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Kevin Bacon looks insane in ‘Footloose’ when you edit out the music
Just back out slowly—maybe he didn’t see you.
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.
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.'