Mason Street at Clay.
Dreams, mild-mannered architect Miles Harding competes with a mischievous
computer for the love of his upstairs neighbor, cellist Madeline Robistat.
Most likely to be enjoyed by fans of early-'80s MTV,
the obscure 1984 sci-fi love story was directed by Steve Barron, who directed
Aha's "Take on Me" video the following year. While "Take
on Me" is remembered as one the top videos of the decade, Electric
Dreams is mostly forgotten. As played by Lenny von Dohlen, Miles lives at
1117 Mason Street. Madeline, played by Virginia
Madsen, lives upstairs at 1115. Edgar, the computer that runs amok for Madeline's
affection, is voiced by Bud Cort. Electric Dreams features the music of
Culture Club, Heaven 17, and Giorgio Moroder. A couple of trippy sequences
in which Edgar learns about love and dreams stand out in the otherwise dated
fantasy. Locations include Davies
Symphony Hall, the corner of Mason and Clay on Nob
Hill, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Pier 39. Maxwell Caulfield appears
as Bill, a musician. The woman in the soap opera Edgar watches is Britain's
Koo Stark, the notorious adult film star and
pop singer who dated Prince Andrew.
about Electric Dreams