Purple Rain: Music on Film Seriesby John Kenneth Muir Limelight
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In the summer of 1984, a small, low-budget film came out of nowhere and unexpectedly debuted at the number one slot at the box office, unseating reigning champion Ghostbusters and making its star, Prince, a household name. By the end of the year, the film was a multiple-award winner, a trend setter in terms of fashion, and recognized on many prominent critical “top ten” lists. Purple Rain: Music on Film explores in detail the behind-the-scenes struggles and triumphs of the film's making, from the trouble casting a female lead to star opposite Prince, to concerns that the movie's urban vibe and sound wouldn't play in Peoria. Featuring extensive new interviews with the film's director, producer, and assistant editor, Purple Rain reveals a 1980s cult-classic as you've never seen, heard or experienced it before. Let's go crazy...
John Kenneth Muir (Charlotte, NC) is the author of two dozen film and TV reference books, including This is Spinal Tap: Music on Film (2010'), 'An Askew View: The Films of Kevin Smith, and award-winning Horror Films of the 1970s. He is the creator of the web series The House Between and blogs daily at Reflections on Film/TV (href="http://reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com">http://reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com).