I had not seen Flashdance, so I recorded the film when it showed up on the movie channel. I knew the main song, but did not know the story. With nothing to do that could not be put off, I decided to watch it.
From the first scene, I was captivated by the cinematography. Not many films are this good in terms of camera angle, lighting, and editing.
I had not seen the lead actress, so I checked her out on IMDB. After this film, she seemed to have descended into obscurity. After seeing her performance in Flashdance, I cannot understand her being banished to the fringe. This proves once more that no justice exists in show business.
If you have not seen this film, you should. Even if you do not like the story, check out the production values. This is filmmaking at its best. The opening scene is a masterpiece.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.