In a deleted scene, Prince and The Time perform the song "The Latest Fashion", in what was supposed to be a round in the battle for the Glam Slam club. It was edited out due to time constraints, and it is unknown if the scene was supposed to take place before or after the "Shake"/"tick, tick, bang" sequences. The song, which is featured on the soundtrack, can still be faintly heard as the Kid drags his Telecaster guitar down the street before throwing it through the Glam Slam window. See more »
Are there really angels, or are they just in our minds? It all comes out in the wash... in time.
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The credits are spelled Prince-style, with "2" replacing "to" and "4" replacing "for" at every occasion. See more »
Introduction And Allegro
Written by Maurice Ravel
Published by Theodore Presser Co. o/b/o Durand & Cie.
Master courtsey of Virgin Classic, Ltd. See more »
Not that bad. The music is great, anyway.
The movie that put an abrupt stop to Prince's movie career. Oh, it's a bad movie, all right, but I don't quite get that it's one of the worst movies ever, or even that it's significantly worse than Purple Rain. Honestly, I think I prefer it, just a bit, to the 1984 film. It's far shorter and it's way goofier - doesn't take itself as seriously. Sure, Purple Rain - the album - is Prince's masterpiece, but the soundtrack to Graffiti Bridge, while more stuck in the late 80s/early 90s and less timeless, is pretty great, too. Plot-wise, the two films are pretty similar. Prince is the good guy, Morris Day is the bad guy. They both fight over a girl (here it's Ingrid Chavez, who is beautiful but lacks the charisma of Apollonia; she's most famous for co-writing the Madonna song "Justify My Love"). There are a lot of songs. The set design here is pretty fantastic, and gives the film a surreal feel. I'm surprised the film isn't more beloved by cult audiences. It's very weird. And laughable, but in a fun way. Morris Day threatened to be more interesting in Purple Rain, and he succeeds in being so here. Prince has far less presence.
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