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Body by Plymouth…Soul by Satan!

July 6, 2012

Hell hath no Fury…like Christine (1983)!

Wednesday, July 11th

Film starts at 8:30pm

Lady Jay’s

633 Grand St (between Leonard St & Manhattan Ave)

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Free Popcorn, Juke Box Meccanica, $2 Bingo for Prizes, PRIZES!

Delicious home made BBQ by ‘Tom & Dick‘…Food hits the grill at 8pm, so come hungry and come early!!

Ya know Pepper, ya can’t polish a turd.

Directed by John Carpenter (1983). Adapted from a novel by Stephen King (1982)
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 in hell with the girls.

Whoa, whoa. You better watch what you say about my car. She’s real sensitive.

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.

I’ll fix you… you’re gonna wish you were never fucking born!

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

– Corinna
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…

 

 


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2012 10:17 AM

    Man…a push-button transmission, there is nothing more American than that! Well…that and the sexualization of cars. Ride-on!

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