I had never known about the film until I watched it just last year. I had, of course, heard the song. The film was released in 1984 to poor box office and was considered nothing more than a string of pop videos. What surprised me most about this film was the cinematography. Macro, time-lapse, slow-mo, contra-zooms... it's all in here- and with reason. The film is a concoction of visual brilliance, and was directed by Steve Barron who also directed the A-ha video 'Take on Me'.