Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Now I gotta cut loose..

In life, there are different types of frustration, and different ways to deal with them. After ten years of loving the film, it only occured to me this weekend to get myself the Footloose-soundtrack and I was once again reminded that sometimes, life just gets frustrating in that Footloose-kind of way, and all you can do is dance. In a deserted warehouse. While wearing white tennis shoes.

And then there's this genius parody//homage from Andy Samberg's Hot Rod:

Kevin Bacon should dance more. And Lori Singer should still have a career, even if she couldn't act worth a dime.

Oh, fun fact from the film's IMDb page: Daryl Hannah turned down the offer to play Ariel in order to play Madison in Splash (1984). Elizabeth McGovern turned down the role of Ariel in order to play Deborah Gelly in Once Upon a Time in America (1984). Melanie Griffith, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rosanna Arquette, Meg Tilly, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Heather Locklear, Meg Ryan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jodie Foster, Phoebe Cates, Tatum O'Neal, Bridget Fonda, Lori Loughlin, Diane Lane and Brooke Shields were all offered the role of Ariel, but turned it down.


greatstaystill said...

you've made my day! I totally forgot about footloose. this movie is like a part of my identity ;)

and this is a swagger:

Jo Amelia Finlay said...

I only saw Footloose for the first time recently (when I was off work with a bad ankle, hilariously). That scene is really classic.

vanina said...

aww, i had no part in that, kevin bacon can make anyone's day! :P

jo, how did you go your whole life without seeing the genius that is footloose?! it's so good it hurts, that soundtrack is epic!

greatstaystill said...

I've downloaded it, and watched yesterday. I have to say: OMG! and sarah jessica parker is EXACTLY the same as in the SATC :D and this qoute when she sees Ren at school: "Hey, that tie is fabulous!" fashion victim from the very beginning! sooo good, and Ren with his slim tie and leather jacket? just give him slim trousers (maybe he can borrow from ariel:P) and he can start a job in TOPMEN ;)

Teen Dreams said...

Oh I looooove Footloose! Chris Penn, aw. I have pages in my 80s mags where in a 'Footloose Diary!" Sarah Jessica Parker talks about the cast hanging out in hotel rooms and Chris cooking them bbq, aw.

Have you seen the Flight of the Conchords scene? It's a great parody too!