Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Night Film - Grease (1978)

For my very first film, I chose Grease.  For those of you who haven't seen it, you're in for a treat!
Grease is without a doubt one of my favorite movies.  Based on a broadway play of the same name, Grease is a musical that tells the story of two groups of friends, the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies, during their senior year of high school.  The story mostly focuses on greaser Danny (John Travolta), and clean-cut Sandy (Olivia Newton-John), who happen to fall in love one summer.
At fictional Rydell High School, Danny and Sandy meet up once more.  Now in a setting different from the beach, they realize their personal styles do not remotely fit together.  Throughout the movie, heartbroken Danny tries his hardest to win Sandy's affection once more.  Sandy, still in love with Danny, struggles with how to both stay true to herself and fit into Danny's world.
This movie is overflowing with 1950's style and upbeat song and dance.  If you've never heard John Travolta sing before, you need to watch this movie.
I also chose for Grease to be my first film in remembrance of two of it's stars - Jeff Conaway, who played Kenickie, and Annette Charles, who played 'Cha Cha' DiGregorio.

xo, A.

5 comments:

Collins said...

Well I couldn't be happier with your first movie pick. I named my childhood dog Sandy, after this movie. The last scene of the movie makes the whole thing. Love it. I always wanted to be a pink lady!

Lauren said...

Amazing film! My mum went to see it when it came out- she was 15. The cinema was so full that it took them ages to get in and she never saw the beach scene at the beginning. To this day, she has never seen it! x

Cara said...

I've never watched Grease all the way through! I've seen the majority of it though, just not all. x

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

grease is AMAZING x

Lu said...

I love, love, love this movie so much!!! Makes me want to watch it again, haven't watched it in a long time. :)

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