Flashdance (Special Collector's Edition w/ Bonus CD)
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- Exclusive 6-Track Music CD: Includes "Flashdance - What A Feeling"
- The History of Flashdance
- The Look of Flashdance
- Flashdance Music and Songs
- Flashdance Choreography
- Releasing the Flashdance Phenomenon
- Teaser Trailer
- Theatrical Trailer
Top Customer Reviews
Yes, the movie has a typical or predictable plot, but I would not call it weak because of the actors and the memorable characters they created. The viewer is bonded to the characters in this movie- one cares what happens to them. The cinematography in this movie is great, especially the opening credit scenes of Pittsburgh as Alex is riding her bike to work. No, this movie doesn't have "5-star" acting... I think that would have ruined this whole movie. It has, what I would call, "real-life" acting: not that polished and maybe stumbles a bit here and there. It gives this movie its strength, not a weakness.
Not only are the musical scenes great, the background musical interludes chosen also help set the feeling in many of the scenes... "Lady, Lady, Lady," sung by Joe Esposito playing during a tender romantic scene between Alex and her boss, and- my favorite- "I'll Be Here Where The Heart Is," sung by Kim Carnes played during one of Alex's low-points in the film.
The highlight of the film is its finale when Alex is auditioning in front of the Pittsburgh Dance and Conservatory Company's selection committee. I would call it one of the greatest movie moments of all time.Read more ›
As reality, it won't float. But as an energetic and boisterous vehicle for a sweet story and some of the best music and dancing ever seen on screen, it's a five-star winner.
I've been revisiting movies of my youth to see if they were really worth remembering. "Flashdance" is. There must have been a lot of knock-offs, but I haven't seen anything quite like it since. Much of the film's appeal is in Jennifer Beal's unaffected performance. Alex is so natural that she easily overcomes the hackneyed plot and its various contrivances. Alex is also only 18 years old (and looks it). I haven't seen a film that treated a young person as an adult in 20 years. And, of course, there is the iconic dancing. The dance sequences aren't as technically impressive as I remembered them, but Jeffery Hornaday's jerky choreography creates a strong image. It has an aggression that I haven't seen in a dance movie since.
"Flashdance" is, on one hand, a by-the-numbers combo of a romance and one of those films where the protagonist must find the courage to pursue her or his dreams. But it's a particularly good example. Not only does it create strong visual and auditory images -with its chart-topping, award-winning soundtrack, it's not entirely saccharine.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just really liked this movie. Personal choice I guess. Feel good movie.Published 3 days ago by Joan R. Thorup
One of the best movies of all times! It never gets old! Can watch it over & over!Published 3 days ago by Tony
This is one of my all-time favorites. I love stories of people in ordinary jobs who, despite setbacks and unique challenges, manage to pull themselves out of poverty and mediocrity... Read morePublished 3 days ago by William Vaughn
This was a gift to my mother who loved this movie. The packing was done very well. Couldnt be happier!Published 20 days ago by Amanda Clontz
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