Wednesday, March 9, 2016

1980s Oscars!!

Hello everybody!

It's Oscar time again and at least here you might have actually heard of the movies (I'll be here all week folks!).  Here we say goodbye to the eighties and select the best (and the worst) of the decade.  I have had a great time with these movies. They certainly made my recovery time less hellish.  Feel free to create your own categories in the comments!

BEST PICTURE: The Princess Bride
NOMINEES: Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back
                       When Harry Met Sally
                       The Breakfast Club
                       The Killer
                       Children of a Lesser God
                       Crimes and Misdemeanors
                       Fatal Attraction
                       Die Hard
                       Cinema Paradiso
                       Raiders of the Lost Ark

                       The Ballad of Narayama
                       Landscape in the Mist
                       The Asthenic Syndrome

NOMINEES: Francois Truffaut
                       Rob Reiner
                       Martin Scorsese
                       John Hughes
                       Claude Lanzmann
                       Spike Lee

NOMINEES: Isabelle Huppert
                       Sigourney Weaver
                       Marlee Matlin
                       Anjelica Huston
                       Li Gong

BEST ACTOR: Dustin Hoffman
NOMINEES: William Hurt
                       Robert De Niro
                       Ben Kingsley
                       Jack Nicholson

BEST LINE: "God is a luxury I can't afford."
NOMINEES: "You killed my father.  Prepare to die."
                       "Come with me if you want to live."
                       "I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life        
                          with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
                        "Out of the fire of love comes ashes.  Even the greatest love eventually fizzles out."


  1. Great list. Thumbs up on Dustin Hoffman and Glen Close.
    I miss some movies on your list, but as I have not done the eighties yet I have not really made up my mind. However I am pretty sure that Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Gremlins (the first, not the second one) would be on my top ten.

    1. Which ones haven't you seen yet? I had to add Indiana Jones after you said that.

    2. I was thinking "missed" in the sense that there are movies I would add to your list, but now that you mention it there are a few movies here I have not watched.

  2. I am crushed that my beloved Terminator didn't make it on to the movie list! However, the line that is one of my faves from The Terminator did: "Come with me if you want to live", so I feel better. I loved The Princess Bride--not sure if I agree if it was the best, WAS really wonderful. :)