Thursday, August 08, 2019

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Flash Gordon (1980)

Princess Aura: Look!
Water is leaking from her eyes.
Emperor Ming: It's what they call tears,
it's a sign of their weakness.

Two things are true today. One, it's my boyfriend's birthday, and he loves Flash Gordon. (Most specifically Queen's soundtrack for Flash Gordon.) So let's all wish my boyfriend a happy -- AHH! AHHHHHH! -- birthday. And the second thing that's true today is today is also the 100th anniversary of the birth of the super producer Dino De Laurentiis, who produced Flash Gordon, among many many many other movies. Have you been following The Film Experience's series on Dino? Check it out at this link! And now let's take a little groove break from our stressful work day and listen to some groovy Flash Gordon music:


Anonymous said...

There's a doc on Amazon titled "life after Flash". Def worth checking for FG fans.


pumasalad said...

...but we only have 14 hours to save the earth!

boy, that brings back some memories! thanks!

Mirko said...

Not the greatest sf ever but I love Ornella Muti as Princess Aura, Max Von Sydow as Ming, the great contribution by Danilo Donati and, of course, the soundtrack