Sunday, April 28, 2013

Flags in Romancing the Stone - 1984

 Romancing the Stone 1984 is a classic American romance action comedy.  In it several flags appear during the celebratory scene at the city center.

Danny DeVito plays as one of the plotters chasing down a precious stone as marked on a hidden map.
Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner dance away the night, eventhough a life and death struggle is at their foot.  They just happen to come across a small town celebration in Colombia.

This dancing scene is a rare element of cinematic gold.  It captures a natural timeless harmony that happens every so often in film.

 The Colombian flag makes several appearances in this movie.  Here a model boat with the national flag passes behind the hero - Jack Colton.
This film is a work of art that is a mixture Indiana Jones meets Crocodile Dundee, yet with an overall American theme painted with Colombian textures, and small sprinkles of Goonies and Forrest Gump magic.

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