Saturday, April 14, 2007

Electric Boogaloo. It's the 80's.

A lot of my childhood took place in the 80s and I never thought I would look back at it with so much glee. But how could I not? Some of my favorite movies came from that time. The 80s were such strange times for politics, for fashion, for movies, for writing, for cartoons, for toys, for everything. It just seems like the 80s abandoned everything. There was no looking back or looking forward. Everything was in the moment. And can you think of another decade besides the 60s that is so identifiable? You can see a trend, a movie technique, a word and know immediately that it came from the 80s. It was a pretty amazing decade to grow up in.

So you can imagine my elation when I stumbled upon not one but two blogs dedicated strictly to the 80s. The 80s Blog and 80s Films.There was talk of everything. Tango & Cash. Smurfs. Commodore computers. Devo. Fricking Fraggle Rock. Pitfall from Activision. The Road Warrior. Bad cartoon Christmas specials. It was glorious.

So check them out and jog a memory or two. I did and it was fucking great.

1 comment:

brian said...

I know how much you loved "The Breakfast Club," made in 1984.

There were other good films made before that year. Swear.