Tuesday, November 01, 2005

And she's ... running like she's never run before

While looking up IMDB trivia for "Flashdance" (don't ask), I found this tidbit: "The hit song "Maniac" was originally intended for the film Maniac (1980), but was cut out. Soon after the lyrics were toned down and used for this movie."

No way! Can this be true? "Maniac" is a straight-up horror movie, apparently. I've never seen it, but I think I can make a judgment based on, oh, the poster of the guy carrying a bloody head.

Think of that image the next time you hear "Just a steel-town girl on a Saturday night."


Trey said...

On some VH1 special on Flashdance they were talking to Michael Italiansoundinglastname and he went into detail about the previous song's intentions.

Looking for the fight of her life, indeed.

Mark said...

At the time, Casey Kasem's radio show made the same claim about the song. And does it get any more authoritative than that?

Anonymous said...

Don't suppose you were looking it up based on the previous day's Falshdance reference.
'Course now I'm all curious and want to know what the original words to the song were...