Entertainment behind the scenes
Rocky Balboa might pack a punch with boxers but Sylvester Stallone’s character has also proved to be an inspiration for another sporting group - marathon runners. Ahead of last month’s London marathon, a group of marathon runners were asked by realbuzz.com which songs kept them motivated as they trained for the 26.2 mile event and songs from the soundtrack of the classic Rocky films came out tops.
“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor again topped the poll which is now in its fourth year but this year also saw “Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti shooting into the top 10.
“Rocky films have obviously been watched by many as they have trained for this iconic race, and have motivated runners to go the distance … The tunes that runners have chosen all demonstrate strong beats and rhythm, which always helps maintain a good running pace,” said realbuzz.com Managing Director Chris Twamley in a statement.
“Chariots of Fire” remained in the top 10, as did “Proud” by Heather Small and Kings of Leon dropped a couple of places with “Sex on Fire.” New entries included Black Eyed Peas “I gotta feeling” and Ron Goodwin’s “The Trap.”
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Filmmaker Kevin Smith has some faithful fans, the kind of movie buffs who — at least in the online world — would love to have an all-night chat with Silent Bob, Smith’s movie screen alter ego, ironically named because Smith is anything but silent. In fact, Smith is loquacious enough to fulfill his fans’ desire for nonstop conversation, by planning for a 24-hour Twitter marathon of questions-and-answers on Monday.
In a release announcing the “event,” Smith joked that he has spent a long time prepping for this day.