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Thread started 03/25/12 1:18pm

AlexdeParis

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'80s Classic of the Day: "Xanadu" - Olivia Newton-John & ELO

The film was a flop, but the soundtrack was a huge success. I know there are people that hate it (how?!?), but this song is an infectious piece of pop perfection. Give it up for Jeff Lynne, ONJ, and "Xanadu"!

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Reply #1 posted 03/25/12 2:36pm

PANDURITO

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Big fan of both Jeff and Olivia nod

But I could never muster the courage to watch more than 5 minutes of the movie whenever I caught it on TV redface

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Reply #2 posted 03/25/12 2:54pm

SoulAlive

PANDURITO said:

Big fan of both Jeff and Olivia nod

But I could never muster the courage to watch more than 5 minutes of the movie whenever I caught it on TV redface

I like the movie boxed Very weak storyline,but the musical sequences are intoxicating.

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Reply #3 posted 03/25/12 3:25pm

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This is my shit.

The whole soundtrack is great (esp Dont Walk Away and All Over The World).

Roger Ebert:rest in peace
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Reply #4 posted 03/25/12 4:01pm

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In the second year of my Masters Program in Spiritual Psychology, we created something called the History of Loving. The philosophy of this project is to consider the major relationships in your life and write about them from the standpoint of what this relationship has taught you. I wrote letters to my family and I chose songs that best represented my feelings towards them.

I chose this song for my sister Natalie love We were kids when this came out and we watched it a million times.

a place, where nodoby dared to go

the love that we came to know, they call it Xanadu

And now, open your eyes and see

that what we have made is real

We are in Xanadu

I cry every time I hear this lol

2010: Healing the Wounds of the Past.... http://prince.org/msg/8/325740
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Reply #5 posted 03/25/12 10:50pm

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SoulAlive said:

PANDURITO said:

Big fan of both Jeff and Olivia nod

But I could never muster the courage to watch more than 5 minutes of the movie whenever I caught it on TV redface

I like the movie boxed Very weak storyline,but the musical sequences are intoxicating.

Ya'll shouldn't be embarrassed. I paid money to see it in a movie theater when it came out! lol The best scene in the movie is Olivia Newton John's song and dance number with Gene Kelly. Class... Oh, yeah, gotta mention the musical number by the Tubes also--really enjoy that one.

[Edited 3/25/12 22:52pm]

No, it's about resurrection...
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Reply #6 posted 03/26/12 12:25am

SoulAlive

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SoulAlive said:

I like the movie boxed Very weak storyline,but the musical sequences are intoxicating.

Ya'll shouldn't be embarrassed. I paid money to see it in a movie theater when it came out! lol The best scene in the movie is Olivia Newton John's song and dance number with Gene Kelly. Class... Oh, yeah, gotta mention the musical number by the Tubes also--really enjoy that one.

I like the "Suddenly" and "All Over The World" sequences the best lol In many ways,this film is sorta like a prelude to the MTV video explosion which began a year later.It's really just a collection of lavish music videos thrown together,with a little dialogue and a flimsy storyline.

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Reply #7 posted 04/14/12 4:31pm

scriptgirl

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Lord, did I hate this movie. So bad!!

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #8 posted 04/14/12 4:36pm

rdhull

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scriptgirl said:

Lord, did I hate this movie. So bad!!

"I'm doing it! I'm finally doing it!"

lol lol

and folks thpought that the Purple Rain actors couldn't act..whoo boy

Roger Ebert:rest in peace
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Reply #9 posted 04/14/12 4:43pm

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music Always have digged Olivia. Ashame she drifted away after Physical

"Do Me, Baby...oh, oh, OOOOOOOOOOOH"
"Scandalous I'm talkin' bout u n me"
"Insatiable's my name when it comes 2 u"
"When 2 R N Love their bodies shiver at the mere contemplation of penetration"
"Flesh against flesh, And God Created Woman"
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Reply #10 posted 04/16/12 4:38am

SoulAlive

I once did a thread comparing/contrasting this movie with Graffiti Bridge lol there are some weird similarities.

Both movies feature a female lead character who isn't "real".....in GB,Aura is an angel.In Xanadu,Olivia Newton John is a "muse".

Both movies are really just a collection of music videos,strung together by a weak storyline and lame dialogue.

Much of the action in both films take place in a disco/nightclub setting.

At the end of both movies,the "unreal" female lead characters return to heaven (or wherever it is that they came from,lol).Their mission is complete.

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Reply #11 posted 04/16/12 5:53am

Wowugotit

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music Always have digged Olivia. Ashame she drifted away after Physical

Loved Xanadu when I was a kid. The soundtrack is still awesome! Love "Magic", "Danin' (w/ The Tubes)", "Don't Walk Away" and, of course, Xanadu the song.

BTW... Olivia had several more hits after "Physical". They include; "Make A Move On Me", "Heart Attack", "Twist of Fate" and "Soul Kiss".

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Reply #12 posted 04/16/12 7:59am

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The soundtrack is timeless, pure pop perfection music As for the movie, I’m not ashamed to publicly admit my love for it. Xanadu is a classic, should be considered as one of the great movies of all time. Right up there with West Side Story, Singing in the Rain and Breakin. mushy

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Reply #13 posted 04/16/12 10:51am

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One of my favorites from her.

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #14 posted 04/17/12 7:32am

rdhull

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NaughtyKitty said:

The soundtrack is timeless, pure pop perfection music As for the movie, I’m not ashamed to publicly admit my love for it. Xanadu is a classic, should be considered as one of the great movies of all time. Right up there with West Side Story, Singing in the Rain and Breakin. mushy

lol at all this hyperbole

Roger Ebert:rest in peace
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Reply #15 posted 04/17/12 10:56am

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Here's another movie by Olivia called Toomorrow:

http://prince.org/msg/8/365581

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Reply #16 posted 04/18/12 5:00am

SoulAlive

After Grease,Olivia was getting many movie offers.She was offered a major role in Can't Stop The Music,thank God she turned that one down lol that movie is HORRIBLE!

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