This week's "old favorite movie" award goes to FOOTLOOSE.This 1984 film got people dancing...or wishing they could dance at least. I loved this movie growing up. I was not even in school when it was released, but I saw lots of this movie as I got older. Though I'm not the biggest fan of Kevin Bacon (I know, I know. Settle down), I thought he was brillant in this movie! The music is classic too.
*This movie was loosely based on a small farming town in Oklahoma (Elmore City) where dancing had been banned for almost 90 years! It wasn't until a group of high school teens challenged it in 1978, that things changed.
There were many little errors in the film (like in most), but these are a few I thought I would highlight:
*Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Ren and Willard are driving away from the gas station (before they're pulled over by the police), you can see one of their heads in the rear view mirror. They're having a conversation, but their lips never move.
*Continuity: When they play "chicken" with the tractors, the red tractor rolls to its left, away from the canal. The next shot shows the tractor upside down and by the canal.
*Continuity: When Ren is dancing in the factory and is swinging on the high bar-type pole, he is wearing gloves. During the rest of the sequence he is bare-handed.
*Audio/visual unsynchronized: Directly after Vi, Ariel's mother, says "Elenore, sit down!" in the city counsel scene, the camera turns to Ariel. Next to Ariel, a student is clapping his hands, but all sound has been dubbed out the shot.
*Continuity: When Ren and Ariel kiss for the first time, their arms switch positions numerous times between shots.
*Errors in geography: The film takes place in the Midwest, but there's a scene with Ren and Ariel outside where snow-capped mountains are visible in the background, betraying the fact that it was filmed in Utah.
*Continuity: The style of Ariel's prom dress changes from one scene to another. She is wearing the same dress while in her room getting ready, and at the prom. That dress has a simple ruffle all the way around the bottom. The dress she is wearing when Ren helps her into his car is different. That dress is bustled in the back and has a different ribbon around the waist.
*Continuity: During the prom, Willard's hair changes style and color three times.
(all data was found at IMDB)
Movie dedicated to Joe Neuwelt: When we were growing up thank you for letting us pass daily through your backyard to reach our mail box, located next to yours, on a mail route that was not conistant with the street name, nor in any relation to the proximity of our home. Thank you for installing a door in your fence for this said task. Thank you for never wavering in your smile and always saying, "hey Naphie" (shout out to BEESE for the "ie"). Thank you Joe.