February 18, 2002
More on the annoying pop star/bad movie connection

Duncan Fitzgerald adds a nice coda to my post about how Britney's movie may be a bad career move. The relationship between movies, music, and (of course) marketing is a complex one. I suppose we should just be grateful if Britney doesn't make any movies that feature her parachuting onto a beach.

Reading Duncan's post reminded me that we both overlooked one of the seminal movie/music/marketing crossovers, Can't Stop the Music, which not only helped kill the Village People, it also strangled Bruce Jenner's movie career in its crib. Hell, this movie may well have been the death knell for disco itself. Truly, we owe director Nancy Walker and her cast and crew a debt which can never be fully repaid.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 18, 2002 to TV and movies | TrackBack