History Film / StreetsOfFire

19th Aug '17 4:22:00 PM MasterNecromancer
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From Creator/WalterHill, the director of ''Film/TheWarriors'' and ''Film/FortyEightHours'', ''Streets of Fire'' is a 1984 film, described as a "Rock'n'Roll Fable". Its setting is a kind of AlternateUniverse, a mix of an over-the-top 50s and a dystopian near-future as seen from the 80s; a card in the opening title sequence tells us it's set in "another time, another place." The charm of this film lies in its darkly beautiful shots with lots of shadow and smoke and piercing colors, the comic-book style storytelling, and fantastic music. It is especially [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff popular in Japan]], despite having no initial success, commercially or critically. Notably, ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'', ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', and ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' were influenced by this film -- not to mention the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' series.

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From Creator/WalterHill, the director of ''Film/TheWarriors'' and ''Film/FortyEightHours'', ''Streets of Fire'' is a 1984 film, described as a "Rock'n'Roll Fable". "Rock & Roll Fable." Its setting is a kind of AlternateUniverse, a mix of an over-the-top 50s and a dystopian near-future as seen from the 80s; a card in the opening title sequence tells us it's set in "another time, another place." The charm of this film lies in its darkly beautiful shots with lots of shadow and smoke and piercing colors, the comic-book style storytelling, and fantastic music. It is especially [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff popular in Japan]], despite having no initial success, commercially or critically. Notably, ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'', ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', and ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' were influenced by this film -- not to mention the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' series.



* AuthorAppeal: Part of the reason this was made was because the director wanted to make a movie with the things he thought were cool while he was growing up; "custom cars, kissing in the rain, neon, trains in the night, high-speed pursuit, rumbles, rock stars, motorcycles, jokes in tough situations, leather jackets and questions of honor".

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* AuthorAppeal: Part of the reason this was made was because the director wanted to make a movie with the things he thought were cool while he was growing up; "custom up: "Custom cars, kissing in the rain, neon, trains in the night, high-speed pursuit, rumbles, rock stars, motorcycles, jokes in tough situations, leather jackets and questions of honor".honor."
19th Aug '17 4:14:23 PM MasterNecromancer
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* LivingProp: Ellens other bandmates (Presumably "The attackers"). Only one of whom tries to save her from the bikers. None of them join in the rescue mission and barely interact with anyone.

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* LivingProp: Ellens Ellen's other bandmates (Presumably (presumably "The attackers"). Only Attackers"), only one of whom tries to save her from the bikers. None of them join in the rescue mission and they barely interact with anyone.



* RetroUniverse: The setting is best described as being in Rock n' Roll land with minimal racial tensions, '50s-ish fashion sense, and '80s-ish urban decay. The intro card simply reads, "Another Time, Another Place".

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* RetroUniverse: The setting is best described as being in Rock n' Roll land with minimal racial tensions, '50s-ish fashion sense, and '80s-ish urban decay. The intro card simply reads, "Another Time, Another Place".Place."
12th Jun '17 4:52:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* RecycledSoundtrack: The "Godspeed!" section of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEV1B7RcJC4 Nowhere Fast]]'' was lifted from the title track of Music/JimSteinman's solo album, ''Bad For Good'', and the opening piano riff was recycled for the MeatLoaf song ''Everything Louder Than Everything Else''. And as mentioned above, ''Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young'' was re-arranged to become the title track of ''TanzDerVampire''.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: The "Godspeed!" section of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEV1B7RcJC4 Nowhere Fast]]'' was lifted from the title track of Music/JimSteinman's solo album, ''Bad For Good'', and the opening piano riff was recycled for the MeatLoaf Music/MeatLoaf song ''Everything Louder Than Everything Else''. And as mentioned above, ''Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young'' was re-arranged to become the title track of ''TanzDerVampire''.
30th May '17 8:04:36 PM goldenroad
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->''I don't see any angels in the city''
->''I don't hear any holy choirs sing''
->''And if I can't get an angel''
->''I can still get a boy''
->''And a boy'd be the next best thing''
->''The next best thing to an angel...''
->''A boy'd be the next best thing.''

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->''I don't see any angels in ->''Everybody's going nowhere slowly''
->''They're only fighting for
the city''
->''I don't hear any holy choirs sing''
->''And if I can't get an angel''
->''I can still get a boy''
->''And a boy'd
chance to be the next best thing''
->''The next best thing to an angel...''
->''A boy'd
last''
->''There's nothing wrong with going nowhere baby''
->''But we should
be the next best thing.''
going Nowhere Fast''
9th Apr '17 6:40:18 PM Kalaong
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From Creator/WalterHill, the director of ''Film/TheWarriors'' and ''Film/FortyEightHours'', ''Streets of Fire'' is a 1984 film, described as a "Rock'n'Roll Fable". Its setting is a kind of AlternateUniverse, a mix of an over-the-top 50s and a dystopian near-future as seen from the 80s; a card in the opening title sequence tells us it's set in "another time, another place." The charm of this film lies in its darkly beautiful shots with lots of shadow and smoke and piercing colors, the comic-book style storytelling, and fantastic music, and it is especially [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff popular in Japan]], despite having no initial success, commercially or critically. Notably, ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'', ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', and ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' were influenced by this film -- not to mention the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' series.

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From Creator/WalterHill, the director of ''Film/TheWarriors'' and ''Film/FortyEightHours'', ''Streets of Fire'' is a 1984 film, described as a "Rock'n'Roll Fable". Its setting is a kind of AlternateUniverse, a mix of an over-the-top 50s and a dystopian near-future as seen from the 80s; a card in the opening title sequence tells us it's set in "another time, another place." The charm of this film lies in its darkly beautiful shots with lots of shadow and smoke and piercing colors, the comic-book style storytelling, and fantastic music, and it music. It is especially [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff popular in Japan]], despite having no initial success, commercially or critically. Notably, ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'', ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', and ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' were influenced by this film -- not to mention the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' series.
23rd Mar '17 5:32:34 AM Adept
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No relation to the song from the ''{{Initial D}}'' soundtrack. Or Music/BruceSpringsteen's one, part of ''Darkness on the Edge of Town'' - though it was intended as part of the film before the studio admitted they wouldn't get the rights before opening day.

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No relation to the song from the ''{{Initial D}}'' ''Manga/InitialD'' soundtrack. Or Music/BruceSpringsteen's one, part of ''Darkness on the Edge of Town'' - though it was intended as part of the film before the studio admitted they wouldn't get the rights before opening day.
13th Jan '17 6:38:10 AM CharlieHadron
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According to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, an unofficial FanSequel is being produced by Albert Pyun. Entitled ''Film/RoadToHell'', it will have Michael Pare and Deborah Van Valkenburgh reprising their roles from the original film. The website for the sequel can be found [[http://www.roadtohellmovie.com/ here]].

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According to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, an An unofficial FanSequel is being was released in 2010, produced by Albert Pyun. Entitled ''Film/RoadToHell'', it will have had Michael Pare and Deborah Van Valkenburgh reprising their roles from the original film. The website for the sequel can be found [[http://www.roadtohellmovie.com/ here]].
5th Jan '17 7:11:17 PM Kalaong
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No relation to the song from the ''{{Initial D}}'' soundtrack. Or the Music/BruceSpringsteen's one, part of ''Darkness on the Edge of Town''.

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No relation to the song from the ''{{Initial D}}'' soundtrack. Or the Music/BruceSpringsteen's one, part of ''Darkness on the Edge of Town''.Town'' - though it was intended as part of the film before the studio admitted they wouldn't get the rights before opening day.
4th Dec '16 4:36:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* FakeBand: Ellen Aim and the Attackers, and the Sorels. The band playing at Torchy's? Those were the Blasters, a ''real'' BadAss rockabilly group.

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* FakeBand: Ellen Aim and the Attackers, and the Sorels. The band playing at Torchy's? Those were the Blasters, a ''real'' BadAss badass rockabilly group.
3rd Dec '16 7:12:08 PM Kalaong
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** The cover art for ''Act [=II=]: The Father of Death'', by Music/TheProtomen, is directly inspired by the movie poster. And the track ''Light up the Night'' is incredibly similar to ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEV1B7RcJC4 Nowhere Fast]]''.

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** The cover art for ''Act [=II=]: ''[[https://versionindustries.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/cover_itunes2.jpg Act II: The Father of Death'', Death]]'', by Music/TheProtomen, is directly inspired by the movie poster. And the track ''Light up the Night'' is incredibly similar to ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEV1B7RcJC4 Nowhere Fast]]''.
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