Wednesday, April 11, 2012

beyond fred, ginger & gene

Granted, this is an eclectic pick. I'm talking about the school-dance number in James Foley's 1984 answer to "Rebel with a Cause."

Namely, "Reckless."

Shot in shadows, stars Aidan Quinn and Daryl Hannah move in a blur, but we get the point. These brooding kids are using dance to express the hot, push/pull tensions of their sexual arousal. Like "Pulp Fiction," the film lists no choreographer among its credits and my search for the person responsible came up empty. My hunch is that it was improvised by Quinn and Hannah - or, as Quentin Tarantino did, Foley staged it himself.

We'll never know.

The number: “Never Say Never”

The composer: Romeo Void

The singer: Void

The choreographer: None credited

The dancers: Aidan Quinn and Daryl Hannah

The cinematographer: Michael Ballhaus

The film editor: Albert Magnoli

The production designer: Jeffrey Townsend

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Brian said...