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February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 9th, 8pm

Hell hath no Fury…like Christine


Christine, set in the seventies finds a dorky high school kid (Arnie) with taped up coke bottle glasses, living with an overbearing mother, getting picked on in shop class by some greasers that look to be about 35, and having no chance with the girls. The only thing Arnie seems to have going for him is childhood friend (Dean), who drives a 1968 Dodge Charger. That is, until Arnie buys Christine, a cherry red 1958 Plymouth Fury and begins to change…….oh what a car will do to a man.

Directed by John Carpenter (1983). Adapted from a novel by Stephen King (1982)
Theatrical Trailer (welcome to the 80’s kids)

Throughout the film, Christine shows her love and increasingly, creepy possessiveness by turning her radio on to a perpetual oldies station. Pledging my love by Johnny Ace becomes “their” song and signifies touching moments between a man and his car. When trying to strangle Arnie’s girlfriend Leigh in the drive in, We belong together by Johnny & Robert plays on her radio.

Pledging my love


See the Full Soundtrack list at IMDB


It’s always 1958 in Christine’s front seat…

Automotive artistic license:

Ok, so in Stephen King’s book, Christine is a 4 door, which wasn’t an option until 1959. Ok, so it was a push button transmittion, which makes it hard to “drop into drive”…… Read more at  Allpar.com

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