AtoZChallenge…”X”is for Xanadu

Let’s face it, really limited choice on this one and I know the X-Men series was hugely successful but I never watched any of them.  This film I at least listened to the music of it so I have some connection with the movie…

Unknown       Xanadu (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Greenwald
Produced by
Written by
  • Richard Christian Danus
  • Marc Reid Rubel
Music by Barry DeVorzon
Cinematography Victor J. Kemper
Edited by Dennis Virkler
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • August 8, 1980
Running time
96 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million
Box office $22.8 million

Xanadu is a 1980 American romantic musical fantasy film written by Richard Christian Danus and Marc Reid Rubel and directed by Robert Greenwald. The title is a reference to the nightclub in the film, which takes its name from Xanadu, the summer capital of Kublai Khan‘s Yuan Dynasty in China. This city appears in Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a poem that is quoted in the film. The film’s plot was inspired by the 1947 film Down to Earth.

Xanadu stars Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck, and features music by Newton-John, Electric Light Orchestra, Cliff Richard and The Tubes. The film also features animation by Don Bluth.

A box office flop, Xanadu earned mixed to negative critical reviews and was an inspiration for the creation of the Golden Raspberry Awards to memorialize the worst films of the year. Despite the lacklustre performance of the film, the soundtrack album became a huge commercial success around the world, and was certified double platinum in the United States. The song “Magic” was a U.S. number one hit for Newton-John, and the title track (by Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra) reached number one in the United Kingdom and several other countries around the world.

Trust me guys I went looking for a quote, any quote for this movie and I only found one that could get up on this blog…

Aw, what the hell. Guys like me shouldn’t dream anyway.

I’m going to go see if I can’t find some music to save this movie 😉  I got lost in the music of Les Miserables but I think I found something that will work :{

Thank goodness that’s over…Have a great weekend ❤


4 Comments on “AtoZChallenge…”X”is for Xanadu

  1. I remember the music but don’t think I’ve ever seen the movie. I like “Magic” and I’ll have that song stuck in my head the rest of the day!

  2. I can’t remember if I saw the movie or not BUT I remember Olivia Newton John singing the song!!

    • I know I didn’t see the movie, but I remember the music. When I looked at the quotes, I’m kind of glad I didn’t see the movie…Thanks for stopping by Mz. Lisa. Have a great weekend ❤ Blessings

  3. Oh I’m sorry, I hate when that happens. I hope you like the song…I was just looking at your “X” Lucky you, a lot to choose from. Have a great weekend Mz. Janet. I’m so happy 🙂 I got my planner supplies organized, sort of and I found out I don’t need anything til at least the turn of the century ❤

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