Today is a memorable day for many different reasons. In fact, it’s even a day for the history books thanks to a certain event. On a much smaller scale, today also marks the anniversary of the iconic 1987 film Dirty Dancing.
Recently ABC produced a re-boot of the familiar story (with its own perception of the tale). The masses hated this production. I did not. Following that premiere, I picked up a copy of Dirty Dancing (1987) and re-watched the iconic adaptation.‘DIRTY DANCING’ (1987): 30 Years Later, Timeless Story Lives On #Moviearchives Click To Tweet
To be honest, I see the reasons why this story is iconic. I respect those who adore this story. I even think it’s a lovely, sweet little story. That said, I recognize the cracks that slip through the sense of nostalgia the film evokes. (Of course, comparisons/contrasts in light of ABC’s adaptation are inevitable.)
The story takes a basic two-story outline approach. It begins as a classic girl-meets-boy tale, before then morphing into a story of a girl coming of age through the freedom she discovers while dancing (and romancing her instructor). In celebration of its anniversary, I’m sharing a snippet of my review, which was published on Silver Petticoat last week.
Some stories have the staying power to remain relevant years after their debut. Thirty years later Dirty Dancing has
this kind of sway. All thanks to the story, the chemistry between the actors, and even the soundtrack. It’s a story about a girl finding herself coupled with a love story many viewers find iconic. In the aftermath of the TV re-imagining, I revisited the classic tale, and while I walked away glad to have seen it again, I also recognize obvious albeit loveable cracks in its classic boy-meets-girl tale. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat →