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Watch Now – “Footloose” Remade By 54 Filmmakers

Their story goes…

We are a collection of amateur filmmakers and video-making enthusiasts, who recreated the Kevin Bacon classic. Different filmmakers from “around the world” have divided the original 1984 Footloose into 54 different scenes. A collaborative work of friends, “Our Footloose Remake” is our message to the Hollywood remake machine. In October 2008 it was announced that Paramount Pictures and Dylan Sellers Productions would be remaking the classic Footloose, starring Zac Efron. We were fed up. The Hollywood remake machine was going to take another solid movie, put it through the ringer, and make a buck from a younger generation.

We decided “Let’s beat them to the punch. Let’s do this remake our way.” Created slowly over several months, the film premiered at The Downtown Independent Theatre in Los Angeles on July 1st, 2010 and is now online in its entirety for the very first time. Please enjoy.

If you’ve got 90 minutes to kill, watch the entire film below. While I champion the spirit in which it was made, and applaud the effort, I couldn’t get past the first 10 minutes. But maybe would can. Although I should add that I’m really not much of a fan of the original anyway.

Got me thinking though… what remake of a black film could benefit from this approach… hmmm… :)

[SlashFilm]

6 comments to Watch Now – “Footloose” Remade By 54 Filmmakers

  • Laura

    Yeah couldn’t get past the first 5 minutes. But any blaxploitation would fair well with something like this. Particularly the classics

  • slb

    Somebody did the same thing for Star Wars.There was write up in Entertainment Weekly last week. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20480621,00.html

  • slb

    I completely forgot to answer the question. Well I think ANY Tyler Perry movie could benefit from this approach.

  • Yeah, you guys are right. I just couldn’t get through 10 minutes of this. I haven’t seen the original and have no desire for this one either.

  • pinksghetti

    I got through the first 2 minutes. The original is OK but it had excellent songs. The best parts are when Kevin Bacon’s stunt double dances in the barn to the theme song “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins(great song)and where he teaches Chris Penn to dance to “Let’s Here it For the Boy” by Denise Williams. No since I could hardly get through it, it probably wouldn’t be beneficial for movies to take this approach.

  • Elizabeth

    I think that to appreciate this effort, one would have to have enjoyed the original (hey, I was in 6th grade), and have seen it recently enough to remember it in some detail. Both apply to me.

    I watched 10 minutes of this (so far). Scene 5 (shot as though Ren had taken 3 tabs of acid before being asked if he reads much) took me by surprise, but I ended up having a good laugh. I’ll try to remember to report back if/when I watch more.

    I’m not familiar enough with black films yet to have a good suggestion, but that’s why I read Shadow and Act.