Some of my all-time favorites in this group. There will never be another Freddie Mercury. And both Eddie Vedder and James Hetfield are two of the greatest musical influences in my life.
I really enjoyed doing portraits of musicians (primarily singers). It was a nice break from the film/tv stuff that I do most. I’ll definitely get back to it at some point. Varying my style up per subject also keeps me interested in what I’m doing, though part of me longs for an immediately identifiable aesthetic. (Maybe I have one, but am too close to see it.)
72: Dark Helmet. Rick Moranis in Spaceballs had so many great lines and moments and performances, it’s almost stifling to write about them all. There was a period of time where this movie was in more constant viewing rotation at my house than Star Wars itself. It’s my favorite of Mel Brooks’ films, but some of that may be nostalgia. One thing is for certain: I miss Rick Moranis.
71: Gozer the Gozerian. I remember seeing Ghostbusters in the theater when I was a kid. It scared me, but was hilarious, and I LOVED it. (Still do.) When we got home, I made my dad call the Ghostbusters hotline number on the phone. Pretty sure I got an Operator message, but it was still pretty cool. Narratively, it’s quite a feat that the major villain in the movie is only talked about a couple of times before she appears, and even then it’s only for about 4 minutes of screen time toward the end. And she still makes quite an impression.