Sunday, January 10, 2010

"The Last Time I Felt Like This"

I came across the old movie "Same Time Next Year" with Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn on cable and watched bits and pieces of it. It's about two married people (but not to each other) who get together and have an affair the same weekend each year for 26+ years. It was made in 1978 and the movie starts in the 50's. I'm not a fan of adultery but it just drew me in, the actors are fabulous. I taped the full movie and then caught this song which is at the beginning and the end and it blew me away. I had to find out who was singing. Just so's either the fact that it is a Marvin Hamlisch song or that Johnny Mathis (with Jane Olivor?) is singing. Marvin also wrote "The Way We Were", and "Through the Eyes of Love" That must be it, the teenager is coming out in me who played "Looking through the eyes of love" over and over and over on the piano, singing my heart out.

This new old song just took my breath away. Maybe it's knowing I'm going to have an overnight alone with my husband this coming weekend?! A little much needed rendezvous ourselves. It was one of those movies of longing, that you just didn't want to end. There's not many movies that make me feel that way anymore. Same feeling that I have at the end of "The Way We Were," except there they did not end up together but Katie and Hubble couldn't end up together, but it was so sad. I'm starting to feel old because I can't think of any new movies that make me feel that way. So thank you Marvin and Johnny (and Jane Olivor, whoever you are) for taking my breath away, it was a good feeling.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing. As soon as I heard the opening scale work of the song, I recognized it as a solo/ensemble competition piece I did on flute in 8th grade! I've seen that movie before, but didn't realize it was the same song. I'm putting the movie in my Netflix queu at the top. I remember liking it a lot (even though movies about adultery really annoy me).