Monday, April 22, 2013

Movie Scenes, Songs and Quotes. part I

A movie star (also known as a film star and cinema star) is a celebrity who is well-known, or famous, for his or her starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures. The term may also apply to an actor or actress who is recognized as a marketable commodity and whose name is used to promote a movie in trailers and posters. The most widely known, prominent or successful actors are sometimes called “superstars” by writers and journalists. A movie star is someone who is involved in the industry of entertainment. According to Oxford Dictionaries, a movie star is an actor or actress who is famous for playing leading roles in movies.

Moviestar is a popular 1975 song, written and performed by Swedish pop singer Harpo . The single was produced and arranged by Bengt Palmers. It reached number 1 in Sweden and Germany, number 3 in Australia and number 24 in the UK. A Swedish language version was also released in Sweden which went to number 1 on the Svensktoppen radio chart on 10 July 1976.

On 27 February 1975, Harpo recorded the song for which he would become most famous - "Moviestar". Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida) of ABBA was one of the backing vocalists singing the words "Moviestar, oh Moviestar, ooh". It has sometimes been reported that Agnetha Fältskog also sang on the song but this is incorrect.
The song was covered by the French-German duo Stereo Total on their 1995 release Oh Ah! and used on the soundtrack to the movie The Tao of Steve. The German synthpop band And One covered it on their 1997 album Nordhausen.
The song was used in car commercials on the Swedish TV Channel TV4 in 1996 and 1997.

Harpo (born Jan Harpo Torsten Svensson, 5 April 1950, Bandhagen, Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish pop star known under the stage name Harpo. He was popular in Sweden and around Europe in the 1970s and is best known for his worldwide hit "Moviestar", which reached number 24 in the UK Singles Chart, and number 2 in the Australian Singles Chart in 1976. Harpo has continued to work in the music business, releasing an album of new material as recently as 2005 and continues to tour to this day. He remains popular in Germany and toured there throughout 2007.
Movie Star lyrics
 Writer(s): Dolby, Paul Seiji / Murphy, Roisin Marie / Patto, Mike

Jan Harpo Torsten Svensson in 2013
You feel like Steve McQueen
 When your driving in your car
 And you think you look like James Bond
 When you're smoking your cigar
 It's so bizarre
 You think you are
 The new kind of James Dean
 But the only thing I've ever seen of you
 Was a commercial spot on the screen

Movie star, oh movie star
 You think you are a movie
 Movie star, oh movie star
 You think you are a movie - star

You should belong to the jet set
 Fly your own private Lear Jet
 But you worked in a grocery store
 Everyday until you could afford to get away
 So you went to Sweden to meet Ingmar Bergman
 But he wasn't there
 Or he just didn't care
 I think it's time for you my friend
 To stop pretending that you are a

 Movie star, movie star
 You think you are a movie
 Movie star, movie star
 You think you are a movie star

Frozen hero
 Your words are zero
 And your dreams have vanished into dark
 And long ago
 But you don't want to know

Movie star, oh movie star oh woh oh
 You think you are a movie
 Movie star, movie star oh woh oh
 You think you are a movie, star

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