Friday, May 11, 2007

Friday Night Videos

I was a big fan of Mike + the Mechanics back in the day--being a big Genesis fan at the time, it was only natural--and Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) was a big reason for that. The video is strangely engrossing, and I (as well as some friends) desperately wanted to see the movie it was supposedly from--video credits indicated it was from soundtrack of the forthcoming motion picture "On Dangerous Ground." The science fictional imagery in the video, coupled with the dystopian lyrics of the song sold me completely. Unfortunately, the promised movie never came out. Two decades later, I learned that some of the scenes from the video were from the 1986 movie "Choke Canyon," which the IMDB lists as having the alternate title of "On Dangerous Ground." So that must be it. I've never seen the movie after all these years, but I still like Mike + the Mechanics.

Previously on Friday Night Videos... Paula Abdul.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:41 PM

    If you look carefully at the computer images early on, you'll see the words "choke canyon" appear on the screen.