Saturday, October 15, 2005

Quintessential 80's Movie?

The blog has been rather light on comments of late, so here's a questionnare.

Last month, I saw "Pretty in Pink" on DVD. The film was practically a time capsule of mid-eighties' fashion (post-new-wave, post-Annie-Hall, post-preppy, pre-grunge), music (melodic, synth-laden pop rocks), and attitude. Which led me to wonder: Is this the ultimate 80's movie?

What movie would you say captured your memories of the '80's best? (This question is of course directed to those who have memories of the '80's.) Not necessarily the best movies of the decade, but those that bring back those summer nights of 1985 or whenever in a rush.

Myself, I think that there were so many facets to the '80's that one movie can't do them justice. Thus, I think that Wall Street captured the pre-bust economic philosophy of the decade; Rambo: First Blood Part II captured Reagan-era foreign policy; and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension captured the general loopiness of popular culture during that time.

What do you think?

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