Thursday, August 16, 2018

All The Right Moves

I've been thinking about doing some cards for All The Right Moves for some time now and I finally sat down and watched the movie for some inspiration.  It’s been years and years since I’d seen it.  I remembered two basic truths about the movie: A) it’s an entertaining movie, and 2) Lea
Thompson has a nude scene.  Hey, what do you want from me?  What I came away with after the rewatch was this movie really needs to get more consideration when the subject of best sports movies comes up.  This is coming from someone who is lukewarm at best on Tom Cruise.  He, as well as the rest of the Ampipe Bulldogs, were all believable as high school athletes.  The dreary Johnstown, PA setting was the perfect backdrop to tell the familiar story of using sports as a way out of a dead end future.  The setting also lends to a great choice for a rainy day movie.  And, although the story might be a little cliche, it’s a good cliche.  If a movie makes me think “nice” when the credits roll, to me that’s a good movie.

All The Right Moves was released in 1983 which finally a chance to again use the 1983 Topps football inspired design I first used on my Charles Jefferson football card.  Fictional Ampipe, Pennsylvania is as “Steel Town” as you can get so using Steelers color scheme from the ‘83 Topps was as no-brainer of color palette choice as I’ve had while making custom cards.

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