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Some Of My Favorite 80's Movies

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    Posted: July 18 2012 at 18:53

Each of these movies has a different meaning to me: some were a very important part of my childhood, some are awesomely bizarre movies, some are wonderful pieces of cinematography, and so on.

Pick your favorite one of the list. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2012 at 18:57
I'm sure Blade Runner will win - and that's where my vote will go.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2012 at 18:58
Where's "Big"?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Morningrise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2012 at 19:03
Originally posted by smartpatrol

Where's "Big"?
 
Narrowing this to 25 was extremely tough. Big, Ghostbusters, Airplane, Naked Gun, This Is Spinal Tap...sadly a lot of wonderful titles had to be left out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bj-1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2012 at 19:04
So many good movies here!
 
Went with "The Thing" which is the best sci-fi horror I've seen so far. And the gore is amazing!
 
Honorable mentions to Fly, Raiders, ReAnimator, Blade Runner, Tenebre, The Wall and Full Metal Jacket.
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I like nearly all of them. Went with Paris, Texas.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2012 at 09:52
None of my favorite 80's movies are here (Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller, After Hours, Wargames, Mannequin, for god's sake, Mannequin!) but I voted for Blue Velvet because David Lynch is cool.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2012 at 09:56
I'm voting for The Wall.  It was my first R-rated movie at age 13  - pretty heavy stuff.

Full Metal Jacket was great too, speaking of heavy stuff.

I have never seen Blade Runner, but prog types seem to really like it, so I'd like to see it some day.


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1. Blade Runner
2. Raiders
3. Full Metal Jacket



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Raiders.  With Blade Runner a very close second.
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Blade Runner for the Vangels soundtrack despite his music being merely prog related.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Morningrise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2012 at 17:13
I was expecting to see some loathing for Steven Spielberg's films. I'm glad I was wrong. ET with 2 votes and Raiders with one vote and three mentions.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2012 at 17:15
Fanny & Aleksander. But I prefer the five hour plus TV-series version by far. Got some incredible extra storylines, and makes more sense.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2012 at 17:59
Originally posted by Saperlipopette!

Fanny & Aleksander. But I prefer the five hour plus TV-series version by far. Got some incredible extra storylines, and makes more sense.



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Blade Runner!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dreadpirateroberts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2012 at 02:46
Raiders is one of my all time favourites, but I went for a great 'kids' film:




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Post Options Post Options   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2012 at 02:54
Originally posted by Vompatti

I like nearly all of them. Went with Paris, Texas.


Same on both counts.  I love the use of dead time in that film, and find it touching.  Slow movies can be oh so good.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2012 at 03:04
Originally posted by Morningrise

Originally posted by smartpatrol

Where's "Big"?
 
Narrowing this to 25 was extremely tough. Big, Ghostbusters, Airplane, Naked Gun, This Is Spinal Tap...sadly a lot of wonderful titles had to be left out.


I like Big too, but of the many, many thousands of possible films that is not one that I'd expect.  Spinal Tap would be nice, but I find it an excellent list with many films that I love that I couldn't complain, and I still would have voted for Paris,  Texas.  I guess that I couldn't have resisted Ju Dou or Red Sorghum had either of those been listed as I've been a big Zhang Yimou fan and once had quite the crush on Gong Li (gorgeous cinematography in those films).


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2012 at 03:27
I liked the Neverending Story Embarrassed, so much nostalgia, even so after a 20 years since last time i saw it the graphic are a bit off and dated but the movie is still so wonderfull adn touchy
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^ yes! I think the story holds it together effortlessly, and the older special effects are part of its charm now, too Smile
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