i heard this song on the radio the other day, sittin' on the dock of the bay by otis redding, and immediately thought of top gun.
i can't remember when the movie came out exactly, but i distinctly remember watching it on video over and over and over again one weekend when i was a junior in college and living w/ one of my aunts and her husband. this might have been the same weekend i nearly blew up their microwave by over cooking a baked potato, but maybe not.
i loved that movie. loved tom cruise. love goose. loved meg ryan. loved the music and the famous, luscious volleyball scene that included more six packs than a convenience store cooler. (that might have been the scene i watched over and over again, i don't remember). i bawled when goose died. bawled. (and was so happy when he showed up on ER so many years later).
despite the fact that i really cannot whistle i still try to whistle when otis whistles in that song. i can't help myself. it's actually kind of a sad song if you really listen to the lyrics, and yet it makes me feel good when i hear it.
as for tom cruise. i don't even like to watch him in movies any more. risky business, the firm, top gun...i liked those movies. vanilla sky? eyes wide shut? i still don't know what the hell those movies were about. now i can't get passed his antics in real life enough to watch him in a movie. he's turned me off.
are there celebs who you once liked that have turned you off? i have a hard time watching sean connery too (even though i think he was the best 007 of them all) once i read that he was a wife beater.