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Flix & Joystix: "Electric Dreams" Review (Retro Remix)


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Electric Dreams

The opening title song, Electric Dreams, serves as a synopsis of the film.

Electric Dreams was sung by American soul singer, P.P. Arnold, and produced by Don Was. The track also featured a guitar solo from English musician, singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist Peter Frampton.

P.P. Arnold explained how she came to sing the song. “Steve Lewis, my publisher, played George (Boy George) some stuff I'd done while he was working on music for Electric Dreams. He liked my voice. We met. Hit it off. And next thing, I'm singing the title song.”

Electric Dreams is also played during the closing credits.

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Films Featured in "Electric Dreams"

Films either featured in or referenced to in the movie "Electric Dreams".

Sometimes filmmakers pay homage to classic cinema. So it should be no surprise that you'll find some in Steve Barron's movie "Electric Dreams". They're either featured in a scene or cleverly stitched together within a scene, helping with the storyline or for comedic effect.

In order of appearance, you will find some examples below.

There's a slight reference to the movie Alien(1979) in the scene when Miles was locked inside his apartment. The previous night, he installed a home security system on his apartment door that was monitored and controlled via his computer. By morning, he had forgotten all about it. And, being late for work, he had to recall the password.

The scene in Alien that was referenced was after the character Dallas was killed. Ripley was then able to break through a “Science Officer Eyes Only” computer lockout, and communicate directly with Mother.


Trivia: Lenny Von Dohlen on 'Cloud 9'

In the movie "Electric Dreams", Miles and Madeline go on a date to the Phoenix Theatre... see a play titled, "Cloud 9". 

Prior to "Electric Dreams", Lenny Von Dohlen(Miles) appeared in Caryl Churchill’s Off-Broadway hit play "Cloud 9", directed by Tommy Tune. For nine months, he performed the roles of Betty/Gerry, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, in New York City, in 1982.

When I asked Lenny if this was scripted, he replied, "Yes, the writer, Rusty Lemorande, knew I’d been in the play and so it was kind of a homage."

Stay electric!