Sunday, November 6, 2011

Outdoor Movies

The pub around the corner has a huge screen - white painted plywood. They show videos every night. You sit on the road, along with the neighbourhood dogs and cats, drink beer and eat peanuts and watch. They show Jackie Chan type movies, and ridiculous melodramas about mongol hordes rampaging across Asia, "Gladiators" is a favourite.

We have a movie (The Harder They Come) featuring Jimmy Cliff's music, with Jimmy himself acting and singing. It is about the dark underside of the Jamaican music business. We took it over last night. As soon as it came up on the screen everyone whooped and cheered. They brought their chairs out of the pub and plunked themselves down front and centre in the middle of the road. They sang along and made fun of the Jamaicans! Outdoors movies at their best!

Jimmy Cliff's hits: You Can Get it if YOu Really Want it, Johnny Too Bad, Pressure Drop. Many Rivers to Cross, Rivers of Babylon.

3 comments:

Antoine S. Terjanian said...

Hello Marian:
I am glad that yu posted some more on your interesting blog. Funny I had posted something about watching a soccer game on a giant screen out-door.
I am glad you are well. Please send me your new email address, as your old address is returning my emails as undeliverable.
Best wishes
Antoine Terjanian aterjanian(at) yahoo.com

Antoine S. Terjanian said...

Hello Marian:
Glad to read your recent post. My latest blog is also about watching on a giant screen outdoors under the full moon.
Please write me aterjanian (at) yahoo.com so I can have your new email address as the emails I sent you to your old address have been returned as undeliverable.
Best wishes
Antoine

Peter said...

That's a hoot!