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Footloose (1984)

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NOTE: These commentary tracks are only available on the "Special Collector's Edition" Footloose DVD.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Actor Kevin Bacon Rating:7.7/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on January 28th, 2008:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Pretty solid commentary. Scene specific with some silent intervals. Real chill, laid back talk about first leading role. Interesting discussions on how he brought his love for new wave influences in music and wardrobe to the character. In depth account of watching dailies for the first time and showing up on non-call days to learn more about the movie -making process. Particularly entertaining is Kevin's frustration of using doubles and admitting some of his limitations in gymnastics and tractor driving.
Reviewed by thegibson99 on January 16th, 2017:Find all reviews by thegibson99
Bacon discusses every aspect of the film, bringing a greater understanding of the production, his thoughts on the film looking back, where his career was at the time, how it's impacted his career since, and thoughts on the cast. What more could one want from a commentary? One of the best I've heard.
Commentary 2: Producer Craig Zadan and screenwriter Dean Pitchford Rating:9.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on January 28th, 2008:Find all reviews by frankasu03
What great commentaries are all about. Not so much scene specific as a treatise on film production. The writer and produce discuss the studio's reluctance to casting Bacon as a leading man. What's more engrossing is their talk of making the soundtrack, from working with popular artisits to make scene-specific music that became smash hits to the emergence of MTV and music videos heavily influencing the production and success of the film. Learn how screen tests of Bacon, shot in mmusic video form, sold the executives on Kevin, as well as how Tom cruise just missed cuttin' "footloose."