Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Night 6 of The 14 Nights Of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway

Welcome to night 6 of the 3rd annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway. Make sure to stop by our Giveaway Post and enter to win a goodie bag full of decadent treats from 11 different shops! Tonight we have the next featured shop from the giveaway and the next movie review in our movie marathon. Follow along for an extra 10 entries in the giveaway. Plus we also have a new game to play this time around to get you even more entries (see details below). But first lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Hot Rod Rumble Compact  $15

Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 28th and get 10% off your order. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

Featured Shop - Little Fairy Cult

Little Fairy Cult is run by Sand from Cleethorpes, UK . Her shop is filled with fun jewelry and accessories.

Zombie Ring  $18.78

How did you choose your shop name?
"My friend answered a question about me on FaceBook saying that I was most likely to start my own Cult, and so I did and it became my business name."

Solid Silver Crossbow Pendant  $39.12

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I trained in jewellery and metal art for years at college and when we moved to our new house the opportunity to have a workroom type set up in our utility room kind of kick started it all."

Voodoo Doll Bracelet  $7.83

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"Mainly Fantasy, TV shows, films, customers requests, all manner of things influence what I make."

Deanulet  $31.29

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I plan on extending my Game of Thrones range of house sigils, and I have a few ideas that I need to find the time to experiment with too."

Breakfast Earrings  $8.61

Here is a peek at where the Little Fairy Cult magic happens.

You'll have a chance to win a Faux Pearl Necklace from Little Fairy Cult. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Silver Heart Faux Pearl Necklace $15.71

Since it's Valentine's Day I had to ask the shops to share their favorite love story movies.
Sand told me "Stardust".

14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
Follow along with us for 2 weeks full of classic and modern love story movies. Each night there will be a review of the next movie in our movie marathon. Leave a comment on each post with your opinion of that movie. On the last day you will find the magic phrase you will use to unlock the entry on the Rafflecopter worth 10 entries in the giveaway. You must comment on each movie post to qualify.

Guess The Movie Game
This time around we decided not to post the movie list in full so we can play a fun game instead. Each daily post will have a clue to the next night's movie. Each day you can leave your guess on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main giveaway page, for 2 entries in the giveaway. **Guesses must be posted the same day as their clue to receive the 2 entries**

Tonight's Clue ~
Our hero tries to win the fair maiden with his horse and a really big stick.

Night 6 - Grease

Tagline - Grease is the word

Directed by Randal Kleiser (Blue Lagoon, White Fang and Honey I Blew Up The Kid) and released on June 16, 1978 by Paramount Pictures (Rated PG). Good Girl Sandy (Olivia Newton John) and Bad Boy Danny (John Travolta) spend the summer together falling in love. All is good because Sandy is heading back home to Australia and they will never see each other again. But wait...Sandy's family decided to stay. And now she is enrolling in the same high school. Will their love be torn apart by the social differences of their friends? Or will summer lovin' turn out to be true love?

This is teen love circa the 50's by way of the 70's. It's my favorite musical. I love that it's set in the 50's and, being a child of the '70s, it's fun to see just how much 70's influence there is on the movie. It's funny, it's cool, it's sweet, it's silly and you know you love to sing along with it! 8)

I mean what girl didn't want to be a "Pink Lady"? And, having been a hair dresser in earlier years of my life, I find the whole "Beauty School Dropout" bit to be most fun. Got to love Frenchy's pink hair.

So, if you haven't seen it for awhile, take a night to indulge. It's well worth it. Just be prepared to be singing the songs for the next week.

Take a look at the original trailer

Some trivia about the movie...
1. Henry Winkler, who became a sensation as "Fonzie" on "Happy Days" (1974), was considered for the role of Danny Zuko. However, he turned down the role for fear of being typecast.
2. Susan Dey and Deborah Raffin were the first choices for the role of Sandy (Dey declined the role after her manager advised against it). Marie Osmond later claimed on "Larry King Live" (1985) that she had been also been offered the role but declined "on moral grounds" though she later admitted this to be untrue.
3. Due to a zipper breaking, Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into the trousers she wears in the last sequence (the carnival at Rydell).
4. Jeff Conaway had to walk slightly stooped so that John Travolta would appear taller.
5. When Olivia Newton-John was cast as Sandy, her character's background had to be changed to accommodate Newton-John's own background. In the original Broadway musical Sandy was an all-American girl and her last name was Dumbrowski. In the movie version, she became Sandy Olsson, foreign-exchange student from Australia. Also, because of Newton-John's casting, John Farrar (Newton-John's frequent songwriter) had to write two new songs for the film while other songs from the Broadway musical were dropped.
6. Several musical numbers were not used in the film. They appear, however, as jukebox tunes, or band numbers at the high school dance. Among them "Freddy, My Love", "Those Magic Changes", and "It's Raining on Prom Night" all of which were performed by characters in the stage musical.
7. Carrie Fisher was considered for the role of Rizzo.
8. The film was released in Spain as Brilliantina (Brilliantine) - because its English title translated as "fat" in Spanish.
9. Danny's blue windbreaker at the beginning of the film was intended as a nod to Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
10. The scene in Frenchy's bedroom while Rizzo is singing the line about Elvis was actually filmed the same day that Elvis Presley died.
11. Randal Kleiser hated the opening title song, "Grease" (he thought that the cynical lyrics and disco beat were inappropriate for a film set in the 1950s).
12. In the song "Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee", it originally references Sal Mineo in the stage version. However, due to Mineo's murder the year before shooting began the reference was given to Elvis Presley.
13. The official premiere after-party was at Studio 54.
14. The original Broadway production opened at the Eden Theater on February 14, 1972 and ran for 3,388 performances, setting a record. Adrienne Barbeau and Barry Bostwick were in the original Broadway cast. John Travolta appeared at some time as a replacement on Broadway in the role of "Doody". Marilu Henner, an alumnus of the original Chicago production, appeared as a replacement in the role of "Marty". Patrick Swayze and Treat Williams were both replacements as Danny Zuko. Richard Gere is also listed as an understudy to many male roles, including Danny Zuko. Gere played Zuko in the London production in 1973.
15. Rydell High is a reference to teen idol Bobby Rydell who had a million selling hit with "Swingin' School" in 1960.
16. The production had a product placement plan with Coca-Cola, but it fell through. The Coke products were taken out or blurred. There is a huge hanging picture/advertisement in the diner that was blurred out. Photos on the inside flaps of the soundtrack album have Pepsi products.


  1. grease is such a fun movie!
    i really liked the trivia for this one!

  2. Love Grease! The songs are the best.

  3. love,love,love grease!whenever it's on tv i watch no matter what part it's at. how do i not own this one yet??

  4. Hey, I was right! This is a classic movie, I don't own it either, but everyone should!

  5. Grease is an ok movie. I'm not really a fan of musicals, but the story is nice. :)

  6. I was right ..... I odn't know how many times we have seen this, my girls love it!

  7. always fun to watch with a crowd, like the "Rocky Horror Picture Show"!!


  8. Oh, I love "Grease"!!!!
    So much fun to watch and sing along!!!!


  9. I can't believe I guessed wrong-huge 'duh' moment. Although this is a great, great film, I admit to liking part 2 better-I used to sing along when I watched the VHS constantly driving my parents crazy. I know it was pretty cheesy but hey-I was a pre-teen. (Raine on the RCs)