Sunday, April 6, 2014

Flags in Dirty Dancing 1987

Before the occlusion of Dancing with the Stars on the Imagination of the American Public, there was Dirty Dancing twirling in from 1987.  It was the classic retro movie of the early 1960s created in the 1980s.   The soundtrack successfully blended the early sixties with the later eighties dance pop.

A coming of Age Movie in more ways than one, not just for girls but reflective as well for society.  The cultural shift in America from the 1961 to 1969, has never been matched on any magnitude before.
Dirty Dancing addressed serious issues of the heart, family relationships, class structure, and dancing with a distinguished sparkle.  More than just a sermon, it was a second movement to Foot Loose Philosophy, with a dramatic and fairytale charm.

Unique vexillological items of interest include the plastic putting flags of Kellerman's Mountain House retreat, that use the K emblem.  The US flag also appears on the porch workers residence.  The US flag can be seen behind Patrick Swayze's head as he gets into a scuffle with an egoic, mean spirited college boy.

Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, it falls into the Some Where Over the Rainbow Class of movies that include the like of The Wizard of Oz, Back to the Future, Titanic, and Star Wars.  And done with less industrial magic and more with good old fashioned authentic butter and bread theatrical A+ acting. 

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