No matter what we pursue in life, all of us sometimes need to be reminded to 'never give up.'
Lionel, Michael, Huey, Cyndi, Stevie, Willie, Kenny, Kenny, Bruce, Hall, Oates....In the 80s, I would've never admitted to actually liking any of them, but of course, in my secret heart of hearts, I loved them. They were everywhere, they were the soundtrack of my adolescence during that golden age of monoculture. These performers were larger than life personalities, who not only made pop music more fun, but life too.
Seeing these eclectic voices setting their egos aside to work together…
"Especially an American Girl. You can tell she's been raised on promises."
So...a line of dialogue from a film by a 'Corman director' inspired Tom Petty's American Girl which in turn would later be used perfectly by another 'Corman director' in "Silence of the Lambs"? Mind blown.
There's not much to the story (it almost feels like they were working from an incomplete stack of index cards instead of a script) but Coppola certainly makes something out of nothing.