Also in response to Pamela Robertson's interest in recording technology, but maybe a little afield: At some point in the 90s it started to become mandatory that any "chick flick" feature a girl group sing along. I don't recall the first non-musical to burst into this kind of pop singing, but following are a few titles that do. (These films seem to equate girl self-esteem with the ability to be, however briefly, a Supreme or Marvelette.) Mermaids -- with Cher and Winona Ryder The First Wives Club -- with Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn (and also one of the most gratuitous and ill-fitting) Hope Floats -- with Gena Rowlands, Sandra Bullock My Best Friend's Wedding -- with Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz (an entire seafood restaurant breaks into Say A Little Prayer in a funny, I bet, spoof- rendition of this type of grrl singing power) I'm sure there are more, but I don't know how to account for it. Is it from The Big Chill dish-washing scene? Grease? beth ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.