History Film / Flashdance

7th Sep '17 9:59:13 PM Cindylover1969
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* FriendsRentControl: As the ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' Magazine's satire ''Flashdunce'': how can Alex live by herself in an expensive loft (even if it's a converted warehouse)?



* ImprobableAge: Many reviewers found it highly implausible that an 18-year old girl would be allowed to work full-time as a welder.
** {{MAD}}'''s parody "Flashdunce" certainly did.

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* ImprobableAge: Many reviewers found it highly implausible that an 18-year old girl would be allowed to work full-time as a welder.
** {{MAD}}'''s parody "Flashdunce" certainly did.
welder. This was another thing pointed out by ''MAD''!
2nd Sep '17 12:32:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* SteelMill: Alex works as a welder in the local mill. The mill itself isn't portrayed as horrible, more to show her as a messy blue collar worker to contrast with her glamorous dance act.

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* SteelMill: Alex works as a welder in the local mill. The mill itself isn't portrayed as horrible, it's more to show her as a [[WrenchWench messy blue collar worker worker]] to contrast with her glamorous dance act.
2nd Sep '17 12:31:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* SteelMill: Alex works as a welder in the local mill. The mill itself isn't portrayed as horrible, more to show her as a messy blue collar worker to contrast with her glamorous dance act.
1st Aug '17 10:52:12 PM glickmam
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A 1983 Creator/{{Paramount}} film directed by Adrian Lyne, scripted by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas (from a story by Hedley), and produced by Creator/JerryBruckheimer.

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A 1983 Creator/{{Paramount}} film directed by Adrian Lyne, scripted by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas (from a story by Hedley), and produced by Don Simpson and Creator/JerryBruckheimer.



** Reportedly, Jennifer Beals was cast by then Paramount president and COO Michael Eisner who showed pictures of the three finalists for the part -- Beals, Leslie Wing, and Creator/DemiMoore -- to a group of construction workers and asking them "Which of these women do you most want to fuck?"

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** Reportedly, according to screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, Jennifer Beals was cast by then Paramount president and COO Michael Eisner who showed pictures of the three finalists for the part -- Beals, Leslie Wing, and Creator/DemiMoore -- -- to a group "two hundred of construction workers the most macho men on the [Paramount] lot, Teamsters and gaffers and grips ..." and asking them "Which "'I want to know which of these three young women do you you’d most want to fuck?"f---'." However, other sources claim that Eisner benignly instead asked women secretaries at the studio to select their favorite after viewing screen tests.
11th Jun '17 9:59:53 PM Cindylover1969
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** {{MAD}}'''s parody "Flashdunce" certainly did.
13th May '17 1:51:05 PM nombretomado
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The film was a '''monster''' success (only Creator/RogerEbert dared to slam it) and a StarMakingRole for Beals. This is partly attributed to the then-newfangled {{MTV}}, which played excerpts from the film's dance numbers on a continuous loop. In effect, ''Flashdance'' became the standard for music videos produced in conjunction with big-budget movies.

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The film was a '''monster''' success (only Creator/RogerEbert dared to slam it) and a StarMakingRole for Beals. This is partly attributed to the then-newfangled {{MTV}}, {{Creator/MTV}}, which played excerpts from the film's dance numbers on a continuous loop. In effect, ''Flashdance'' became the standard for music videos produced in conjunction with big-budget movies.
2nd May '17 7:27:43 PM Gibblejip
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* CrossCastRole: In a weird variation, a portion of Alex's climactic audition dance was actually performed by a teenage boy! The reason? Said teenager (name of Richard Colón, alias Crazy Legs) had invented a move the producers decided to include in the performance, and they believed he was the only one who cold possibly pull that one off.

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* CrossCastRole: In a weird variation, a portion of Alex's climactic audition dance was actually performed by a teenage boy! The reason? Said teenager (name of Richard Colón, alias Crazy Legs) had invented a move the producers decided to include in the performance, and they believed he was the only one who cold could possibly pull that one off.
12th Jan '17 9:53:40 PM glickmam
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A 1983 film directed by Adrian Lyne, scripted by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas (from a story by Hedley), and produced by Creator/JerryBruckheimer.

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A 1983 Creator/{{Paramount}} film directed by Adrian Lyne, scripted by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas (from a story by Hedley), and produced by Creator/JerryBruckheimer.
30th Nov '16 8:16:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* BikiniBar: Mawby's.
** Its EvilCounterpart is The Zanzibar, a skeezy strip joint owned by Johnny C.
30th Aug '16 9:30:33 PM honeybrown1976
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* ButNotTooBlack: Beals to the point where many white viewers didn't know.
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