This month’s film is Tony Scott’s ‘Top Gun’ (1986).
It came out in the height of summer here, I think, and being a fan of war machines that went ‘whooosh’, I had to go see it for the flying sequences. The fact it was also jam-packed full of tasty young men was just the cherry on the cake as far as...
Oh. Right. That. Yes, well, that little bit of film criticism came along a lot later..
The substitution of F-5s for the MiGs could be forgiven in the days of non-CGI, just as the substitution in other movies for equally good reasons has been.
Forever to be remembered for that theme song and smash hit by Berlin:
But it was crammed with plenty of other soft-rock favourites. In fact, so far, the only one of my soundtrack retrospectives which is not mostly instrumental. My personal favourite is this one: