Music on Mondays

Earworm Of The Week

Were the best, most epic movies all made in the 80’s or what? This song just won’t leave my head after having watched the iconic film yesterday.

Enjoy your week, everyone!

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14 thoughts on “Earworm Of The Week

  1. There were some good films in the 80s, but if I had to pick a golden decade for films, I’d say maybe 1938-47 (?). For music, I’d go with 1967-76 (Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, and many more).

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    1. Maybe it’s just me, because I was born in the eighties and love to watch how things were in those days, especially because I was so young I hardly remember anything of it myself. But when I think of Ghostbusters, the ancient horror classics (Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday the 13th etc), they come from the late 70’s/early 80’s. There’s just something about the whole feel of those movies that gets to me. Like Back To The Future… Let’s just say movies nowadays are more about spectacle and less about stories.

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      1. I agree with you that spectacle increasingly replaces story, but because I’m so old :) , I see that trend already taking place in the 80s. To get to the real “perfectionist-driven” stories, you need to get back to the movies Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart and Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. Not that my opinion counts any more than anyone else’s opinion, but it’s mine anyway :) … and for me, the “ancient horror classics” are the Bela Lugosi “Dracula” and the Boris Karloff “Frankenstein,” both 1931 :)

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          1. Both are somewhat book-like, but both directors are smart enough to know that a visual medium (film) has different virtues and different risks than an intellectual/conceptual medium (literature), so they wisely do not try to outdo the novel in its own terms, which in my (minority) opinion is why most adaptations fail. I should add that these are not the “best” Dracula and Frankenstein films, but they are the most historically important ones, and the make-up artist who did Karloff’s fade in Frankenstein (largely without any help from the novel) casts a huge shadow over pop culture that is still with us today. You need to be ready for old, archival footage, though. Many youngsters today could never handle the 1931 production values.

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            1. I once saw Psycho and loved it! I appreciate old movies all the more just because they were innovative for their time and stood out. Plus, after ten minutes you look beyond the black and white and the old voices. It’s that extra charm I miss in a lot of contemporary films.

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    1. I never watched those, but I remember thinking: how come I only know how Ghostbusters ends? The last time I saw the movie I was so young, I could only remember parts of it. It was great to see it, even if that song is STILL in my head, haha.
      Great to have you here, Arjun! :)

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        1. Don’t: the new one is okay-ish but the original one can’t be beat. Do yourself a favour and watch the 1984 version, and the sequel to that, before watching the new version (if watching that one at all).

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