Thursday, September 06, 2012

Light Of Day - 1987 Michael J Fox - Joan Jett (updated)

I tried to find this film which I watched back in the day. It's not even out on DVD, I find that pretty amazing. Even if perhaps it was not the next Footloose, it still had rock, Joan Jett, and Mike Fox, so you'd think it would be worth it to dump it on DVD.


Joan was only about 18 at the time. [Oops, 28/29, sorry.] I think she looked/looks better later. Probably a matter of learning to tweak your looks right and projecting It. (Well, who looked good in the eighties anyway?)

Bert told me:
Apparently because W-B won't release the rights to one (!!) song in a key scene (a slow dance, if that rings a bell for you).

Dang, that's stupid.

I'm reminded: I have WKRP Cincenatti on DVD. To release it, they had to replace a big number of the songs they played, otherwise it'd have cost a fortune to release it.
It's a strange thing that it is so incredibly expensive to buy most music for a movie. Sure, it's a major use, but at the same time, it can be very valuable PR. Many songs have had major revivals because they were used in a popular movie.


BlankPhotog said...

Actually Joan was closer to 29 than 18. She was born in 1958. Enjoyed that movie!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

heck, you're right. Seems she always looked a decade younger than she is. Must have been awkward at 12!