It was suggested that since I have recently taken up jogging & blogging, that I should jog and blog about it. Should I mention that jogging with all its impact can also bring on the bog. Too much detail? Well, you have to work out all the details in a jog, as you do in a blog. Never have a coffee before a jog, could bring on the bog! but a good latte helps you to blog, after the jog.
So here is the result
a blog about the jog – not the bog.
Films that feature running in the storyline.
I guess if I included bogging I could write up about “La Grande Bouffe” or “Blazing Saddles” but I will save that for a future food-on-film blog, that is inevitable.
Chariots Of Fire. Possibly the most famous running movie, it won the Best Film Oscar back in 1981, not really deserved, but it was so well marketed, I believe it was the first time I realized promotion of a movie wins Oscars, now so common. It featured a very famous music score by Vangelis.
Personal Best. Directed by screenwriter Robert (Chinatown) Towne. I remember being entranced by this movie, it had a lesbian storyline that unfortunately succumbed to the woman turns to man after the lesbo affair, but it looked fabulous and I remember being impressed. Mariel Hemmingway starred.
The Coolangatta Gold. An Aussie film, to boot. Featured a Tom (Rocky) Conti score, perhaps it’s greatest achievement? Love to know how much he was paid. Lots of beefcake to ogle too, why would I complain?
Goldengirl.The ultimate running film ever (for me), I was obsessed with this film as a teen (16 at the time), it featured a buxom blonde – al la Farrah Fawcett. Look at the cast – even Aussie John Newcombe turned up. Look at the plotline at the top of the poster. I would kill for a dvd release.