9/18/09

Dirty Dancing

"DIRTY DANCING" is a classic 1987 Romance Film that featured the late PATRICK SWAYZE and the lovely JENNIFFER GREY. YUP!! You got it right guys!! Another 80s Icon I may say just passed away again recently and that's Patrick Swayze so I was reminded of this great 80s movie which I saw at the wide screen wayback 1987 at the SM CITY NORTH EDSA Cinema when the MALL was still newly built back then . Hmmmp!! Total Recall!! PATRICK SWAYZE died from PANCREATIC CANCER last Monday September 14, 2009 in LOS ANGELES. It was MARCH 2008 when Patrick revealed his illness which was diagnosed on JANUARY 2008. According to Annett Wolf, Patrick passed away peacefully with his family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months. I was also saddened by this news because It's the big "C" again. YUP!! CANCER is such a dreaded disease!! PANCREATIC CA was also the cause of death of PINOY ACTION STAR RUDY "DABOY" FERNANDEZ last JUNE 2008. I guess that this reminds us again that LIFE IS FRAGILE so make the most out of it. I'm talking about good deeds to others that would entail positivity in your character and could leave a lasting legacy for people around you.

DIRTY DANCING is a drama story that depicts on a young debutante's named Frances "Baby" Houseman(played by JENNIFER GREY) rebellion against her father by starting a relationship with Johnny Castle (played by PATRICK SWAYZE) who is her dance instructor during a family summer vacation. This film was written by Eleanor Bergstein and was directed by Emile Ardolino. Of course, this film is very romantic in a way because I myself fell in love with the simple plot of this movie. Both Baby and Johnny Castle developed romance while practicing those dance moves they call "Dirty Dancing". Blaming pregnancy to a guy who wasn't really the father makes the scene complicated at one point. The scene I can't forget here was when Johnny Castle and Baby danced their so-called final dance even though Johnny was fired earlier. In here, the culprit of who's the father of Penny's child was revealed and It wasn't Johnny at all but instead It was Robbie. A heart-warming story that will always be remembered back on those days. MEMORIES INDEED!!




I uploaded my "DIRTY DANCING" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD for you guys so if you're interested to have a copy of the music on the film then grab it.


TRACKLIST:
1. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"
- Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes
2. "Be My Baby" - The Ronettes
3. "She's Like the Wind" - Patrick Swayze
4. "Hungry Eyes" - Eric Carmen
5. "Stay" - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
6. "Yes" - Merry Clayton
7. "You Don't Own Me" - The Blow Monkeys
8. "Hey! Baby" - Bruce Channel
9. "Overload" - Alfie Zappacosta
10. "Love Is Strange" - Mickey & Sylvia
11. "Where Are You Tonight?" - Tom Johnston
12. "In the Still of the Night" - The Five Satins

DOWNLOAD LINK DELETED (October 8, 2010) DMCA



JENNIFER GREY and PATRICK SWAYZE

Here's a great VIDEO SCENE from the movie with the classic ERIC CARMEN song entitled "HUNGRY EYES". YUP!! One of my favorite songs from the OST.
video




So what's PANCREATIC CANCER? Let's first define the big "C" which is Cancer. CANCER is a class of diseases which is mainly characterized by "Out Of Control cell growth". Pancreatic cancer occurs when uncontrolled cell growth begins in the pancreas which is the only organ in our body that have both EXOCRINE and ENDOCRINE functions. I always tell this to my students. So instead of developing into normal and healthy pancreatic tissue, these abnormal cells continue dividing and form masses and lumps or tissue called TUMORS . These tumors will then interfere with the main functions of the pancreas. If a tumor stays in one spot and demonstrates limited growth, it is generally considered to be BENIGN but if the tumors migrate to other parts of the body through the blood or lymph systems and It's MALIGNANT. When a tumor successfully spreads to other parts of the body and grows, invading and destroying other healthy tissues then METASTASIS is considered which is the very fatal and dangerous part of the disease. Well, I guess that would give you a little input about Pancreatic Cancer. When PATRICK SWAYZE first went public with the illness last year, reports gave him only few weeks to live but his attending physician said his situation was "considerably more optimistic" than that. Swayze acknowledged that time might be running out given the grim nature of the disease but still he did some shows and TV appearances lately.

Well, this blogpost of mine is my little tribute to PATRICK SWAYZE as we also remember the classic 80s film "DIRTY DANCING". Although, there was a sequel to this entitled "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" back in 2004 which I only saw on a bootlegged DVD, still nothing beats the Original 1987 film. Actually I was not able to finish watching the sequel on DVD because I got bored. He He He!!


DIRTY DANCING: HAVANA NIGHTS


Before I end my blogpost let's listen to some classic tunes from the 1987 "DIRTY DANCING" film. YUP!! It's a combination of decades from 50s, 60s,and 80s. Cool Soundtrack I may say!! I uploaded three songs for you to listen here on "The Doctor Is In".


(I've Had) The Time Of Your Life
-BILL MEDLEY and JENNIFER WARNES
LISTEN HERE:




You Don't Own Me- THE BLOW MONKEYS
LISTEN HERE:





Stay- MAURICE WILLIAMS and THE ZODIACS
LISTEN HERE:




PATRICK SWAYZE (R.I.P.)
(August 18,1952- September 14,2009)


Just SWAYZEing to the beat of
DIRTY DANCING

-DR. STIRRING RHOD

6 comments:

The Pope said...

May his soul rest in peace.

One of my favorite actor.

Thank you for posting...

A blessed weekend to you.

DrStirringRhod said...

YUP Pope!! He is one great actor!! :-) I first take note of his acting skills during the "NORTH AND SOUTH" series. That was a good film. :-) THANKS AGAIN for dropping by sir!!

DR. STIRRING RHOD

Dave said...

He was amazing in "Point Break" as well. What a screen presence! Thanks for posting this tribute. It's missing my favourite video of this though, "She's Like The Wind". Also check out the 2 songs he did on the Road House soundtrack if you like his singing, very underrated!

DrStirringRhod said...

UP Dave!! POINTBREAK was one of my favorites!! THANKS for dropping by and for the comment. I appreciate it. :-)

DR. STIRRING RHOD

Admin said...

I really admire Jennifer Grey's tribute to Patrick Swayze. She's doing Dancing with the Stars for him, class.

DrStirringRhod said...

THANKS Admin!! That's a nice link you shared. :-)