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

Just back out slowly—maybe he didn't see you.

Mar 1, 2020, 4:12 am*

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Miles Klee

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.

H/T The Daily What | Photo via Mix Minus/YouTube

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*First Published: May 7, 2015, 3:37 pm