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"8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Entertainment September 27, 1991 On the Record By CHARLIE MARTIN NC News Service Columnist THE DREAM IS STILL ALIVE Not so long ago we were so in phase/You and I could never forget the days/But then the fire seemed to flicker/Cold wind came and it carried us away/But we'll get back some day, baby REFRAIN: Thedream is still alive/Look here in my eyes/Can you see what I'm feeling/The dream is still alive/The one of you and I And my heartache is healing/I couldn't let it die/No, I knew it would survive The dream is still alive Not so long ago in a purple haze/People dreamed outloud, they were not afraid/They stopped a war but not the dying/Some got a little bit lost along the way/But somehow we're here today, and we say (REPEAT REFRAIN TWICE} Written by G. Ballard, Wilson Phillips Sung by Wilson Phillips Copyright {c) 1990 by SBK Records The power of a dream is .... the power to change reality artists can claim five top 40 hits from a debut album. "The Dream Is Still Alive" describes a per- son's efforts to keep believing in romance. She re- members that "not so long ago we were so in phase." However, "the fire seemed to flicker." A "cold wind came and it carried us away," but "my heartache is healing" and "the dream is still alive." The second verse discusses larger dreams, how "people dreamed outloud" and "stopped a war." even though they couldn't stop "the dying." These words remind me of the current situa- tion in the Middle East. Many of us dreamt of stop- ping the Persian Gulf War. Even though this came to be. hundreds of Iraqi children still die each day due to the effects of the bombing. This terrible tragedy and other examples of suffering within our human family tell us we need to keep our dreams alive. Whether our dreams be individual or much larger, like developing a more humane, Christlike world, we must sustain them. nation. Take time to see clearly what you are striving for, even when difficulties block your way. 2. Talk about your dreams. Share your hopes with those individuals who can be positive and enthusiastic about your goals. Be this same type of open, caring hstener when others express their dreams, 3. Do at least one small thing each day that supports your dream .... 4. Pick out a symbol a special place in your room or home., For in- stance, someone dreaming of a better job might create a sample paycheck, symbolizing the en- hanced personal satisfaction he or she will re- ceive from the new job. Look at the symbol each day and experience the feelings that come from imagining that the job is already part of your life. 5. Ask God to show you the way, Pray espe- cially to perceive the first or the next step in the process of reaching your goal. Our God is a life- long friend and ally. He wants to help us find the The power of a dream is the power to change reality. Keeping dreams alive gradually builds the pathways to a different way of living, best in ourselves and in our world. Trust deeply any intuitions that come to you in times of What are your dreams? What can you do to How do we accomplish this? prayeri: ,keep them alive? Wilson Phillips latest release ad- 1. Reaffirm what you want each day. This is _ "!i esses these questions, difficult to do when immediate circumstances are (Your comments are always welcome. Pleasai!i : A little over a year ago, this musical trio burst not in line with your dreams. However, look be- send them to: Charlie Martin, R.R. 3, Box 182, : ilii ::iitto the p0p music scene. I doubt if many other yond currentsituations through the gift of imagi- Rockport, Ind. 47635.) i i Reviews of 'Paradise' and 'Late for Dinner' By GERRI PARE Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS} -- A young couple overwhelmed by the loss of their toddler and a young boy afraid his parents are breaking up affect each other touchingly in "Paradise" (Touchstone}. Ten-year-old Willard (Eli- jah Wood) arrives in the rural community of Paradise for the summer when his mom leaves him with her child- hood pal, Lily Reed (Melanie Griffith). Willard senses but doesn't understand the un- spoken tension between Lily and her husband, Ben (Don Johnson). A shy and insecure boy, Willard is scared his Navy dad won't be coming home anymore. And substitute fa- ther-figure Ben is none too welcoming. At least he finds someone to play with -- tomboy Billie (Thora Birch) who never met her own wan- dering father. As Lily and Ben open up to the child their own emotional distance widens and Willard realizes the reason is rooted in each one's individual grief over losing their only child three years earlier. Over the summer both Willard and Billie and the grown-ups they live with learn a fair bit about coping with heartbreak and the so- lace that lave brings to people of all ages As written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue, the movie is a sensitive look at childhood fears and adult pain. The ensemble cast, includ- ing Sheila McCarthy as Bil- lie's man-hungry room, really inhabit their roles and catch the rhythm of small town America. The children's playfulness and the determination of Bil- lie's mom to rope a husband keep the movie's serious themes of bereavement and failed relationships from be- coming depressing. Indeed the gradual manner in which the characters cope with their troubles makes the upbeat ending bath believable and joyous. Johnson and Miss Griffith seldom articulate their grief and feelings of guilt but it will be clearly felt by view- ers. While the film is a small story with little action or show-stopping scenes of dra- matic tension, it's a finely-ob- served tale of ordinary folks learning to trust in their shared humanity to get them through what sometimes is a vale of tears. For its appealing characters and positive portrayal of the resiliency of the human spir- it, one hopes "Paradise" does some heavenly box office. Because of fleeting shot of a sexual encounter, glimpse of nudity and several sexual ref- erences, the U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of Ameri- ca rating is PG-13  parents "Funeral PrePlanning Since 1940" Miller & Miller 424-9274 , i i "" T - it are strongly cautioned that some material may be inap- propriate for children under 13. Two brothers-in-law are scientifically frozen and wake up 29 years later, arriving home very "Late for Dinner" (Columbia}. In the far-fetched storyline a venal land developer (Peter Gallagher} in 1962 forecloses on good-natured Willie's (Brian Wimmer) house and tries to frame him and his mildly retarded brother-in- law Frank (Peter Berg) for kidnapping. The two guys flee and be- fore they can let Joy (Marcia Gay Harden)  Willie's wife and Frank's sister  in on what's happening, a mad sci- entist freezes Frank and Willie in a cryonics experi- ment. When they accidentally melt down into the present, they head straight home in- tent on resuming their normal family life. But home is not what it once was, with Joy now middle-aged and wary and Willie's little girl Jessica a grown married woman (Colleen Flynn). Producer-director W.D. Richter's concept has poten- tial, but it's never realized in [00Dubois County Bank YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK I ]] i i i this flat, feel-good fantasy. Although the movie spans three decades of considerable societal changes, the movie is mostly the story of the one day the lads return home and convince the women to take them back in. The script ineptly tries to combine comedy, sci-fi and touching drama but ends up with an unfocused mess in the process. Given the under- written story and trite dia- logue, none of the actors shine. The message that love can survive even if one of the: lovers has wrinkles and hair is delivered with sledge hammer, and th movie fairly drools sappy sentiment. :: Looks like they were out tO lunch when they made "Late I for Dinner." Due to momentary via" lence, the U.S. Catholic Co" ference classification is A "I1 -- adults and adolescentS' The Motion Picture Associ" tion of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. I Hi-Tech Sheet Metal Inc. - Residential, lndusttailalt&Came&c:lrHeating & Cooling I 422-9242 I Operated by Michael and Patricia Koch 2210 N. 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