Sunday Classic of Love

A weekly appreciation of classic film and television soundtracks.

Classic montage scene from Karate Kid, music by Joe Esposito.

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The Monkey Orchid

The Monkey Orchid can be found in the cloud forests of southeastern Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters .

Its scientific name is Dracula simia. The genus part of its name translates as ‘little dragon’ and refers to the two long spurs of the sepals, while the specific epithet rather obviously refers to its simianesque appearance.

While relatively rare, it has been cultivated. You can buy The Monkey Orchid and various other orchids for me here.

 

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In Search Of Steve Ditko

Despite Jonathan Ross, strongly recommended.

Stan Lee is famous as the author of the Spider-Man stories, but the man who designed the characters, illustrated the comics and came up with many of the storylines, co-creator Steve Ditko, is virtually unheard of. In this documentary, Jonathan Ross, a lifelong fan of Ditko’s work, hopes to tell his story.

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Comics historian Peter Sanderson said of the documentary: „A knowledgeable comics aficionado, Ross infuses the documentary with his passion for Ditko and American Silver Age comics. The show has an amazing roster of interviewees [including Jerry Robinson, John Romita Sr., Neil Gaiman, Joe Quesada, Ralph Macchio, Flo Steinberg, Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Stan Lee, and Cat Yronwode.] … Wittily and intelligently written, without a trace of condescension towards comics, this program is a model of what documentaries about comics should be like.“

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Cover of Love

 

The Fall perform their magic on a Sonics classic. TGIF, my peeps.