Kevin Bacon looks insane in ‘Footloose’ when you edit out the music

I’ve never watched Footloose, probably never will, and now, at last, am quite sure I don’t have to: The ’80s flick about a town where the local minister bans dancing can’t possibly compare to a masterful edit that scrubs the music from one of its best-known scenes.  

How does this “realistic audio” affect Kevin Bacon’s performance? In ways you can’t imagine.

Somehow, more than 30 years later, I believe he’s in another warehouse, doing this right now.

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Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'