November 19, 2021
I watched “An Officer and a Gentleman” way late at night on Cinemax or HBO in 1983. My calendar journal from that year has a little side note on the August page. It says “Paul’s mom looks like the Officer Gentleman woman.” I don’t recall who exactly Paul (or his mom) is.
I had no idea what was going on in that movie, or what I was watching. Most 8-year-old kids wouldn’t. But something about it, particularly the soundtrack, stuck with me. I still love it today.