Thursday, July 28, 2011

Double Fantasy (The Double Feature Blog-A-Thon)

Obviously, Chicago is nowhere near Los Angeles.  That, however, doesn't stop me from occasionally looking to see what sort of double feature programming is playing at the New Beverly.  So, when I noticed that the Hatter over at Dark of the Matinee indulged in Go, See, Talk's Double Feature Blog-A-Thon, I thought it might be fun to put together a week of my own dream programming, you know, since we're so meme-crazy this month (and since we have to do something to feel productive during two hours of Project Runway).  There are a million and a half clever Jeopardy!-esque title pairings, thematic twins, and so on (have you see TIFF's Fellini duos?) I'd love to do...but I decided to stick with the basics.  Know how to pack in the crowds?  Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.  Well, that and camp, kitsch, cult, leather, sequins, mesh, and velvet.

We call it "The Kids Are Alright: The Rise and Fall of Rock and Roll pt. 1."
Monday: I'm With the Band
Almost Famous / Sid & Nancy
In which we begin by breaking in to the inner circle and grabbing that backstage pass.  We're in hotel rooms, on buses, and behind the scene.  One blonde groupie for another, one teenage dream and one relationship turned rotten.  
Tuesday: Crash and Burn Girl
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains / The Runaways
In which girls will rock, because this isn't about women's lib, it's about women's libido.
Wednesday: Sell Out
Josie and the Pussycats / Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
In which we are sold out by a Svengali, our future is uncertain, and orange is always the new pink. 
Thursday: We are the Boys
Velvet Goldmine / Purple Rain
In which baby, we are stars.  We are pop idols.
Friday: Love Will Tear Us Apart
24-Hour Party People / Control
In which Manchester is the place, and we are struggling.
Saturday: In the American Idiom
Starstruck / Hedwig and the Angry Inch
In which the invasion is not always British, and to be free, we must give up a little part of ourselves.
Sunday: Behind the Music
This is Spinal Tap / Dig!
In which we go up to eleven, and things are not always what they seem. 


  1. You better change the linens and set out fresh towels: I'll be living at your movie theatre for a week.

  2. You have a number of movies I'd come and see simply because I've wanted to see them FOREVER but haven't gotten around to them yet.

    Josie and the Pussycats was way underrated in my opinion, especially once you give it them 5 point Tara Reid handicap.

  3. oooo i love josie and the pussycats too! alan cumming rules.

  4. @The Mad Hatter: Done, even went next door to the imaginary hotel and raided the housekeeping cart. Mini soaps and single serving shampoo galore, ideal for public restroom usage...

    @Alan: Seriously, way underrated. Tara Reid actually makes the perfect bubbleheaded blonde here, wonder why...

    @blah blah blah: Absolutely. The love, it must be spread...

  5. Some films I love and a couple I have never seen, save me a seat.

  6. Hah, this is all very techno, I like it! Sunday definitely my favourite, count me in! Spinal Tap is so great.

  7. Sorry I haven't seen any past your Monday double feature but that's still a really smart pairing...and so I can bet the rest are too:) Thanks for being part of this!


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