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The Sing and Dance Issue May 2010

Photography Showcase:

Scott RheA Fashion: The 80’s are back!

Rising Star:

Ash Baron Cohen © Collective Magazine 2010

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Desiree Niegsch Contributing Writer

Todd Gilchrist Contributors

Dove Shore, Frankie Batista, Mike Ruiz, Anthony Elgort, Lauren Messiah, Brandi Cecil, Danielle Morgan, Katie Maco, Lindsey Steede, Dale Johnson, Stephanie Pohl, Burke Daniel, Jenessee Utley, Davide Torchio, Roberto Morelli, Liza Montoya

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regulars RUNWAY TO STREET:

the 80’s strike back IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR

Be Provocative

JUST LIKE THE MATERIAL GIRL HERSELF

FLAKES OF gold

chris pureka

Ash baroncohen

scott rhea

who’s that girl?

Educator. Activist. Musician... this will be interesting

A profile of the subversive British director

Ethereal underwater photography from a master of his craft

The legacy of style from a true icon of our times

ALL THAT GLITTERS... LOOKS FABULOUS!

IT’s electric

BE BOLD, BE BRAVE, BE NEON

CELLULOID

i felt it everywhere THE MAGIC OF JOHN HUGHES MOVIES

so you think you can dance? AND SOMETIMES WE JUST CAN’T RESIST

DETAILS

STOCKISTS

acid wash arcade

barbarella

glam rock

oscar story

The neon soaked arcades of your youth never looked this good

The final frontier of fashion comes crashing down to earth.

Blade Runner meets the catwalk dressed in technicolor cyberpunk

The truth behind the close up

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GET YOUR HANDS ON EVERYTHING FROM THE ISSUE

FROM THE JUDGE

FINAL WORD

WORDS OF WISDOM UNTIL NEXT TIME

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editor’s letter

I can remember like it was yesterday the first pair of Z. Cavaricci’s I wore in the *%$ grade. I wore them with multiple layers of different colored scrunchy socks and Keds that I had painted on and tied with neon orange laces.

letter from the editor © Collective Magazine 2010

That’s right, the inspiration for this issue came from a time when wearing neon was a must and not a single person was afraid to sing at the top of their lungs to pop music that they would now be embarrassed to admit they’d even ever heard of, or dance like Madonna in her music videos... in public. But I’ll admit it - I’ll admit it all... Me and three of my best friends at the time, who will remain nameless, participated in our local talent show with a dance my mother choreographed for us to Paula Abdul’s Straight Up. We hit the barrel turns and the jazz hand to the sky and it won us first place. We had no shame then and we still don’t. That’s the beauty of being of the generation that embraced the ‘80’s. We just want to have fun and we know how to have it! So I hope you enjoy our Sing and Dance issue and find your inner ‘80’s child again. Follow me with kisses xo,

Eryka

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dove shore Mike Ruiz Whole lotta sexy…From Brooke to Tyra Banks, J Lo to Jenna Jameson, Dolly to Dita Von Teese — few do cool so hot. Even fewer capture the glamorous inner sinner imagination of today’s extravagant enigmas better than New York based high-octane celebrity and fashion photographer Mike Ruiz. Innately intuitive, a deft-eye for detail and full of sensual self-styled sizzle, Mike marries the sacred and profound in sophisticated unison. With a unique approach to the exploration of visceral brilliance, his finely crafted frames of reference have appeared in Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, Interview, Italian Elle, Spanish and Brazilian Vogue. Additionally, Mike has contributed to D&G’s ‘Hollywood’ book and Iman’s ‘The Beauty of Color’ beauty book and continues to explore different forms of expression via film, television and music. As founding partner of elite L.A photography complex Miauhaus Studios, Mike further cements the reckless glamour of his noisy impunity to never follow trends. Vive la différence! The powerful pleasure of perfection never felt so fabulous.

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Dale Johnson

Originally from Aspen, Colorado, Dove Shore began his career in photography in Los Angeles in the 90’s, working for David LaChapelle, Zach Gold and others. Paying careful attention to every artistic detail helped him to define his own style. For the past three years, photographer Dove Shore has traveled the country shooting portraits of musicians touched by Hurricane Katrina for the Katrina Music Project. Shore’s work can regularly be seen in magazines worldwide, including Rolling Stone, Elle, Spin, and Entertainment Weekly, among others.  Dove recently completed his first book for Rodale, entitled Eco-Beautiful. 

Makeup artist Dale Johnson collaborated with photographer Anthony Elgort to bring back the 80’s in Who’s That Girl this issue. Dale relocated to Los Angeles two years ago from New York City. Dale has successfully maneuvered his creative makeup and hair skills through nearly every facet on the Fashion, Beauty and Entertainment business.His work has appeared in or on the cover of endless top magazines.Many times he is the art director of his beauty editorials and other projects.Along with being a beauty editor, he has worked with top  models and celebrities for fashion shows, movies, campaigns and world concert tours.

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Anthony Elgort

Frankie Batista

A world traveller and visionary creator of images, Anthony Elgort has been a resident of Los Angeles for only a year, but he has already made his mark. Elgort’s groundbreaking work ranges from travel to the snowy mountains of Bulgaria in the cold winter, to finding a sculptural nude beneath the waters of Cape Cod. In his dynamic portraits, he connects with and brings out the personality beneath, seeking the miraculous, the strong, and the visually arresting. In his remarkable fashion pictures, he strips back the layers to find something elusive and sophisticated, sexy in the truest sense--soulful, alive, edgy and beautiful. Frankie Batista is considered among the most talented and highly anticipated emerging photographers of his generation. The Miami born, Los Angeles based art director turned photographer has quickly garnered success with a diverse range of clientele, from record labels to top editorial fashion publications. Frankie focuses on creating compelling and emotive fashion-forward lenswork, with a commitment to capturing images that go beyond the boundaries of their printed page. Combining this fresh vision with a delicate attention to detail, his work exerts a sense of character all its own.

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how to see in the dark

Foreplay

Chris Pureka

The musician, advocate and

educator Chris Pureka spends a little time with Collective

By Danielle Morgan Photography Dove Shore Stylist Jessica Blosser Style Assistant Desiree Niegsch Š Collective Magazine 2010

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a chilly January day in Los Angeles, I had the rare pleasure of sitting with cripplingly captivating songstress Chris Pureka, an artist who has begun to shed light on the growing popularity of female singer/songwriters, a subset of performers who have been commonly overlooked in the past decade. Chris, who started to play guitar and write her own songs at the tender age of sixteen, is now embarking on the release of her new, highly anticipated third album, How I Learned to See in the Dark.

“This album is a little bit darker, it’s a little bit more abstract. It is an evolution of my music.” Finishing up her residency at Hollywood’s famous live music venue, Hotel Cafe, the night after our illuminating conversation, it was clear this remarkable songwriter has won over the hearts of not only the fans that fill the intimate music space, but also the peers who share her passion for performing their personal stories through the art of song. The obvious connection between Chris and her guitar is one that cannot be considered a short-lived love affair. Rarely opening her eyes while performing one of her masterpieces, she allows the audience to witness her pure and honest relationship with her chosen path. Her songs - rather, anthems - are much more than just your average love songs, they are letters of emotional battles that we can all relate to; pages of poetry about a love lost, and verses of hope that it will be found again. These vulnerable tunes are her heart, and the world is her sleeve.

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CHRIS PUREKA

Chris is not only an indie-acoustic genius, but also a dedicated youth educator and advocate for feminism. “Feminism is really important to me; I think that most fields are male-dominated. I feel that I have experienced that in my field pretty consistently, and I think it’s a problem. I really would like to help start girl’s programs for learning music. There are rock camps and things like that; those initiatives are really important.” Shortly before the release of her new record, Chris will head out on her cross-country tour, covering most of the east coast of the U.S. and then later heading over to the west coast, but not without an all-girl band sitting in with her on each show. When asked how she thought feminism shows through her music, she shares, “I am actually taking an all-woman band out on the road in the spring and I’m really proud of that. I hardly know any bands where there are all woman players, maybe there will be a female front person, or often times there is a female on the keyboard or something, but to have a drummer, a bass player, a fiddle player, and a guitar player that are all women, I think that’s really important for younger people to see.”

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Chris does not stop just at feminism; she is also an activist in spreading the much-needed knowledge of political consciousness, global warming, and the everso important non-violence movement, urging our generation to educate themselves and the masses on the issues that will directly affect the present and the future to come. “I think that people aren’t taking [global warming] seriously enough. There are a lot of really good documentaries and literature on the topic and you can’t deny it; it’s coming, it’s coming in our lifetime and we need to all start pressuring our government and politicians to stop it.”

This world may need more women to celebrate, move, motivate, and to inspire not only themselves but also other women across the world, but luckily they have artists like Chris leading the way. She is indeed a leader of young and influential women.

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Ash BaronCohen

By SUSAN MICHALS // Photography Dove Shore // Stylist Lauren Messiah // Grooming Brandi Cecil

ASH BARON COHEN

When I first met British director Ash Baron-Cohen, I was intimidated.   It may have been the combination of slicked back, platinum blonde hair; the pale skin, and a height of about 6’3” or 6’4”.  It was a little foreboding considering the surroundings. Where we met was not the typical place you’d meet such an avant-garde looking specimen of a man; a Bafta tea party at the British Consulate in Los Angeles. On the lawn, men in suits of the dullest grey and darkest blue mulled around lovelies who weren’t really sure how to dress for such an occasion – it was L.A., it was an overcast April, and it was that in-between time of 6:00 p.m. Ash, on the other hand, wore a camel colored leather jacket and a myriad of homeopathic ethnic jewelry. Actor Jared Harris was there, son of Richard; not long before, we’d done an interview for his film Benjamin Button and had become friends. It was he who introduced me to Ash… and promptly walked away.   I didn’t know what to make of Baron-Cohen, so I started blathering on like an idiot, as one often does in this type of situation. When he finally did speak -- to answer that eternal L.A. question of “What do you do?” everything changed. His voice – thick with a melodious British lilt, was deep and calming. He was very demonstrative in how he answered, but not calculating. He was the kind of person you don’t often find in Hollywood – deep.

The Man Behind the Milieu Get ready for Ash Baron-Cohen’s artistic reign of rebellion.

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SCOTT RHEA

WATER SERIES

Photography Showcase Water Series by Scott Rhea Words by Laura Prudom

ASCENDING ORDER

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Water. H2O. One of the simplest solutions on earth, yet also the purveyor of myriad possibilities; capable of quenching your thirst or drowning you in the same breath. It is said that we know more about the vast reaches of space than we do our own oceans, but the substance that covers 70 percent of our planet is a constant source of fascination for us – for none moreso than Scott Rhea.   A native of Louisiana, Rhea is all too aware of the devastating might of water at its most tumultuous. His evocative, haunting series, “An Inevitable Consequence” at times seems as though the artist’s camera was swept up in the flood that carried away too many lives and living rooms in New Orleans, capturing a snapshot of a moment forever held in stasis beneath the waves, a dreamscape at once whimsical and mundane. JADE AND FRIEND

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  The collection embodies innocence both frozen and fleeting, where children grasp onto the simplicity of youth as surely as a little girl holds tight to a sinking ship, attached to the past yet doomed to outgrow it. These are cautionary tales, ethereal renderings of our most intrinsic fears and desires; a thirst for knowledge, a hunger for nostalgia, a longing for eternal beauty. Like porcelain dolls, Rhea’s subjects seem almost too flawless, too ephemeral, but through the artist’s lens, all things are possible; gravity is an earthly concept, while Rhea’s models can fly like birds, transcendent and transformative.   As adults, we might be tempted to look back on the halcyon days of our childhood and crave that purity of spirit, those moments when we believed that we could ride carousel horses through the air and defy all the bonds that still shackle us to the ground, knowing all the while that our fantasies are out of reach. But through Rhea’s photographs, we can at least hold tight to that illusion for a little longer.

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Sex

WHO’s THAT GIRL?

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You’re in the spotlight, material girl – everyone wants to dress you up like a virgin, but that’s not how you express yourself. Tell papa not to preach; soon everyone will be asking ‘Who’s that girl?’ Photography Anthony Elgort Elgort.com // Stylists Katie Maco and Lindsey Steede at Artists by Timothy Priano // Make Up Dale Johnson at Artists by Timothy Priano using MAC Cosmetics // Hair Stylist Stephanie Pohl at Artists by Timothy Priano // Location Garden of Jenni Muro Productions // Words LAURA PRUDOM

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WHO’s THAT GIRL?

Bodysuits and Leotards throughout by American Apparel // Thigh high socks, American Apparel // Sequined Shorts,

Katherine Hynes // Hat, Vintage // Necklace worn as garter, Virgins, Saints and Angels // Pink flower pin, Forever 21

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© Collective Magazine 2010 // Boots, Forever 21 // Necklace, Stylist’s own

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WHO’s THAT GIRL?

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WHO’s THAT GIRL?

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WHO’s THAT GIRL?

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As the patron saint of teenagers, John Hughes had a profound gift for finding the soul beneath the superficiality of high school life. He not only remembered, but understood that time in our lives when everything meant, well, everything to us, and wrote stories that celebrated the melodrama without skimping on the fun. And while his Midas touch began to tarnish during the last decade of his career, the truth is, he created so many indelible movie moments during the 1980s that we are inspired by what he saw in adolescents, and continue to take those lessons with us into adulthood. After Hughes passed away in August of 2009, I started thinking about everything I learned by watching these films. Remarkably, he managed to effortlessly mine observations and insights about the human condition, and they were no less relevant because they revealed themselves through characters that were in high school; in fact, they seemed only to appreciate in accuracy and resonance the older that I got. As such, in tribute to his cinematic legacy and the lessons he imparted in his iconic pictures, I have compiled a short list of just some of the things that John Hughes taught me over the years.

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If a girl is good enough to give you her panties just so you can look cool, you have a responsibility to hook her up with her dream guy. (Sixteen Candles) Having a degree of empathy, I have discovered, is essential to all relationships. But watching this film, it occurred to me that if I’m lucky enough to have someone in my life who is kind and generous enough to go out of their way, not to mention risk public humiliation for me, then I should be only too willing to subject myself to a potential beat down for them.

Squeezing someone’s behind during a kiss is the best way to make it memorable. (Weird Science) I was a late bloomer so I could definitely relate to Gary and Wyatt, although I certainly didn’t have a Kelly LeBrock type to introduce me to the pleasures, so to speak, of adulthood. But just trying her time-honored technique of squeezing a girl’s tush when I kissed her, I felt, made me a little more sophisticated, and might just have made my introduction to those pleasures happen just a little bit faster.

There’s no better way to express your feelings than through the music of Otis Redding. (Pretty in Pink) I consider myself a fairly quiet person, or at the very least not one who joyfully performs for others. And the first time I saw this scene, I think I was a little embarrassed for Jon Cryer, who threw himself into his performance, and his confession, with so much gusto. But the sentiment stuck with me, especially after I started paying attention to the lyrics of “Try a Little Tenderness,” surely one of the all-time great love songs. Even if I was always too self-conscious to lip sync or sing myself, the song became a not-so-secret manifesto for my feelings, and Otis Redding ultimately became my number one R&B proxy.

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Sometimes when you allow yourself to go on an adventure with your best friend, what you’re really finding is yourself. (Ferris Bueller) I have some great friends with whom I’ve really had equally great times, but in 1999 I moved to Miami with one of my besties, and then he and I drove from there to LA to make our mark in Hollywood. The first time we moved in together, it was so he could go to graduate school; the second time, it was so I could find a place where it felt like I fit in as an adult. Making that second trip was the most arduous and important decision I may ever have made.

Sometimes the person you like has to go out with the wrong person in order to discover that you’re the one who’s right. (Some Kind of Wonderful) Before I started dating my girlfriend, I spent a good year and a half wondering what it would be like to date her as she continued a relationship with someone else. She and I were friends all of that time beforehand, but our connection was so immediate that I couldn’t understand why she wanted anyone else but me. But after she broke it off with her ex and moved to Los Angeles, it felt like no time had elapsed, and better yet, that we’d been together forever, but just hadn’t figured out until then how to be together.

Unlikely friendships are formed all of the time, but the ones that last involve a lot of yelling at one another, and occasionally, one pal accidentally sticking his hand between the other’s legs. (Planes, Trains and Automobiles) I’ve had a lot of different kinds of friendships, and as I’ve gotten older the superficial ones faded away or ended when I left jobs or moved to a different neighborhood. But I have a core of really great buddies, both male and female, and the relationships that lasted were the ones with folks who I could tell anything to and be completely honest with, and they could do the same. We sometimes hurt each other’s feelings or got ourselves hurt, but because we weathered all of those ups and downs our lives were richer, and our friendships more valuable.

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Are you ready for your close-up? For the past 82 years, one night in the entertainment calendar has stood out amongst all the rest in terms of glitz, glamour and prestige; we’re talking, of course, about the Academy Awards, when all eyes worldwide are trained on the long red gauntlet that leads to the hallowed steps of the Kodak Theatre. But even A-listers weren’t born picture perfect; a lot of teasing, tweaking, pulling and squeezing is often involved in turning our favorite celebs into the icons of style we see on Oscar night, and unlike an 80s movie montage, it’s never as effortless as it looks.

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Of course, in the early days of Oscar, it wasn’t quite the media circus we’re exposed to today. At the first soiree, held May 16, 1929, the accolades were presented at a private brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in front of an intimate audience of 270. Today, however, the Academy Awards is a completely different animal. Millions across the globe tune in – and not just for the accolades. It’s just as much about the red carpet as the actual ceremony itself. Who’s wearing what and with whom they grace that carpet – that’s what seems to get the golden ratings these days. Oscar night is a evening of magic; when we can revel and applaud in the essence of cinema in its purest form. Where else could an undervalued underdog that earned only $16 million dollars at the box office take on the highest grossing film of all time and actually win? To watch a titan like Avatar dangle helplessly from the bootstraps of The Hurt Locker only served to remind us just why we love the magic of the movies, and why stars put themselves through hell just to bask in the glow of that golden statuette. In the seven weeks leading up to the star-studded ceremony, The Collective’s own Susan Michals stepped to the other side the velvet rope and walked a mile (well, more than that as it turns out) in a celebrity’s shoes, willing to brave Oscar’s particular brand of sado-masochistic Hollywood hell to experience just what it takes to look as screen queen flawless on the biggest night of the year…at least in this town.

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I worked out with trainer Kristin Anderson four days a week, doing a combo platter of Pilates and cardio, thus re-educating my body and mind. Kristin was also my nutritionist/therapist, whom I had to report to numerous times a day. She was the person responsible for getting me off the carbohydrate & candy train – thus prompting my svelte-ness to accelerate.

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Two words: Warren Tricomi. They sat me down, styled me up and sent me out looking like Kim Basinger in L.A. Confidential. Whitney Olson (hair) and Marina Gravani (make-up) listened, coiffed, and ensured that before I stepped out of the hallowed Warren Tricomi halls, I’d look nothing short of movie poster perfect.

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Working with Eryka Clayton to sort out wardrobe, we started with three magnificent choices…and within a week it was down to one -- a David Meister gown that epitomized old Hollywood glam. Underneath, CoCo De Mer gave me just the right lift to keep the girls looking good. For the final glitz, Margaret Rowe lent some of her vintage 1940’s jewels that, unlike this writer, may have already sashayed down the red carpet. The shoes you see here are what I was supposed to wear, but after pulling my hamstring on week five, there was just no way. I hate to wear flats because it makes me feel short and fat, but there was no getting around it. Alas, my Velvet Angels in a hazy shade of grey had to stay in the box.

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And finally, unlike most Oscar winners, I’m not going to keep it short, as there are so many to thank for this wonderful experience. With my deepest gratitude, they are: Kristin Anderson, Aaron Lucy, Judith Leiber, Kate Somerville, Erin Williams, CoCo De Mer, David Meister, Film Fashion, Kellwood Company, The Chamberlain Hotel, Margaret Rowe, Max Ryan, Warren Tricomi, Whitney Olson, Marina Gravani, Raluca State, Cara Maiman, and as always, the Calm and Collected One. When all was said and done, it was kind of a relief it was over. All that work for one night seems rather ridiculous when you look at all the ups and downs and upheaval one goes through. But for a celebrity, this is their job. They can’t take a chance that they might take a bad photo; it could be the difference between getting the next gig or becoming an infomercial spokesperson. I know that sounds a little extreme, but when you’re eating less than 50 carbs a day, strange things can happen to your body and mind. Looking back on my one night only experience, some of those strange things though, aren’t so bad. If you want to read the full on ups and downs of my experience (unfortunately not in 3D) please visit: www.thecollectivemagazine.com/blog

**Just a side note. We did not attend the actual Academy Awards. But, Max and I still had a fantastic time hitting up a number of soirees all across town. At the end of the night, it’s not about who wins or loses – but how much fun there is to be had on this once-a-year night.

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Singing and dancing has always been an important part of cinematic expression: Al Jolson’s The Jazz The Jazz Singer not only broke through the sound barrier as the first “talkie,” but it set the stage for great expressions of physical dexterity, often set to music. While the musical has always flourished, what we see little of is the ‘average person’ exploring their emotions through the occasional burst of song. What makes these moments all the more memorable is the fact they are completely unexpected – these characters become more exposed and vulnerable to us when breaking out into a moment of sheer musical abandon. This is not to be confused with the ‘token dance scene’ that has permeated so many chick flicks. Case in point: Bridget Jones’s Diary and The Holiday –with the second film giving us not one but two painful dance sequences from Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. So, rather than merely recounting the best musical moments in movie history, we figured we’d take a look at the scenes and sequences where unexpected dancing erupted. To wit: “The Madison Scene,” Bande à part (1964). In a film often described as one of auteur Jean-Luc Godard’s most accessible, two criminals engineer a petty theft in order to win the affections of a comely English student named Odile (Anna Karina). While plotting their heist of a stash box owned by Odile’s Aunt Victoria, the three would-be thieves succumb to the hypnotic rhythms of a jukebox playing R&B, soon falling into an unexpected and yet carefully-choreographed routine, exemplifying their devil-may-care, live-in-the-moment lifestyle in the process. “Try a Little Tenderness,” Pretty in Pink (1985). Although it seems like a casual last-call song before Iona (Annie Potts) closes up shop, Duckie (Jon Cryer) turns Otis Redding’s R&B classic into a profession of love for the fair Andie (Molly Ringwald). Meanwhile, it says plenty more about the Duckman’s fearless personality, launching into an imitation of the iconic crooner without reservation.

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“Jack Rabbit Slim’s Twist Contest,” Pulp Fiction (1994). Inspired in no small part by Godard’s throwdown in Band à part, Quentin Tarantino pits one of the silver screen’s iconic rug-cutters, John Travolta, against Uma Thurman’s gangster’s moll as the two of them take the dancefloor to the tune of Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell.” “Go Daddy-O,” Swingers (1996). It’s not only a moment of orgiastic physical exertion but an expression of rejuvenated confidence for poor Mikey (Jon Favreau), who meets a spectacularly attractive young lady who happens to be the perfect partner for him, off and especially on the dancefloor. The two of them fall into an easy rhythm with one another, offering a rewarding finale for a film about finding the right person to be with. “Moonchild,” Buffalo 66 (1997). Billy Brown (Vincent Gallo) has yet to prove himself a charmer of any kind by this point in the picture, but his willing hostage Layla (Christina Ricci) takes an opportunity to express herself while waiting for her captor to reclaim his ball at a bowling alley. A stylized and dreamlike departure from the rest of the film’s weird, gritty realism, writer-director-star Vincent Gallo adds another oddball dimension by scoring the moment to the atypical but deeply effective melancholy of King Crimson’s “Moonchild.” “Gutterballs,” The Big Lebowski (1998) Jeff Bridges may never have found a more perfect character for his laid-back persona, but he puts his all into this imaginative dream sequence scored to, of all things, an odd tune by one of Kenny Rogers’ early bands. While Bridges makes the most of his crazy choreography, the Coen brothers inject one weird image after another, condensing a lifetime of this lazy, drug-addled personality into three minutes of perfect pop-psychedelica. “Dance-Off,” American Wedding (2003). By its third installment, the American Pie movies may have completely succumbed to gross-out silliness. But that didn’t stop Stifler (Seann William Scott), by then the series’ superstar, from stealing the spotlight one more time in this quite frankly amazing showdown to convince a dress designer to help his sometime buddy Jim (Jason Biggs). And although dance-offs could probably get their own list a mile long, we like this one because it manages to be raunchy and unpredictable even when it’s at its most carefully worked out.

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“You Make My Dreams,” (500) Days of Summer (2009). Director Marc Webb originally came from music videos, so it’s no surprise that his feature debut shines most brightly when he’s bringing together music and movement. Specifically, Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) emerges in post-coital bliss from his first night with Summer (Zooey Deschanel), launching into a dance scene with passersby and pedestrians who all fall into rhythm as the strains of the terrific ‘80s song “You Make My Dreams” plays in the background. Seldom has young love seemed so saccharine, upbeat and yet genuinely sweet at the same time, but then again, the same can be said of Hall & Oates’ music as well. Photo Credit: Chuck Zlotnick

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THIS MONTH I WANT YOU TO SING IN THE SHOWER! As the weather warms up, it seems everyone is turning to the latest Hollywood diet, fitness program or quick weight loss fad to get ready for the sun! As a proud graduate of the P90X, which got me in the best shape of my life over the course of 90 grueling days, I know it takes more than hard work and dedication to get healthy and fit. Rising at the crack of dawn to do pull-ups, push ups, kickboxing, and yoga is one way to welcome the warm weather and get in shape, but there’s got to be an easier, more enjoyable way. We need something that can boost confidence on the beach and improve energy levels without subjecting ourselves to the health risks of weight loss pills or the sore muscles and fatigue that inevitably come with starting a new workout program. The answer is here – this month I want you to sing in the shower.

You may think this is silly – news flash, you’re right.  But it works!

 

Singing in the shower will bring a fresh sense of optimism to your mornings, clear your head and motivate you to accomplish more in the day ahead.  If making it to the gym is on your calendar, good for you, singing in the shower will provide the extra non-caffeinated boost of energy you’ve been craving to have a great workout.  If exercising is not on today’s itinerary, perfectly fine, singing in the shower will lighten your mood, improve your interactions with others and help you appreciate your current “beach body.”    What to sing? It really doesn’t matter if you’re belting out the Beatles or Madonna or the latest top 40 jam, sing whatever puts a smile on your face.

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The other benefits of singing speak for themselves.  Singing in the shower can:   • Effectively reduce stress • Increase your self-confidence, self-awareness, inspire you to action, provoke thought and increase energy levels • Release pain-relieving endorphins • Improve mental alertness to fuel your creativity • Tone facial and stomach muscles • Provide a healthy way to lower inhibitions • Boost the immune system, helping to fight off disease and prolonging life expectancy • Heighten sexual attractiveness and improve your sense of humor (and if you’re a bad singer being able to laugh at yourself is sexy)   For those of you who are not good singers, there’s more good news. The sound of a person’s voice actually improves in the small, confined space of the shower because the sound waves reflect off the walls, producing a much richer sound, more volume, and better base. So what have you got to lose?   Move your iPod sound dock into the bathroom and start singing in the shower, because this is your month to sing yourself happy and fit!   

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

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