Grease's Director Breaks Down the "You're The One That I Want" Scene | Notes on a Scene

  • Published on Apr 24, 2018
  • In this episode of "Notes on a Scene," Randal Kleiser, Grease's director, breaks down the "You're the One That I Want" scene at the movie's finale. Grease is now available with a new 40th Anniversary Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
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Comments • 211

  • Lauren Smith
    Lauren Smith 2 months ago

    Loved this

  • Alexys
    Alexys 3 months ago

    Wowowoowow I love this sm

  • Alfonso Reyes
    Alfonso Reyes 3 months ago

    4:10 she had already dropped the cigarette. she's a chain smoker now?

  • Christine Foto
    Christine Foto 3 months ago

    So interesting! He looks great ❤️ I think the scene turned out awesome and definitely came together nicely

  • gracie a.
    gracie a. 4 months ago

    My school mascot is the tbird lol

  • x Łëãh Býřñë x
    x Łëãh Býřñë x 4 months ago

    I have that top I just realised literally right now 😅

  • yourregularghost
    yourregularghost 4 months ago

    this makes me wanna re-watch grease but i just did that yesterday

  • Alayna Palmer
    Alayna Palmer 4 months ago +1

    My mom is named Olivia after her

  • Alayna Palmer
    Alayna Palmer 4 months ago +1

    My favorite movie is this

  • C&A Fam
    C&A Fam 4 months ago

    My favorite movie. EVER!

  • brenna
    brenna 4 months ago

    do Francis Ford Coppola!!

  • Asher Elric
    Asher Elric 4 months ago

    Best high school movie.

  • Shawn Doritos
    Shawn Doritos 4 months ago

    YAAAS my favorite film ever 😍

  • Olivia Davey
    Olivia Davey 4 months ago

    Last summer I was patty in greace

  • Emonie Zinnermon
    Emonie Zinnermon 5 months ago

    But the flying car tho.......😕🤔

  • Lauren
    Lauren 5 months ago

    Broooooo I just watched my fave movie like three hrs ago and I stumble upon this video 🤧🤧🤧

  • Mari Rodriguez
    Mari Rodriguez 5 months ago

    glee finchel

  • giara777
    giara777 5 months ago

    When I watched this I was like dang they did great!!!

  • snappity snappleee
    snappity snappleee 5 months ago

    yeah yeah yeah I understood all of that dancing and stuff, but can you please explain the flying car? like, wHaT?!

  • Sophia Emelie
    Sophia Emelie 5 months ago +1

    I LOVE

  • KaideThe 8
    KaideThe 8 5 months ago

    I still wanna know. Was this whole thing just Sandy’s afterlife????

  • Mbeepy
    Mbeepy 5 months ago

    7:47 wow so does he mean that as they were filming they couldn't look back at what they had shot?

    HELLOMYNAMEISTONY 5 months ago

    Shout out to the female dancer with the green shorts!! I always look for her!!

  • patrick lego
    patrick lego 5 months ago

    T.L alvin carson tag nyo kung kilala nyo...

  • Hannah Weeks
    Hannah Weeks 5 months ago

    I love these videos. As a movie fanatic, it's awesome to see all the nicks and tricks of cinematography. I have never noticed any of these things

  • IsYoGurlFrankie
    IsYoGurlFrankie 5 months ago +7

    is it crazy that i’m 13 and i know people that are 40 and haven’t seen grease

  • IamJace
    IamJace 5 months ago

    im 21 and Im in love with this movie still. I have seen it like 13 times. man im going to still watch this when im 60 years old

  • Mr Ravenclaw
    Mr Ravenclaw 5 months ago

    Kenickie???? Is that you????

  • Pauli
    Pauli 5 months ago

    No entiendo un carajo ja

  • Maddy Smith
    Maddy Smith 5 months ago +2

    Im being a pink lady for Halloween 🎃

  • hailey rae
    hailey rae 5 months ago +3

    Shoutout to the prop man

  • Milena Cuellar
    Milena Cuellar 5 months ago

    Why does it sound like he's underwater? Bad audio!

  • zephyra
    zephyra 5 months ago

    ew, this was the dude that also directed the blue lagoon.

  • im hip
    im hip 5 months ago

    love itttttt

  • candidesque
    candidesque 5 months ago +187

    Okay but can we appreciate the expertise of that propman?
    "Oh yeah, stick a bobby pin in that cigarette and it won't bounce!"
    Just these little tricks and how the prop guys know them is incredible.

  • Veronica Juarez
    Veronica Juarez 5 months ago

    I didn’t want this to end ! Thank you for doing this I wish there was so much more

  • Katie Catley
    Katie Catley 5 months ago +3

    My nana went to school with sandy before she left England to go to Australia

  • thecoon215
    thecoon215 5 months ago +10

    This is such a good watch since unlike famous auteur directors, who talk about their movies in a more abstract and philosophical way, he goes into a lot of the technicalities and the nitty gritty of filmmaking which I find personally to be often brushed to the side.

  • Reina Arana
    Reina Arana 5 months ago


  • Gary Storm
    Gary Storm 5 months ago

    Fascinating! Thanks for the insights :)

  • Sophie
    Sophie 6 months ago +1

    how does this not have more views??????????

  • Shahadan Yusuf
    Shahadan Yusuf 6 months ago +53

    Amazing how after 40 years he still remembers all these details

  • AJR 1986
    AJR 1986 7 months ago

    LOVE this "break down" series! Keep 'em coming!

  • hello kitti
    hello kitti 7 months ago

    The most beautiful thing is that the imperfections and quirkiness made movies like this so real and human. Computer generized "perfection" takes the humanity out of art and doesnt make way for movies like Grease to shine.

  • Vivi Crespo
    Vivi Crespo 7 months ago

    Love Grease! 😍great video!

  • borderlinblue
    borderlinblue 7 months ago

    and the magic of cocaine!

  • J
    J 7 months ago +39

    You know, when you sit back and watch the movie and think how perfect it is, you think of it through the mind of a fan, so it's really eye-opening to see the scenes in the perspective of the's kind of like real life...You see countless mistakes and things that could've not gone well in the movie (or your life) but hardly anyone else does! (like matching the blue colors in the background, the sun setting...) I always thought Sandy's squint was just an addition to her new bad-girl personality! Kinda like a scowling-look!

  • Juliette anais
    Juliette anais 8 months ago +2

    No one cared about woman confort

    • Im an adult virgin
      Im an adult virgin 5 months ago +3

      Juliette anais Girl shut up that was Olivia’s decision so she wouldn’t slow down anything

  • AN Feuerstahl
    AN Feuerstahl 8 months ago

    Grease had one single destiny --> to be an icon and a masterpiece.

  • Michael  Jones Jr
    Michael Jones Jr 8 months ago +2

    it's hard to believe that Paramount did not believe in this film. That's why the managers have the Producers $6 millions to make Grease because they thought it was going to flop. But Boy was they wrong it ended up grossing over $496 million world wide at the Box office

  • Michael  Jones Jr
    Michael Jones Jr 8 months ago


  • John Campbell
    John Campbell 8 months ago

    Can they get Randal Kleiser to talk about "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid"? There'd be lots to talk about with making that movie.

  • Michael Z
    Michael Z 8 months ago +2

    Never thought of the film "grease" as being worthy of close analysation.

  • Karah Comben
    Karah Comben 9 months ago

    How was he even born when this was made xd

  • El Padrino
    El Padrino 9 months ago +1

    7:25 that looks like a Norman Rockwell painting lol

  • The Kit Tinsley
    The Kit Tinsley 9 months ago +9

    The shot of the shake shack would be THE DOPEST POSTER

  • ellen Rithander
    ellen Rithander 9 months ago

    😂 Cool

  • LBlush
    LBlush 9 months ago

    This was great to watch. Very technical.

  • noa v
    noa v 9 months ago +12

    was kenickie a virgin tho? he said that he had bought the condom in the seventh grade, he hasn't used it since then? SOMEONE PLS ANWER

  • Rip In peace
    Rip In peace 9 months ago +23

    I had the biggest crush on John in this movie. My Lord I was obsessed with him. Shame he aged so horribly and ya know.. that Scientology stuff

  • ButterBumBomb
    ButterBumBomb 9 months ago #ecolove

  • Claire Victoria
    Claire Victoria 10 months ago +319

    When I saw the thumbnail I thought "Wait he's the director?? How young was he when he directed it???" because he looks very good in this video. I expected someone much older. I had to google his age and it turns out he was only 32 when he directed the film.

    • nora 노라
      nora 노라 5 months ago +10

      Right?? I would’ve expected him to be much older but nah bro he looks young as heck 👏🏼👏🏼

    MADISON B 10 months ago

    grease never gets old

  • Sincerely Eccentric
    Sincerely Eccentric 10 months ago

    It's still so funny that they are supposed to be in high school.

  • Nahb0iiASMR
    Nahb0iiASMR 10 months ago +1

    Honestly one of my favorite musicals 😭❤️❤️

  • Phương Thảo Đặng
    Phương Thảo Đặng 10 months ago

    love this video

  • Chanlyn Rollier
    Chanlyn Rollier 10 months ago

    I really enjoy these Notes on a scene episodes! I've always been a "behind the scenes" nerd, and love seeing how movies come together.

  • idan willenchik
    idan willenchik 10 months ago

    Apparently the director had no problems with casting over 30 year old actors as high school students.There goes credibility down the drain.....

  • idan willenchik
    idan willenchik 10 months ago

    I would have done that scene where that cigarette falls to this very day just to be at Olivia's feet and red toenails FOREVER!!!!!

  • Paul D
    Paul D 10 months ago

    awesome insight

  • J. M. Stein
    J. M. Stein 10 months ago +3

    He’s handsome.

  • KT
    KT 10 months ago +33

    I wrote an essay for my film class once on improvisation, and I wish I had seen this video before writing it (although I still got perfect on it anyway). It was fascinating doing the research for it though. Giving your actors the freedom to flow with the scene can produce amazing results, and directors need to trust them more. Too many of them become too possessive of their art, and don't like to let go.

  • Ed Reid
    Ed Reid 10 months ago +8

    Loved this, especially when he described the "bumpy" choreography..which I noticed as I watched this scene hundreds of times..perfection..

  • Mandy Olsen
    Mandy Olsen 10 months ago

    Best movie ever

  • Southern Oregon Cat Mom
    Southern Oregon Cat Mom 10 months ago

    This was so interesting!

  • Lucy Luu
    Lucy Luu 10 months ago

    Imma go watch this movie now for like the millionth time

  • Flying Fez
    Flying Fez 10 months ago

    Grease was my very first musical 💗

  • Grant H
    Grant H 10 months ago +3

    I just finished doing grease

  • Gemma Sutton
    Gemma Sutton 10 months ago

    My favourite movie ❤️ ICONIC 👏

  • NI KO
    NI KO 10 months ago

    Can he do the whole movie like that? Please:)

  • CS Jobson
    CS Jobson 10 months ago +3

    I love that 7:56 was kept. I noticed it the first time I watched the movie. It felt realistic to how joyous the scene was and getting caught in the moment.

  • Lilly Rey
    Lilly Rey 10 months ago

    I'm with James Herrington. More segments on Notes on a scene for older movies please!

  • Sarah Leone
    Sarah Leone 10 months ago +1

    I love Grease 😭❤️❤️👏🏼👏🏼

  • Doug Blackman
    Doug Blackman 10 months ago +105

    I read that Olivia newton John hates smoking. I wonder if that was a real cigarette or a fake one she was using.

    • Herta Schneider
      Herta Schneider 2 months ago

      Still bad, anything you light on fire produces carbon monoxide and inhaling that is harmful

    • Tilly
      Tilly 5 months ago +12

      it could be a herbal cigarette, they don't contain any tobacco or nicotine.

    • pepperminterica
      pepperminterica 5 months ago +8

      I think it's a fake one, I heard for movies and on set productions there's like fake cigs that still smoke but don't have any nicotine, but I could be entirely wrong lol

  • Kyler Polson
    Kyler Polson 10 months ago +39

    "So it was determined...." wow his tone when he said that.

  • Elrich Gomes
    Elrich Gomes 10 months ago

    Did he even do anything

  • Jojo JN
    Jojo JN 10 months ago +16

    Have him do the whole movie! :D

  • Shamus Tameus
    Shamus Tameus 10 months ago +2

    His commitment to continuity is mush appreciated

  • Lorenza Covini
    Lorenza Covini 10 months ago +2

    Still in love with this great Movie 😍

  • Anell P.
    Anell P. 10 months ago +4

    This is still my favorite film of all time

  • Meggy Peggy
    Meggy Peggy 10 months ago

    I did not understand much of this but I thoroughly enjoyed it

  • Laurence Noble
    Laurence Noble 10 months ago +482

    Not that he's bitter about the close up in the shake shack being cut or anything...

    • jelly
      jelly 10 months ago +12

      Laurence Noble lmfao yeah he probably could've mentioned it more

  • westie kid
    westie kid 10 months ago +21


  • Michelle Eaton
    Michelle Eaton 10 months ago +78

    This “Notes on a Scene” series is excellent! And I absolutely love this episode. It’s completely fascinating... and actually adds to the magic of this film. ❤️ I would love to go to a “Grease” singalong at The Hollywood Bowl. I will be looking for the next opportunity.

  • Deano Beano
    Deano Beano 10 months ago

    I love this

  • Bruno'sBaBySquirrel
    Bruno'sBaBySquirrel 10 months ago +1197

    Why are the most iconic things never planned?

    • Christian Mazerolle
      Christian Mazerolle 4 months ago +1

      +Nikki Mirhosseyni Yep, which is why we're now in the age of INSTANT social media. And well, youtube. Where we watch people be themselves. Most of the time anyway haha, but yeah that's what it's about now. Anything with a script and people go nuts lmao.

    • Nikki Mirhosseyni
      Nikki Mirhosseyni 5 months ago +6

      It's because they don't get hung up overthinking. Our impulses are usually the best.

      COLD GAZELLE 5 months ago +3

      my theory for this is that one: when it's planned it's mostly by the director but when they are improvising it's all heads together, two: it's easier to think what to do when the actors are in the situation of the scene and you can visually plan in the head and improvise

  • Wolff
    Wolff 10 months ago +7

    I noticed at the end of the movie, this part, that Danny was wearing opposite colors than his crew

  • Sa Villian
    Sa Villian 10 months ago +209

    I would watch him explain the entire movie like this! So interesting and learning experience

  • Ellie Rush
    Ellie Rush 10 months ago +7

    what an awesome video. Grease has and always will be my favourite movie so it was so fascinating to hear him explain how it all came together!

  • Hailey Wilson
    Hailey Wilson 10 months ago

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