“Dirty Dancing” ( eng. Dirty Dancing ) - an American film of 1987 , a melodrama , with the participation of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray , telling about the acquaintance of two young people from different social strata. The picture was originally conceived as low-budget, but became one of the most cash at the box office, having collected more than 170 million dollars a year on the screens. As of 2009, the film earned 214 million dollars worldwide, becoming the first home viewing film, copies of which were bought in the amount of about half a million.
|Producer||Elinor Bergstin |
|In the main|
|Patrick Swayze |
|Composer||Miki baker |
|Budget||$ 6 million . |
|Fees||213 954 274 |
The soundtrack to the film became a platinum disc, and the song “ (I've Had) The Time of My Life ” won an Oscar and Golden Globe in the Best Song nomination, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Duet.
The prequel “ Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights ” was filmed, and the musical “Dirty Dancing” was staged.
Summer of 1963 . Francis Houseman (parents named their daughter after Francis Perkins , the first woman in the US cabinet) nicknamed “Baby” ( Jennifer Gray ) the mountains of catskill . Baby plans to study the economics of developing countries at Mount Holyoke College, and after graduation, work in the Peace Corps .
In the evening, the attention of Baby is attracted by the performance of a dancing couple hired to amuse the rich boarding house guests. Then she accidentally finds herself at a party of the staff, where dances are performed that you will not see in the guest buildings. Soon the same couple appears, and Baby meets Johnny Castle ( Patrick Swayze ), a professional dancer whom she noticed in the dance hall. But Johnny is dissatisfied with her presence, since the boarding house guests have no place at such parties.
The next evening, Baby learns that Penny, Johnny's dance partner, is pregnant by a waiter, Robbie, who has already started an affair with Lisa, her older sister. Penny has a problem: she has to have an abortion, but she has no money. Johnny, who is friends with Penny, is trying to find a way out of the situation. Baby offers her help by asking for money from her father, but not admitting to him what they will be used for.
A doctor's visit occurs on the day when Johnny and Penny are scheduled to speak at a nearby hotel. Penny supports the idea to send Baby instead of herself and takes the remaining time to teach her how to dance. Baby begins to rehearse with Johnny, and sympathy arises between young people.
The performance at the Sheldrake Hotel is going well. But when they return, they will learn that Penny’s underground abortion was incompetent, and Baby is forced to turn to her father for medical help. Dr. Houseman decides that Penny was pregnant by Johnny and forbids her daughter to communicate with him and his friends. Baby goes to Johnny in the cottage to ask for forgiveness for his father, and the night ends with a love scene. Johnny, seeing sincere sympathy for himself, tells Baby how difficult it is for a poor dancer to preserve human dignity among people who see him as temporary entertainment.
One of the wealthy guests of the hotel, the former mistress of Johnny, rejected by him because of Baby, makes so that Johnny is accused of stealing the guest’s wallet. Johnny faces dismissal. To help her lover, Baby is forced to admit that she spent that ill-starred night with him. The police find the true culprits. But Johnny is still fired for violating the rules of the boarding house. He has to leave without performing a farewell dance of the season. Saying goodbye to Baby, Johnny tells her that he regrets nothing.
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At the climax of the film, Johnny, interrupting the concert program, goes on stage to, contrary to the ban, perform the final dance of the season, but with Baby. After a short speech, Johnny and Baby triumphantly perform a dance to the song “ (I've Had) The Time of My Life ” and end with his support, which was previously unsuccessful to Baby. Dr. Houseman, having learned from Robbie, who accidentally spoke, who was the real culprit of Penny's pregnancy, apologizes to Johnny for his unfair accusation. The film ends with a sequel to the dance, where everyone - both the boarding house guests and the staff - dance together.
|Patrick Swayze||Johnny castle|
|Jennifer gray||Frances "Baby" Houseman|
|Jerry Orbach||Jake houseman|
|Kelly Bishop||Marjorie Houseman|
|Jane Brooker (Eng.)||Lisa houseman|
|Jack Weston||Max Kellerman|
|Lonnie Price (eng.)||Neil Kellerman|
|Cynthia Rhodes||Penny johnson|
- "Dance to the rhythm of the heart"
- "No one will push baby into a corner"
The script of the film is largely based on the story from the life of the creator of the film - Eleanor Bergstin. She was the youngest daughter of a Jewish doctor from New York and at one time spent her summer with her family in the CatsKills hostel, participated in the “dirty dance” competitions , and everyone around called her Baby. In 1980, Elinor wrote the screenplay for the film Michael Douglas. But due to too strong erotic background and not found consensus, the script was not finally approved. Then the screenwriter created a new script, where the emphasis was exclusively on dancing. In 1984, she quit executive producer MGM and began working with Linda Gottlieb. Elinor finished the script in 1985. The main action launched in 1963. The character of Baby was written off from Bergstin herself, and Michael Terras, the dance teacher from CatsKills, whom the author of the script met in the boarding house while writing the script, became the prototype for Johnny. The final movie script was rejected by several studios again.
As choreographer, Bergsteen chose Kenny Ortega , who was a student of the legendary dancer Gene Kelly. In 2009, he was the choreographer and director of the film " Michael Jackson: That's all. " In choosing the scenery for the shooting, the writers could not find anything suitable in the Catskills, so they decided to shoot in two places: on Lake Lake Lure in North Carolina and on the lake Mountain Lake in Virginia. Filming began on September 5 and ended on October 27, 1986.
- The John Morris Orchestra - “ (I've had) The time of my life ” (Instrumental) (0:43)
- Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - "Big girls don't cry" (2:23)
- Michael Lloyd and Le Disc - “Merengue” (2:17)
- The Drifters - “Some kind of wonderful” (2:35)
- Michael Lloyd and Le Disc - "Johnny's mambo" (2:59)
- The Contours - "Do you love me" (2:53)
- Otis Redding - "Love Man" (2:16)
- The Surfaris - “Wipeout” (2:38) (Training)
- Otis Redding - “These arms of mine” (2:28)
- Michael Lloyd and Le Disc - “De todo un poco” (2:28)
- Solomon Burke - “Cry to me” (2:33)
- Michael Lloyd and Le Disc - "Trot the fox" (2:05)
- The Shirelles - "Will you still love me tomorrow?" (2:43)
- The Emile Bergstein Chorale - Kellerman's anthem (2:29)
- The Ronettes - “Be my baby” (2:38)
- Tom Johnston - "Where are you tonight?" (4:01)
- Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs - “Stay” (1:38)
- Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes (4:07)
- Alfie Zappacosta - Overload (3:42)
- Bruce Channel - “Hey! Baby ”(2:22)
- Mickey and Sylvia - "Love is strange" (2:55)
- The Blow Monkeys - " You don't own me " (3:01)
- Merry Clayton - “Yes” (3:16)
- The Five Satins - "In the still of the night" (3:05)
- Patrick Swayze - "She's like the wind" (3:52)
- Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes - " (I've had) The time of my life (6:46) (Final dance)
With a budget of $ 6 million, the film collected 214 million worldwide.
Academy Award (60th Ceremony)
- Reward: Best song for the film - “ (I've Had) The Time of My Life ” - Frankie Previate (music and words), John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz (music).
Golden Globe ( 1988 )
- Reward: Best Song - “(I've Had) The Time of My Life”
- Nomination: Best Film (comedy or musical)
- Nomination: Best actor (comedy or musical) (Patrick Swayze)
- Nomination: Best Actress (comedy or musical) (Jennifer Gray)
Concert tours and television
In 1988, an American tour began called Dirty Dancing: Live Concert. The tour was attended by Bill Medley and Eric Carmen  , who visited 90 cities during three months of performances across America  . In addition, in 1988, the CBS channel began broadcasting the series “ Dirty Dancing: One Look, ” which is a free retelling of the events of the original film. The series was closed after the release of only a few episodes.
In 2004, the prequel film Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights was released. Despite the fact that the film is not a remake, the plot of the film reproduces the events of the first film - an American girl from a rich and intelligent family meets a young dancer. The film takes place in Havana on the island of Cuba shortly before the 1959 Cuban revolution. Patrick Swayze received a $ 5 million fee for appearing in a cameo role as a dance teacher, while the actor was paid $ 200,000 for his role in the original film  .
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the film in 2007, the film was released in re-release in a format that contained additional scenes, while the original version came out on DVD with deleted scenes and commentaries from the screenwriter. At the same time, Codemasters has released the game “Dirty Dancing: The Video Game”  . In the UK, on the occasion of the anniversary, the musical reality show “Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life” was launched, the filming of which took place at the Mountain Lake resort.
In addition, the British Channel Five released the documentary "Seriously Dirty Dancing". The role of moderator was assumed by the journalist Don Porter, a big fan of the film. The show was the top-rated documentary project of 2007. Porter visited the places where the film was filmed, talked to other fans and studied the dance shown in the final picture.
In August 2011, Lionsgate announced its intention to make a remake of the first film. A choreographer of the original film, Kenny Ortega, was invited as a director.  However, in June 2012, Lionsgate refused to make a film. The reason for the cancellation was the selection of the main performers.
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- Arendt, Susan. Coming soon to your PC: Dirty Dancing, the Video Game . Wired magazine blog network (May 29, 2007). The appeal date is June 24, 2007. Archived June 25, 2012.
- Kenny Ortega to helm 'Dancing' remake (English) . United Press International (9 August 2011). The appeal date is May 7, 2016. Archived on June 25, 2012.
- Gregory L. Sew Iconic. 10 legendary dresses of Hollywood / Trans. from English P. Okhrimchuk. - M .: RIPOL Classic, 2013. - 144 p., Ill., 3000 copies., ISBN 978-5-386-05322-2 (complete with a book are patterns of all 10 dresses). (about pink dress mambo Jennifer Gray)
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