Thursday, September 03, 2009

(1) Come September: Bobby Darin, Chet Atkins

This month of September reminds me of a movie that attracted a lot of attention in the early 60s. It is called, Come September and starred four of the biggest stars in that generation. Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobridgida were sex symbols then and Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin the teenage idols.

Rushing to see a movie like this is like rushing to watch Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt today! It was a long bus ride for me to catch the movie as I had to take a bus from the East Coast to the Capitol Cinema in North Bridge Road on a weekday afternoon.

Come September is a commercialised fantasy where a womanizing tycoon ends up chaperoning a group of American girls who have rented his Italian villa. Bobby Darin, a very popular 60s singer, composed two songs for the movie, the title song and another one called Multiplication. Chet Atkins or Mr. Guitar, 14 times Grammy winner, popularised the instrumental Come September.

Original article: Andy Lim


Roger said...

Honestly, I can't remember anything about this movie. Must have been very young then. Anyway, it's a movie title with great potential. Any sequel like Come October?

Andy Young* said...

No there wasn't a sequel. But the song was a hit in the 60s, especially among pop music lovers and those who like movie theme songs. 'Summer Place' is another one.