Monday, May 11, 2009
A lot of people think mainstream pop is a sell out or pedestrian. A show like American Idol is dismissed as middle of the road.
In some countries singing and dancing it's the most radical thing you can do. Footloose is a 1984 film that tells the story of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon), a teenager who was raised in Chicago. McCormack moves to a small town where the town government has banned dancing and rock music. Ren and his classmates want to have a senior prom with music and dancing. They must figure out a way to get around the law and Reverend Shaw Moore (played by John Lithgow), who makes it his mission in life to keep the town free from dancing and rock music.
The movie was loosely based on events that took place in the tiny, rural farming community of Elmore City, Oklahoma