OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN by Nell Minow
“She was ideally cast as the sweet, confused Sandy, singing about holding hands and drinking lemonade. And that’s why his transformation at the end, with those iconic skintight leather pants, is such a shocker. We might for many reasons disapprove of a girl who changes her personality and pretends to be “quick” to have a boy, but somehow we know she’s still sweet Sandy ( and Olivia, resilient and healthy) at heart. The poppy love song as they dance through the Fun House and the car soaring through the clouds gives the ending a reassuring nod. »
NICHELLE NICHOLS by Odie Henderson
“Lieutenant Uhura was a fictional black woman in space, at a time when there were no real people of color or women in space. She was fashionable, smart, witty and ran a control panel with gorgeous fingernails unfit to press buttons. She left an impression on us kids – what innocent crushes we had! – and she was played by Nichelle Nichols. Nichols portrayed Uhura for the series and for the first six “Star Trek” theatrical films that followed. , or little girl in general, dreaming of being an astronaut, Uhura made the idea a possibility, an aspiration that might not be as far-fetched as we thought. »
BOB RAFELSON by Peter Sobczynski
“As a writer, director and producer, he contributed to some of his most notable films, he helped make the career of one of the most beloved movie stars of all time, and he even been a key person behind one of the most successful films. pop groups of their time. He was a true man of Renaissance popular culture, and the effects of his contributions can still be seen, felt, and heard today.
IVAN REITMAN by Peter Sobczynski
“Despite the film’s enormous popularity, Reitman’s contributions to the project have always tended to be understated when it comes to it. Unlike its previous films, which were relatively modest in size, budget and ambition, ‘Ghostbusters’ was an extremely expensive proposition that attempted to mix two things that didn’t necessarily go together easily – elaborate special effects and a broad humor. »