The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Crimson Quill’s Appraisal #370

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Number of Views: Multiple
Release Date: 14 August 1975
Sub-Genre: Musical/Comedy
Country of Origin: United Kingdom, United States
Budget: $1,400,000
Box Office: $139,900,000
Running Time: 100 minutes
Director: Jim Sharman
Producers: Lou Adler, Michael White
Screenplay: Jim Sharman, Richard O’Brien
Based on The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien
Special Effects: Colin Chilvers, Wally Veevers
Cinematography: Peter Suschitzky
Score: Richard O’Brien, Richard Hartley
Editing: Graeme Clifford
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Michael White Productions
Distributor: 20th Century Fox, CBS/Fox
Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf Aday, Charles Gray, Jeremy Newson, Hilary Farr

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Suggested Audio Candy:

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It’s not unheard of for Keeper to burst into impromptu verse at any given moment. Historically I reserve such renditions for those times behind…

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Can You Imagine

Can you imagine

This passion we share
Thunder clapping
As I clasped your hair
The light from above
Lightning strikes deep
Climax in unison
Pleasure so deep
Eyes locked in focus
Sweet kisses we reap
Air shared in abundance
Snuggled spooning complete

Feel us enter
A love that’s so rare
Hearts beating together
Together as one
Whispering forever
True love never ends
Brushing your hair softly
Fingers to cheek
Closeness of bodies
Drift off to sleep
Goodnight sweet dreams

A Few Notes Concerning Friendship

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Friendship is, on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the first item under the Love and Belonging category, just above thefundamental physiological and safety needs, and just below self-esteem and self-realization. Whether or not Maslow got it right is up for debate, but one thing’s clear – life without friends is a lonely vagabondage, which makes even the most solitary and self-sufficient of us feel that something is missing.

A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.” – Frances Ward Weller

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