Despite all of its critics, I still think this is the best movie ever made. What a great escapism fantasy. The music of ELO, the fantastic costumes, the overall Art Deco feel, the hair, the skating!!! If only the world was as positive and innocent as this movie. I've watched it over 100 times and still find something in it that I haven't seen before every single time I watch it. It is my treat to myself whenever my husband has a "boy's night out." Then I am the greatest singer and dancer in the world, this side of ON-J, of course. When I first watched it in the movie theater (4 times the first week it was out -- LOL!) I never realized what an impact it would have on my life.
Xanadu (1980) 1080p YIFY Movie
Xanadu (1980) 1080p
Xanadu is a movie starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, and Michael Beck. A struggling artist living in Los Angeles meets a girl who may hold the key to his happiness.
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The Synopsis for Xanadu (1980) 1080p
In Los Angeles, artist Sonny Malone reluctantly returns to his job at Airflow Records - his job to do poster-sized exact renderings of album covers for on-site promotions, the renderings to be as close to the originals as possible - as he could not make a living as a freelance artist, where he could truly use his artistic vision. On his first day back at Airflow, he gets sidetracked by the thoughts of a young woman who literally roller skates into him. What he is unaware of is that their initial encounter and subsequent encounters are not by accident as she, Kira, a muse, was awakened by his lamentations about his art, she sent to help him achieve his artistic vision. This day, Sonny also meets aging Danny McGuire, a former big band musician turned construction company owner, he who wants to return to his roots by owning a live music venue. Danny initially and Sonny also do not know that their meeting is not by accident as Sonny will soon discover that Kira was part of his past. Sonny...
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The best movie ever madeReviewed bycaneycreekgirlVote: 10/10
I was 12 when I saw this movie and loved it. I would dream of being a magically glowing roller skating being from another realm for a couple years after the movie. And that's the point of this comment. There is magic there for the taking if you're looking for some. But if you'd rather sit there with your pencil and steno pad, notating every intellectual criticism you can brainstorm; I'm sure you can come up with a lot.
You get to see Olivia skate and sing with Gene Kelly. There are some great songs by legendary pop band Electric Light Orchestra. There is some great music and a fun parallel universe available any time you want to put your pencil down.
I really liked the movie, I think I know why many didn't like it, it was a musical and musicals really weren't very popular. If you want to see a bad musical see Sgt. Peppers that came out a year before. But being an Olivian Newton John and ELO fan, probably made me a bit Biased. I was collecting ELO albums since the age of 7, and I was about 11 when the movie came out, which was not 1980, there was a bit of a delay, the Target store (which were around even then, and looked the same they do today) in Hurst, Texas had the LP a whole year before the movie came out. Then it was shown on HBO for years after that. The music is done by Jeff Lynne (one of the Traveling Wilburrys) and ONJ, some music done by the Tubes. It was at the end of the disco era and before the 80s era, but the music and cinematography was not much different from early 80s stuff..
The whole movie is like one long dream from beginning to end.. And somewhere in the middle is some original animation from Don Bluth. And much of the effects were inspired by the same back-lit/light-box animation that was used in Tron, Star Trek, and the Jackson 5's "Can You Feel It" video.
I feel sorry for the movie critics that took this movie too seriously.. What do you expect?