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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #390 on: November 30, 2012, 06:27:27 AM »
More people really need to see My Neighbour Totoro.  It's a beautiful and strange little film.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #391 on: November 30, 2012, 07:50:54 AM »
1. This Is Spinal Tap
2. The Shining
3. Airplane!
4. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

5. Modern Romance
6. Hannah and Her Sisters
7. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
8. Lost in America
9. Crimes and Misdemeanors
10. Stripes
11. Evil Dead II 
12. Brazil
13. Predator
14. Platoon
15. Heathers
16. Caddyshack
17. Broadcast News 
18. The 'Burbs 
19. The Breakfast Club

20. Wargames
21. Vacation
22. Full Metal Jacket
23. The Empire Strikes Back
24. Raising Arizona 
25. Raiders of the Lost Ark


Kinda surprised Meaning of Life and Stripes didn't make it. I totally spaced on Top Secret.
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #392 on: November 30, 2012, 09:55:46 AM »
Roxanne? Really?

Sure.  It's better than Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, at least.  ;)

How do you figure? Dead Men nailed the feel of the noir genre and had great supporting cast (not just in the archival stuff) with huge dollops of absurdity, played completely straight.  Not to mention having Rozsa do a fantastic score and bringing back '40s era cinematographers and costumers to recreate the look (at least one of them for the last time). 

I love Steve Martin, but Roxanne has always felt pretty by-the-numbers, and Daryl Hannah as an astrophysicist is about as believable as Denise Richards in The World is Not Enough.  Martin's role could've been played by anybody really.   Plus, it has a lame-ass light-rock saxophone soundtrack.

I actually do like DMDWP, but Roxanne is a film I saw as a kid and has stayed with me since.  It has heart, charm, and is genuinely funny.

I'm with Basehart on this one.  Roxanne is a great romantic comedy and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is a funny comedy but one that doesn't quite make the best use out of it's clever premise.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #393 on: November 30, 2012, 11:27:44 AM »
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #394 on: November 30, 2012, 10:05:53 PM »
1. Paris, Texas
2. Blue Velvet

3. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
4. Grave of the Fireflies
5. The Princess Bride
6. The Empire Strikes Back

7. Fanny and Alexander
8. Sans Soleil
9. Do the Right Thing
10. Body Double
11. Jean de Florette
12. Blade Runner
13. Raiders of the Lost Ark
14. The Naked Gun
15. Ran

16. Blow Out
17. This is Spinal Tap
18. Time Bandits
19. Fitzcarraldo
20. Back to the Future

21. Road House
22. After Hours
23. Hollywood Shuffle
24. Return of the Living Dead
25. The Shining


I think I meant to put The Adventures of Baron Munchausen in there at the end, but forgot. I had tons of leftovers, though, so no use worrying about what's at 25.
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #395 on: December 01, 2012, 10:50:29 AM »
I too, love Roxanne, didn't make the cut though

Didnt save a copy of my list, meant to, but did pretty good

Did get number one on the supplemental list
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #396 on: December 01, 2012, 11:09:45 PM »


Am I the only one who put The Sure Thing on their list? If you haven't seen it, you should. It's such a great teen comedy -- smart and funny, with great performances by John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga. Plus Anthony Edwards -- and Tim Robbins playing a guy named Gary Cooper ("But not the Gary Cooper that's dead!"). And Rob Reiner directed it.
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #397 on: December 02, 2012, 02:15:30 AM »
I got to admit, I don't know if I've even heard of it, though I was relistening to the Keith Coogan of the podcast where it comes up.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #398 on: December 02, 2012, 12:17:47 PM »
Didn't make my list but I like the Sure Thing a lot, not as much as When Harry Met Sally or Spinal Tap... but still a favorite. Add in Princess Bride and Stand By Me to those and Rob Reiner was on fire in the 80s.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #399 on: December 02, 2012, 02:03:06 PM »
The Sure Thing's really good.  It's kind of a pastiche of the 30s screwball comedies, just with updated sensibilities.  I think it suffered in my own opinion because I saw Say Anything long before it, and that film has a lot more to say about being a teenager and growing up.  The Sure Thing's just a lot of fun.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #400 on: December 02, 2012, 06:07:21 PM »
How the fuck didn't Do the Right Thing make the list? Ok well I can understand why, Spike Lee is odd, but it's still a great movie.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #401 on: December 02, 2012, 06:09:49 PM »
I thought it was made in the 90s
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #402 on: December 02, 2012, 06:11:42 PM »
Niiine-teen Eighty Nine!.

I like Lee's films but not enough for one to be on my top 25.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #403 on: December 02, 2012, 06:29:20 PM »
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #404 on: December 02, 2012, 06:30:35 PM »
Here is my list...


1. Some Kind Of Wonderful
2. Ghostbusters
3. The Empire Strikes Back

4. Back To The Future
5. Die Hard
6. A Fish Called Wanda
7. The Breakfast Club
8. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
9. Empire Of The Sun
10. Tron
11. Pretty In Pink
12. Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan
13. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
14. First Blood
15. Top Secret
16. A Nightmare On Elm Street
17. Superman II
18. Poltergeist
19. Time Bandits
20. The Naked Gun
21. They Live
22. Return Of The Jedi
23. Beverly Hills Cop
24. Flashdance
25. Breakin'

Obviously forgot a lot of cool films.  Like the way the list turned out overall.