Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Nostalgia - 25 years ago we were......

1984 was the year Scarlet Johansson was born and we lost Richard Burton, Francois Truffaut, Sam Peckinpah, James Mason and Johnny Tarzan Weissmuller. The world saw the introduction of the Apple Mac, the Olympics were in Los Angelies and Serejevo and the actor Ronald Regan was elected President. What films were making the headlines?

This year saw some memorable Hollywood family movies with Ghostbusters , Indiana Temple of Doom, Gremlins and Karate Kid. Romance was in the air with Footloose, Splash and Romancing the Stone, as well as hard hitting social comment with The Killing Fields, Paris Texas and Purple Rain.

The future was explored in Terminator, 1984 and Dune, while Amadeus took us back in time. Our fantasies were examined in A Company of Wolves and the rock and roll lifestyle exaggerated in the film This is Spinal Tap. British films were few and far between most notably A Private Function, A Passage to India 1984 and Killing Fields the only real films worthy of mention this year.