Isaac Hayes needs no introduction. As a songwriter his career spanned more than 45 years during which time he penned countless songs for himself and others while releasing numerous albums containing tracks that have kept dance floors moving since the 60s. 1978 saw the release of FOR THE SAKE OF LOVE, the second studio album released on Polydor Records from the legendary Isaac Hayes.
At its worst, First Love is a British folk album for those who discovered Nick Drake as a result of the Garden State soundtrack – a modernized, hit-or-miss interpretation of a classic genre. Emma-Lee Moss takes her cues from Drake, Joni Mitchell, and their guitar-strumming ilk, but she sounds more awkward than those artists ever did, with syllable-heavy lyrics that often clutter her own melodies. At its best, though, this debut effort breathes new life into old patterns, as many tracks prove to be solid, oddball folk songs for the iPod generation.
Cock Robin is an US pop rock band, mostly popular in the 1980s, particularly in continental Europe, where it achieved major success, notably with the single "The Promise You Made". The band was founded by singer-songwriter Peter Kingsbery in 1982, disbanded in 1990, and reformed in 2006. First Love/Last Rites is the third album by Cock Robin and was released in 1989 in Europe and 1990 in the USA…
Eric Kot Man Fai’s directorial debut tells two tales of first love, before and after. In the first, Takeshi Kaneshiro (Chungking Express) stars as a garbageman who falls in love with a sleepwalking young woman (Lee Wai-Wai). The second is about a convenience store owner (Eric Kot Man Fai) who is troubled by the return of an old lover whom he jilted years before. Semi-experimental in approach, the film explores similar themes to Wong's highly visual romantic style whilst also showcasing the director’s unique voice and creativity.
Based on Ivan Turgeyev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the girl (Dominique Sanda as Sanaida) falls in love with the boy's father (Maximilian Schell). This film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 1970's Academy Awards.