probably watched it a gazillion times!

gemma said...

Shell....I actually love the Oscars. 2 of my favorite movies this year are "Secret Life of Bee's" and "Slumdog Millionaire".
:-)

Dan n Kai said...

Aloha..
I think my favorite fun movie was *goonies*,
Dirty rotten scoundrels, love Michael Caine..
OH and The Big Hit..I adore Mark Wahlberg.. lol
Peace, Kai

thezeninyou said...

A fun movie...hmmmm...Fandango! Have you seen this? It stars Kevin Kostner and Judd Nelson. Made in the early 80's. It's so random and not many people have seen it... But I assure you, it's worth hunting down and renting! Oh, as far as a good belly laugh movie, Elf!

maritessb said...

ooohhh ok. i'm refeed your blog. I love Christopher Atkins. Did you know he's on a reality show. I love Kristy McNichol too!

illahee said...

oh, i loved the pirate movie, too! i watched it many times on HBO as well!

fun movies? two with john cusack: 'better off dead' and 'one crazy summer'. silly hilarious fun!

mermaid musings said...

Thank you! my google reader said that you had nothing, i am glad to see it running now;-)