Breakaway - Toni Basil a video to catch?
Been on a film trivia trip recently, was looking up tracks, some fairly interesting ones, and odd maybe well known trivia like breakaway Toni b one was theme from a film same title, which while thought first was a beach film thing, seems is only 5 min long and is now "an important work of art" and has been recently restored and put on a art show
Check this write up out below, havent seen it but apparently its all to the backing of breakaway. Anyone caught it ?
In the five-minute-long "Breakaway," Conner lifts the formula of pop music and garishly overworked images that is Kenneth Angers private domain into a new realm of dazzling slickness--and makes it clear that, for five minutes at least, Conner is a one-woman man. (Anger covers the waterfront; Conner is a serial monogamist.)
The film consists of a young pop singer-cum-dancer named Antonia Christina Basilotta (thats Toni Basil to you) frugging, shimmying, and Isadora Duncaning her way naked around a black-on-black photographers studio while Conner smacks her with a series of frenetic zoom-ins that mime the coarse sexuality of slam-dancing.
The mix of manic editing, collision-oriented zoomage, Basils own dreamy kinda-black voice, and 78 costume changes make this the most freakily un-tender Valentine ever written to a female movie star.
The piece startlingly approximates the quality of a rough but totally awestruck fuck.
Youll rewind it again and again.