Can you imagine the song writers now trying to write their hits in the current climate?
“Saturday Night at the Movies/The Drifters – Saturday night at the movies, Who cares what picture you see when you’re huggin’ with your baby in the last row in the balcony?” Now it would be “Saturday night at the movies, who cares what picture you see when you’re socially distanced with your baby, face masks for you and me”!!!!!!!!!!!
Or how about “Uptown Girl/Billy Joel – I’m gonna try for an uptown girl, She’s been living in her white bread world, As long as anyone with hot blood can, And now she’s looking for a downtown man That’s what I am” Now it would be “I’m gonna try for an Uptown Girl, She’s been living in her current Tier, As long as I’m in the same Tier, and now she’s looking for a downtown Tier That’s where I am”!!!!!!!
Or “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree/Brenda Lee – Rockin’ around the Christmas tree At the Christmas party hop Mistletoe hung where you can see Let the Christmas spirit ring Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie And we’ll do some caroling” Now it would be “Rockin Around the Christmas tree, only six at the Christmas party hop, Mistletoe hung where you can see, Let the Christmas spirit ring, later we’ll have some pumpkin pie And we’ll do some socially distanced caroling”!!!!!
It’s the same with our favourite novels can you imagine how they would be written today? How would Hercule Poirot manage to do his final reveal at the end of the book if only six people could be in the room at one time? Can you imagine George R.R. Martin having to deal with all his characters under the restrictions today? The books would be even longer!!!!!! Harry Potter not able to go to Hogwarts but doing his wand work over the computer and blowing it up!!!!!!!!
It’s also the same with our favourite movies. No way could you film the biggest scene for extras ever in a movie at the moment which was “Ghandi” his funeral which had 300,000 extras! Or “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy which had 20,000 extras in or “Around the World in Eighty Days” which had over 60,000 extras, spread out in 13 countries and 112 locations!!
Anyway I hope you have had a little giggle at the above but it does make you wonder…….!
Have a Terrific Tuesday.
Hugs & Love, Susie xx