Sunday, April 3, 2011

Could we start again, please?

"Could we start again, please" from Jesus Christ Superstar

You may or may not know that I love the movie Jesus Christ Superstar. It's only been recently that I've quit watching it monthly. I doubt I've seen any other movie more times (maybe Natural Born Killers or Holiday Inn).

I never remember my dreams but I do frequently wake up with songs in my head. And this was on my mind when I woke up today. It's not on my JC Superstar soundtrack but I just love it. Singer Yvonne Elliman also sang the 1977 hit, "If I Can't Have You" from Saturday Night Fever (which went all the way to #1). And the guy playing Peter (Philip Toubus) is my hair idol - all those blonde curls! It's not surprising to hear Toubus got his start on Broadway in a production of Hair. What might be more surprising is that after playing Peter in JC Superstar, Toubus become Paul Thomas, a celebrated porn actor who starred in over 500 movies (and directed over 300).

Jesus Christ Superstar - it's more interesting* than you think, people!

*That is not a recommendation - I quit telling people to watch this movie a long time ago. I build it up so much that it always disappoints.

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