Friday, May 04, 2007

Hit puree!

A couple of days ago I made a guilty confession to Swinebread that one of my favorite movies was Richard Donner's 1985 film The Goonies.

The funny thing is I have a hard time quantifying just why I like this movie so darn much. Part of it is the way Donner directed the kids in the movie. Half the time they're stepping all over each other's lines and just throwing their lines out at light speed but this has the effect of making the dialog sound more like kids actually talk. Donner was smart enought to just roll with that.

It's also got a great score by Dave Grusin and a pop soundtrack that featured Cindy Lauper, REO Speedwagon and the late Luther Vandross. The music just seemed so perfectly... 80's.

Swinebread notified me that there was a comic in the works and that I should check it out. Sure enough "The Goonies: Search for Sloth" is in production with a late summer release date and it's co-authored by none other than Mr. Richard Donner. Not only that - they consulted every cast member from the original movie about their characters while writing this. Frickin' awesome.
Just keep Chunk away from the blender...

9 comments:

Swinebread said...

Yes sir, comics are the best way to fill in those pop culture gaps.

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Don Snabulus said...

I liked Goonies...a comic is a great idea.

Overdroid said...

Pop culture has gaps? I see it as a seamless wall. A perfect, seamless wall.

Swinebread said...

ahh... You saw the Hulk right?

ladybug said...

The Goonies is great, mostly because it is imperfect, kind of like Lord of the Rings (Tolkein's terrible poetry for one thing).

It's also the result of several genres: "kids", "adventure", "mystery", "teen romance", what I like to call Our Town/George Bailey "citizens save the city" thing, "comedy", etc.... and it works!

Aaron said...

I love the Goonies too for a lot of reasons. I'm a big fan of movies in which evil real estate developers (yeah yeah, I know that's redundant) get thwarted in the end.

Overdroid said...

I have "good enough" from Cindi Lauper on my Ipod Shuffle. Keep in mind that it has a limited capacity.

Dean Wormer said...

You should check out the DVD, droid. They have the music video. I'd forgotten that MTV promoted the hell out of it to the point they showed it in two parts. It's got the kids and sets from the movie and pro-wrestlers.