Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Night 14 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway"

Welcome to night 14 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway". Tonight we have the final movie from our Love Story List and our final shop feature. This is the last day to enter our Valentine Giveaway so make sure to stop by for your chance to win a goodie bag full of fabulous treats from 15 different shops! But first lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Tonight's Featured Item - Key To My Heart Necklace

Key To My Heart Necklace $16

Purchase this, or any other featured item, from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 29th and get 10% off. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Shop Feature - Laughing Vixen Lounge

Laughing Vixen Lounge is run by head Vixen and Grand Poobah Kris from just outside Portland, Oregon. The Lounge is proud to bring you Bangles, Baubles and other Needful Things for the modern Vixen.

The Lounge is full of necklaces, bracelets and other goodies that range from retro, horror, rockabilly and all things pop culture. And we love doing custom orders! Just ask 8)

The Lounge is also your first choice in Supernatural inspired jewelry. Our SPN designs have gone out all over the world and to many a SPN Convention. They have even been seen in a photo or two with our customers and the boys themselves! Woohoo!!! If you're a fan of the show I'm sure you'll find our designs are the best around.

The Lounge will be adding lots of new designs this year including Compact Mirror/Pill Boxes (shown above with our exclusive Zombie Pinups), Charmed Pendants, Bookmarks and Keychains. Plus we'll also be expanding our selection of pendants, rings and lots more bracelets! So much goodness on the way.

You'll have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the shop. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Take a minute to stop by Laughing Vixen Lounge and see if we can't tempt you with something.

Laughing Vixen Lounge

Appearing nightly on stage:
A mix of Retro Kitsch, Rockabilly Chic, Vintage Horror and Pop Culture Obsession.

Specialties of the house:
Pendants, Charm Bracelets and other Needful Things.

Today's Special:
1 part Sassy, 1 part Sexy, 1 part Superhero. Mix 'til Amazing and garnish with Laughter. Wear and be Fabulous! Repeat as needed.

Now for tonight's movie. Make sure to leave a comment below. Anyone who leaves a comment, with their opinion of the movie, for each of the 14 movies will get an extra 10 entries in our Valentine's Day Giveaway. After you finish commenting on all 14 movies you need only leave 1 comment on the main giveaway page that says "I made it through the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon with my heart intact!" That 1 comment will count for 10 entries.

Night 14 - Say Anything

Tagline -  To know Lloyd Dobler is to love him.
                Diane Court is about to know Lloyd
                She's got every thing going for her.
                He's going for her with every thing he's got.
                A Lloyd meets girl story

Music selections from the movie on the jukebox -
1. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel

Directed by Cameron Crow (Almost Famous) on released on April 14, 1989 by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (PG-13). Lloyd (John Cusack) and Diane (Ione Skye) fall in love the summer after graduation. When Diane gets a scholarship to study in England she has a choice to make. Listen to her father and dump Lloyd or listen to her heart and stay?

I love this movie. It doesn't get much better than this. This movie came out the same year I graduated from High School and it was Seattle before it was trendy to set everything in Seattle. Lloyd is charming and sweet. Diane is beautiful and warm. The movie is funny, sweet and even a little heart breaking. It is love at it's most simple and "basic" 8)

Best line - "I gave her my heart and she gave me a... pen" - Lloyd

Take a look at the original trailer...

Some trivia about the movie...
1. The Smithereens were commissioned by Cameron Crowe to write the theme song for the movie, and they came up with "A Girl Like You". Crowe thought that the lyrics were too leading (they outline the entire plot), so he rejected it in favor of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". "A Girl Like You" went on to be included in The Smithereens' next album, "11", and in the movie Backdraft (1991) by Ron Howard.
2. Director Cameron Crowe couldn't find the love song he wanted until he heard Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". Gabriel asked to see part of the movie. Crowe had the production company send him an unfinished cut. Gabriel responded by saying he would let them use the song, as he liked the film. He was, however, wary about the part where the lead character overdosed at the end. It was then that Crowe realized that Gabriel had been sent a copy of Wired (1989) instead.
3. When Lloyd (John Cusack) drives along 45th street in Seattle, he passes the Guild 45th Theatre, which is showing Tapeheads (1988), in which Cusack also appeared.
4. Kirk Cameron was nearly cast as Lloyd instead of John Cusack.
5. John Cusack's kick boxing scenes in the ring, including the one where his nose is broken, are done with Don 'The Dragon' Wilson who is a real-life kick boxing champion.
6. Robert Downey Jr. turned down the lead played by John Cusack.
7. Christian Slater auditioned for the role of Lloyd Dobbler but director Cameron Crowe was adamant about getting John Cusack. Also, there was a tie between Ione Skye and actress Jennifer Connelly for the role of Diane Court.
8. Director Cameo: [Cameron Crowe] and wife Nancy Wilson as pedestrians in front of the mall as Lloyd passes by while recalling the site of their first "date".
9. The dojo featured in this movie is the same one that was used in The Karate Kid (1984) as the Cobra Kai dojo.
10. When Lloyd holds up the radio, it is actually playing a song by the group Fishbone. "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel was added post-production.
11. Lloyd makes several references in the movie to "Bell Square" mall, short for Bellevue Square (located in Bellevue, Washington). When Lloyd is driving in the rain and sees the mall, he is actually driving by Westlake Center (located in downtown Seattle).
12. Producer James L. Brooks said what inspired this movie was an incident where Brooks saw a man walking with his daughter. He saw them and wondered what would happen if the father committed a crime. Those thoughts were used to create the story.
13. The original Australian VHS release through CBS Fox features an early Simpsons short.
14. John Cusack put a scar on his right eyebrow for Lloyd's character. He says that the story behind that is that someone threw a rock at Lloyd when he was a kid.
15. The movie's line "I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen." was voted as the #73 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007.
16. Bebe Neuwirth's film debut.
17. Lloyd and Diane's school appears to be based on The Lakeside School, which is a very prestigious Seattle private school. In the movie, the school is called "Lakewood" (and has a rooster mascot, rather than a lion), but in Lloyd's first phone conversation with Diane, John Cusack mentions that at his annual party, Lloyd "dresses up as the Lakeside rooster."
18. Ione Skye once dated Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose song "Taste the Pain" opens the movie.


  1. Well, what can I say? Another movie I have missed -- another movie on my list! :) Thanks again for all the time and effort you put into this, Kris! Happy Valentine's Day! :)

  2. I've seen it but I do not remember it very well. It was fun and Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. Right...this one is going into my netflix queue right now!!
    Thanks for all the fun!! I want a zombie pillbox as soon as it is on site!! Love my zombie necklace thank you:)I always look forward and have fun at your site. Happy Valentines day!!

  4. It's a modern classic already
    Love it...


  5. I love this film!!!!!!!!!!

    Joanna, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

  6. I'm so sad, I missed almost the entire party, except for this one! And, might I say, this is a terrific movie! I absolutely love this movie! This was one of the first romances that I actually enjoyed when I was younger, now I'm a sucker for romances :D

  7. Interesting fact about the wrong movie being sent to Peter Gabriel,i remember when his song was so popular. This might of been my favorite movie if Kirk Cameron was the actor in it! :)

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

  8. by far one of the best :0 Thanks for all the movie fun :)