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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Dear Hollywood, please stop

They are remaking Footloose. It was a really stupid movie the first time around. It was only big because of the great soundtrack and marketing. At the time every week there was a new song from Footloose being played on the radio, months before the movie even came out. If it hadn't been for that it would have gone the way of Crazy For You. Remember that? With Adrienne Barbeau as the older seductress? No, you don't. You probably remember the Madonna song of the same name.

Here's the formula for crazy success in Hollywood.

Make a bad movie that's ripping off some other old movie. Add a soundtrack. Get nostalgic idiots to turn it into a cult film. Then have someone make it an all singing, all dancing Broadway Musical. Then make that into a movie.

Here's a few examples.
Little Shop of Horrors, Xanadu, Hairspray, and now Footloose. There are other examples but I'm too stoned to think of them right now.

It's just a matter of time before they make Friday the 13th a musical. Or maybe they did already, I wasn't paying attention.

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