This is the third remake of this story, and its most sucessful one. Streisand and Kristofferson have incredible chemistry, and you can feel they have love for each other but their relationship, although sexy and passionate, is volatile and sad and heartwrenching. And the end of the movie makes me cry every time. The song stays with me for days.
It was filmed in Arizona - Downtown Tucson, the Tucson Community Center, Sonoita, and the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe for the big concert scene. Seeing landmarks in Tucson, filmed over thirty-five years ago is really cool. And the landscape in Sonoita hasn't changed at all.
I can't count how many times over the years I've seen this movie. I've owned the soundtrack for years and I know every word to every song on it. In fact, in 1977 when my family was vacationing in the Adirondacks, I sang several of the songs on talent night. I was 10 years old.
I've loved Barbra for as long as I can remember. The first songs I memorized and sang were hers. And I've seen every movie she's ever made. These are some of my other favorites:
The Main Event
The Mirror Has Two Faces
The Prince of Tides
It's no wonder why she's "one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers in modern entertainment history".
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2012: Mission Of The Sacred Heart
2011: Vintage Photo And Clothing
2010: Just How I Like It…Cold And Colder
2008: The Writing Is On The Wall
2007: Eddie Waits For A Ride
2006: Truckers And Travelers Know Good Food
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!