Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs! ? I am back on board co-hosting with the Monday’s Music Moves Me ladies – Marie, Stacy, and Colette. This week’s mewsic theme Scriptor suggested “Songs from Grammy Award Winners of the 1980s“. You’re invited to join the ? linky party and hit the dance floor.
John Williams’ ET “Flying Theme” took Best Instrumental Arrangement and Best Instrumental Composition. He also took the win for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special category, too.
We saw E.T. three times, maybe four the year it came out and I recall we took my in-laws to see it. My FIL fell asleep. That’s not unusual. He does this at home. When we asked my MIL what she thought of the film she said, “He (ET) was so ugly that he was cute”.
Here are some tidbits I found interesting from Wackipedia.
In 1983, E.T. surpassed Star Wars as the highest-grossing film of all-time, and by the end of its theatrical run it had grossed $359 million in North America and $619 million worldwide. Box Office Mojo estimates that the film sold more than 120 million tickets in the US in its initial theatrical run. Spielberg earned $500,000 a day from his share of the profits, while The Hershey Company’s profits rose 65% due to its prominent use of Reese’s Pieces.
What mewsic moves you today? ?
I hope to see back tomorrow to meet a new mewsical artist on Tuesday Tunesation!