Category Archives: the Rose

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Good Songs That Will Make You Instantly Weep

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Hoffman Files
Songs that will make you instantly weep
By Rob Hoffman on May 3, 2018 at 5:24 AM

Bette Midler, Sad Songs, The Rose

If you’re a man of a certain age, (Let’s call that age 53 and 3/4) then there’s probably a pretty good chance you’re a fan of the movie This is Spinal Tap.  The film directed by Rob Reiner, his very first movie, is the story of a fictionalized band by the name of Spinal Tap, and it chronicles its rise, fall, deeper fall, and sort of rise back to the middle.  The movie is shot in documentarian style, and it began the genre’ often copied by one of the film’s writers and performers, Christopher Guest, known as the “Mockumentary.” Read More

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Stage Adaptation of Bette Midler Film THE ROSE Aiming for Broadway

Mister D: I just don’t know. It’s real cool seeing all these adapttions coming along from Bette Midler movies (Beaches, First Wives Club, Hocus Pocus, and now The Rose) but they could never hit the mark set by her. And different scores? Forget about it. The most it would be for me is a curiosity factor mixed in with some nostalgia.

Broadway World
Stage Adaptation of Bette Midler Film THE ROSE Aiming for Broadway
by BWW News Desk Jan. 22, 2018

According to Variety, a stage-musical adaptation of the Bette Midler film The Rose is aiming for Broadway. The Jackal Group just announced that Grammy winning composer Glen Ballard (Ghost the Musical) will write the music. Read More

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bette Midler In The Rose – Tell me baby, Whose Side Are You On? Love that opening number!

Bette Midler In The Rose – Tell me baby, Whose Side Are You On? Love that opening.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Harry Dean Stanton Feuded With Bette Midler On The Rose

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Stanton played a small role in the 1979 filmThe Rose” as a famed singer whose work is idolized by the title character played by Bette Midler. His character insults The Rose and asks her not to perform his songs. Stanton perhaps took the role a little bit to an extreme and began insulting Midler. On the recent Criterion Collection reissue of the film, Midler waxes fondly about all the cast, but still seems comically resentful of Stanton; she did, after all, once have a production company called “We Hold a Grudge Productions.” (Gold Derhy) Read More

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Bette Midler – VH1- For The Boys – Special – 1991

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Amanda McBroom (Songwriter, The Rose): Golden Globe Memories

Golden Globes
Amanda McBroom: Golden Globe Memories
by Armando Gallo August 9, 2017

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In 1980 director Mark Rydell’s The Rose launched Bette Midler’s career in earnest and garnered five Golden Globe nominations, including two Globes for Middler and a Best Song Award for Amanda McBroom’s titular song. Amanda was born in Burbank, August 9, 1947, the daughter of film star of the 1940s David Bruce and a drama teacher. She was destined to follow in the family footsteps and she began acting at the age of 3.  Writing songs was always a hobby for her as she worked as an actress in films and many TV shows until her late ‘20s.  The Rose was a miracle waiting to happen. Read More

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

15 Camp Film Classics Every Gay Must See By Michael Musto

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15 Camp Film Classics Every Gay Must See
By Michael Musto
MON, 2017-07-31 10:22

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Let me dim all the houselights and return to my favorite topic—campy films that you absolutely have to experience in order to attain your gay card. Some of these are campy because they’re trying to be, while others happen to be inadvertently hilarious epics that are so-bad-they’re-good, and that’s what makes them a camp. Whatever the case, go watch them immediately:

Mommie Dearest (1981)

Is it the movie that destroyed Faye Dunaway’s career or the one in which she shone most brilliantly? It’s hard to say, since she won the Golden Razzie for Worst Actress and was the runner-up for the New York Film Critics Best Actress award the very same year. She’s certainly a full throttle Joan (way before Jessica Lange in Feud) as she swivels her shoulder pads, raises her already raised eyebrows, and tortures daughter Christina. The mix of fashion show, tell-all, and Greek drama has long been irresistible to gays, whose nervous laughs always turn into shrieks of horror. Bring me the axe? No, bring me Mommie Dearest. (Faye lovers can also check out The Eyes of Laura MarsPuzzle of a Downfall Child, and just about everything she ever did). Read More

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