Tuesday, December 11, 2007

What a Feeling

I saw another commercial that tickled me tonight. The Kia salesman dancing to "Maniac."

"Maniac" was one of two Oscar-nominated songs for 1984 from the film Flashdance. The other one, the Flashdance theme--"What a Feeling"--won the best original song category.

Just for fun--which I need--here is the commercial as well as both the songs from Flashdance in one video.


In the unlikely event that you don't know the Flashdance story, it's about a young Pittsburgh welder named Alex Owens who also works as an exotic dancer. Her dream is to be admitted to a prestigious dance company. "Maniac" is a song she practices for her act at the nightclub. "What a Feeling" is the song she performs for the five judges of the school. She incorporates break dance moves--the street dancing that began in the South Bronx in the '70s.


Josephine Damian said...

I saw that commercial and thought it was a hoot. I'm old enough to have seen "Flashdance" when it first came out, and recognized it in a flash (ha!) as soon as the commercial started.

Best of luck with the operation on Friday. Keep us posted.

Stephen Parrish said...

The commercial is great. The man mimics those Flashdance moves well.

I can't remember who the actress was, but didn't she misrepresent herself as the actual dancer? The last time I saw her was, I think, as a secondary jury member in "Runaway Jury." Rising star, falling star.

Maya Reynolds said...

Thanks for the good wishes, Josephine. the surgery has now been delayed until Tuesday morning.

Maya Reynolds said...

Srephen: Jennifer Beals was a Yale student. I don't know that she actively misrepresented herself, but she did take a big hit when it was revealed she didn't do her own dancing.

Would Tom Cruise take a hit for not doing his stunts?

She was most recently seen on cable on The L Word.

Church Lady said...

You've gone through a lot this year, it seems. I hope your hand surgery goes well and you have a fresh start for the new year.

word ver: vefti

Is it your left hand? ;-)