Wow! Didn't know Alien was around that long. Took me a looooooooooong time before I could watch the full movie, yet with Aliens, I watched it right through the first time.
Namaste - R.I.P. Eva, CF took you far too early, I will never forget you!!! - "The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return -- Moulin Rouge" Love Love Love - R.I.P. Gran, I will love you always. - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Fear does not stop death. It stops life. - Vivir con miedo es como vivir a medias - A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Aw, the Ghostbusters one makes me feel old. My brother and I loved those when we were little, we'd play around with my mom's best friends kids, where one of us (there were 4 of us total) would be each character and act out what we saw on the screen. I was Winston. Haha.
—and the bravest of faces are the ones where we fake it. ♪
Beetlejuice was in 1988 too and I saw it in the theater when it released, it's still one of my favorite movies. Does that make me feel old? Sure. But, I feel old pretty much every day now, so, it's OK.
I remember reading a book by William Peter Blatty when I was in High School. It was a real page turner, kept me up nights because I couldn't put it down. Then when I heard they were turning it into a movie, I just had to see it when it opened. I didn't want to wait for it to come to the outer boroughs, I went to Manhattan and stood on line to purchase tickets which was around the block behind the ticket holders line for the next show. It was freezing cold out, I remember there were sidewalk vendors selling hot cocoa, hot pretzels and roasted chestnuts, they were making a fortune that night. Someone set fires in mettal containers where we huddled for warmth. Mounted police kept crowd control.
The movie, I'm sure you guessed, was the Exorcist. The year was 1973. It didn't disappoint. Someone told me those who saw the movie when it first opened saw a version most didn't as it had imagess that were so fast they violated a law saying you couldn't have subliminal images in movies. I don't know if that was true, but I was fine until days later when a priest went on a talk show and said it was based on an actual possession of a boy. He had a recording of the exorcism which he played. Freaked me out because this went from fantasy to reality and I had a bad reaction to it. Couldn't sleep without a light on for weeks. Kept seeing Captain Howdy flashing in my mind.
It's crazy. I still feel like the 90's was 10 years ago.
That's awesome though occupant about the pretzels and chestnuts being sold while people waited in line, sounds like an enjoyable time in spite of the cold. Wish I could have seen The Exorcist when it released, I don't think I saw it until the 80's.