When we think of films from the 1930s and ‘40s, we think of classic cinema, Hollywood glamour and luminous movie stars. When we think of films from the ‘50s, we think of Technicolor musicals. When we think of films from the '70s, we think gritty realism and the rise of the celebrity director. And, when we think of movies from the ‘80s, we think of the teen sex comedy.
Movies from the 1980s may be the films closest to our heart, but as a genre, they were all kinds of face palm-ridiculous. We ‘80s teens are now parents and when we watch our favorite films that shaped our youth with our kids, well, we realize how screwed up they were…and for those who are truly reflective, how they may have influenced us.
So, here we go…take a look at this guide to ‘80s films. We lovingly explore what makes them iconic, relatable, memorable, absurd and so very ‘80s.
Today marks the #40thAnniversary of THE SHINING. Scary yes, but truly, showing the horrors of domestic abuse at the time when it was just starting to become unacceptable. Here's OUR take in our podcast: https://t.co/wkKMTSH4oL
Today marks the 40th Anniversary of FAME! Alan Parker's film was all kinds of groundbreaking. Here's the complete guide, including the scandalous reason why they had to change the title and why the film's most iconic scene almost didn't happen. https://t.co/MSl3mDUCNW
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