It, the time warp version

Well, this wasnt the planned blog, but this will be far more fun, so…

Its funny, I went to post the other blog on Social Media, as per normal, which includes that pit of insanity known as Twitter. I know, I love it really (seriously?), but all the same… One of the things trending there tonight was Tim Curry, and my natural reaction, as was seemingly the one of several others was to hope he hadnt passed away. No, dont panic, he hasnt, its his birthday today, thats all. 73 today, Happy birthday, good sir.

So, yes, given I’ve mentioned him, you think its just a boring birthday blog about him. Now would I ever do a thing like that? No, this is one of those ‘be grateful to Stacie’ moments in fact. The afternoon after her wedding, I was relaxing at the hotel where I was staying, watching a bit of NFL when I got a call, asking if I fancied going to the cinema in the evening. I agreed to that, and asked her what movie we were going to see.

“It.” was the reply. Now for 98% (or more) of the population, that would clearly mean the Stephen King horror movie, right? Being unique in that sense, the only film that came to my mind with that name was the 1927 silent movie starring Clara Bow. Now I suspected it wasnt that, as neither Stacie, or Eric had struck me as the type who would be into 1920’s silent movies, nor was a local cinema likely to be showing it.

As you’ve worked out I’m sure, it was the horror movie (I gather the sequel is released soon?), with the scary clown, played by ‘you know who’. And yes, the other ‘It’ is still on my list of movies to see at this time. The only Bow movie I have seen in full, being the Oscar winning ‘Wings’.

But yes, for me, the archetypal Tim Curry movie in my life, is naturally ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’, and hopefully always will be. Yes, I would have loved to have acted (and would still love to act in) in a production of that, believe me! So yes, thats where I’ve gone for the video tonight, the famous Time Warp song. So all together now…

 

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