Save The Last Dance For Me review by Katey Thompson, September 2016.
Save The Last Dance For Me review
Save The Last Dance waltzes you back to an era of typical British seaside holidays, with candy floss, ice creams and rock and roll. The production, written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, surrounds you with the instantly recognisable songs from bands of the day, including The Drifters, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Ben E King and Booker T and the MGs.
The show opens with Jennifer (Lola Saunders) and Marie (Elizabeth Carter) planning their first summer holiday without their parents in uptown Lowestoft. They have wildly different ideas of what their perfect summer holiday would be and find anything but what they had imagined.
Beginning with noise, the
Directed by Peter Miller and Will Hechter.
Starring Willie Burke, Dr. John, Dion Dimucci, Ben E. King, B.B. King, Joan Osborne, Lou Reed and Doc Pomus (archival footage).
Paralyzed since childhood by polio Jerome Felder overcomes the crippling disease to become a renowned songwriter called Doc Pomus.
Often a song is associated with a group or solo artist but the originator of the tuneful and lyrical creation often becomes a historical footnote. Filmmakers Peter Miller and Will Hechter who collaborated together on Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010) have sought to rectify the oversight by casting the spotlight on the songsmith responsible for classics such as Save the Last Dance for Me, This Magic Moment, A Teenager in Love, and Viva Las Vegas.
Considering all the hardships he faced it is not surprising Jerome Felder connected with Blues music. The active child was sent away
That’s what Lou Reed was to me. From the time his first album came out, he provided not only a soundtrack for my life, but a running commentary. His New York-inflected nasal vocals seemed to perfectly capture my own yearning for something I couldn’t define, but wanted desperately.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, this made me unusual, especially in Ohio, where I lived. Lou had a hit in the mid-1970s, but there still weren’t a lot of people who would admit to liking him. I can only believe that people bought “Walk on the Wild Side” without acknowledging that they knew it was about drag queens.
He wrote about drag queens,
Distributor: Warner Bros.
About halfway through Alfonso Cuaron’s astonishing “Gravity,” Sandra Bullock, playing a lost astronaut stranded 375 miles above Earth, seeks refuge in an abandoned spacecraft and curls into a floating fetal position, savoring a brief respite from her harrowing journey. Of the many sights to behold in this white-knuckle space odyssey, a work of great narrative simplicity and visual complexity, it’s this image that speaks most eloquently to Cuaron’s gifts as a filmmaker: He’s the rare virtuoso capable of steering us through vividly imagined worlds and into deep recesses of human feeling. Suspending viewers alongside Bullock for a taut, transporting 91 minutes (with George Clooney in a sly supporting turn), the director’s long-overdue follow-up to “Children of Men” is at once a nervy
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The film is self-released, with Cinedigm Entertainment is handling VOD release in early November.
Directed by Peter Miller and Will Hechter, “Aka Doc Pomus” features interviews with the songwriter’s collaborators and friends, including Dr. John, Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, Dion, Gerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Passages from Pomus’ private journals are read by Lou Reed.
Born in Brooklyn as Jerome Felder, Pomus was paralyzed with polio as a child and confined to crutches and a wheelchair for most of his life.
The 18th Annual St. Louis Jewish Film Festival
As they did with the 1940s Hollywood setting of “Barton Fink,” the Coens have again taken a real time and
The 17-year-old singer joins other performers set for the show, including Fefe Dobson, Eric Burdon of The Animals, Chris Isaak, Ronnie Spector, Peter Wolf, Faith Hill, Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5 as well as Pat Monahan of Train. He will take the stage at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Monday, March 15.
Abba, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies and The Stooges are among those to be inducted this year. Music producer David Geffen and seven songwriters, including Jeff Barry, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Ellie Greenwich, Jesse Stone and Otis Blackwell, are also included on the induction list as well.
The gig will take place at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on March 15 and is going to be broadcast live at 8:30 P.M. on Fuse. Other musical guests include Fefe Dobson, Eric Burdon of The Animals, Chris Isaak, Ronnie Spector, Peter Wolf, Faith Hill, Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5 as well as Pat Monahan of Train.
This year's inductees are Abba, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies and The Stooges. They will be presented by Bee Gees' members Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb, Trey Anastasio, Wyclef Jean, Steven Van Zandt and Joe Armstrong respectively.
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