ELO’s “I’m Alive” from the film, “Xanadu”

A lot of people have complaints about the movie Xanadu. Not me, I love it! I love the silly story, the music, the cast and something that is a little harder to explain. I love this purple glow…


I have seen this particular effect and color used in lots of things during my lifetime and every time I am just about hypnotized by it. Does anyone know if there is a technical term for this particular color or glow effect? If I could I would paint my life with it.

If you need to see the full on glow experience, here it is set to the music of the Electric Light Orchestra.


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