Footloose Comparison

1025 words 5 pages
Dr. Faucette
English 111
October 14, 2013

Footloose “While the 1984 original is hardly a perfect film, New Footloose has some hefty shoes to fill,” as stated by Benjamin Wood. The original movie and new make of the movie Footloose are perfect examples of change in pop culture. In my essay, I have decided to compare and contrast the values and characteristics of these two movies. From the first to the second there are the same basic ideas, but so many differences in the characters and events. Christ Lemire describes the old Footloose as a “flood of fond memories” for anyone who grew up in the 1980s. This movie was a true symbol of the growth of pop culture during this time. The main character, played by Kevin Bacon, was a bad boy
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This director did a wonderful job in my opinion, by the way. I could not believe that he was only twelve when the first movie came out. That movie inspired him to be a director, therefore it only made sense that he worked hard and became the only one to remake the movie. How ironic. I love both of the versions of Footloose. I could not think of one topic that could possibly be more perfect concerning comparison and contrast and pop culture all in one. The similarities are so close with the differences in these two movies. They only specifically differ in the popular culture of the time frame they were written in. Brewer has improved on the original. It's dirtier, grittier, steamier, sexier, and that's all the aesthetic stamp of a man who grew up in the South and previously brought us "Hustle & Flow" and "Black Snake Moan." Having an unknown actor in the lead role (and someone who is primarily a dancer this time) truly allows him to be the new guy in town, and allows us to project all our expectations into him (Lemire). The idea of standing up for yourself, having fun, and possible falling in love all in the same process appeals to both generations of viewers for these movies. The concepts of the movies are perfect. This shows that some personal goals or internal feelings in young people, and possible any age of people, are