35th anniversary of some memorable films

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35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by Katzkatz » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:34 pm

1982 was quite a memorable year for films. Here's what I think are the most memorable ones from that year :-

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Bladerunner - the infamous film that wasn't a success on its first release, but reputation grew over time. So many different versions of it. Maybe people just weren't ready for a serious and bleak sci-fi film. Stunning visuals. Anyway, it was released in that year.

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Das Boot - the famous submarine anti-war film. Again - many versions of it exist - including a mini series! Remember also : "It's along way to Tipperary." :lol: I think the submarine base was the same used in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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ET - this probably was *the film of 1982* - certainly, in terms of box office. Can't say that I was a fan - I never sort of got the film. However, many people still like it and think it's Spielberg's best work.

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Tron - this tanked at the box office. It was Disney's second PG rated film(an "A" at the time under old BBFC system) after The Black Hole. Another film that had its reputation gain over the years. Popular with us retrogamers - as it features games and computers. Who can forget the light cycle race.

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Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan - come on now, everyone : "KHANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!" :lol: :lol: Everyone loves that part, right? Probably, the most iconic of all the Star Trek films. Has the best bad guy. The Ceti Eels. The best space battles. It also does deal with things like aging and friendship. What's not to like?

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Fanny and Alexander - for the arthouse crowd. Was meant to be Ingmar Bergman's last film. There's also a few different versions and a mini series. A moving story of family relationships. I actually think it's his best film.

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Gandhi - the film that "robbed ET of its Oscars" - as many people claim. Okay, it's a standard fare biopic - but whilst I don't think it's the best film of that year(I would have gone with Das Boot myself) - it has got an epic scope and feeling that you just don't get in many modern films. It really does have that sort of sense of scale and wonder from old epics. Oh - and then there's Ben Kingsley - to quote Dr. Kermode : "When he's good, he's very very good and when he's bad he's Gandhi" :lol:

Anyway, share your thoughts. What are your favourites and why? Also, did I leave any films out there?

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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:47 pm

The greatest year in human history... but then, I am a bit biased! :lol:

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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by Katzkatz » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:48 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:The greatest year in human history... but then, I am a bit biased! :lol:
Indeed. It was also the year of the C64 and Spectrum - so there's even more pluses. :D

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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by mlucifersam » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:35 am

I've been compiling lists of my fav films from each year for my book LOAD DIJ DIJ. Here's my list for 1982:

'The Dark Crystal' – Jim Henson and Frank Oz, 17 February.
'Poltergeist' – Tobe Hooper, 4 June.
'E.T. the Extra Terrestrial' – Steven Spielberg, 11 June.
'The Thing' – John Carpenter, 25 June.
'Blade Runner' – Ridley Scott, 25 June.
'Creepshow' – John A. Romero, 12 November.
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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by Greyfox » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:22 pm

1982 has to be if not the best year for film in its history, so much original and amazing storytelling I think we'll truly never see films of this legionage again in our life time, actors where in their prime, film cinematography was to die for and no Marvel Fu*king franchises churning out 3 films a year..all in all simply fantastic across the board..a great post..many thanks for sharing.. :D
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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by dste » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:24 pm

Out of all the films on that list I've only somehow seen Khan and Blade Runner and I thought that BR was so dull.
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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by thebear » Tue May 02, 2017 9:56 am

a few others I liked

Conan the Barbarian
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
48 Hours
Rambo _ First Blood
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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by Ryan GH » Tue May 02, 2017 2:25 pm

and no Marvel Fu*king franchises churning out 3 films a year.
Oh god, is anyone else sick of Marvel? They have even taken over the magazines like Empire and Total Film with their super hero covers.

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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by psj3809 » Tue May 09, 2017 8:14 am

I dont mind Marvel, i'm not into their superhero films but i'm glad to see they're popular

As for the films and 35th anniversarys etc i'm sad/depressed its 35 years ! Seems like yesterday i saw those films at the cinema. Cant believe how fast time has gone !

Never 'got' Bladerunner back then as i was a kid but when i watched it years later i loved seeing the imagery, great film. From what i've heard the sequel sounds like it should be pretty good

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue May 09, 2017 12:57 pm

I like (most of) the Marvel movies, but they've focused a bit too heavily on the X-Men and Avengers. I like the individual movies more, where they can spend time on one character instead of squeezing too much in. Iron Man is a classic superhero movie imo.
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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by SpecChum81 » Mon May 22, 2017 8:44 pm

1982 was a pretty important year for cinema!

Rocky III is my favourite of the Rocky movies, namely because of Mr. T and Hulk Hogan as Thunderlips! :D 8)

E.T. and Gandhi are of course timeless classics.

Other big movies released in 1982 were

48 Hrs
The World According To Garp
Porky's
An Officer And A Gentleman

1982 also saw the release of Tron.

But film of the year must certainly go to...

Grease 2!!
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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by Katzkatz » Tue May 23, 2017 12:39 am

SpecChum81 wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 8:44 pm
1982 was a pretty important year for cinema!


But film of the year must certainly go to...

Grease 2!!
:lol: :roll: :lol:
Of course - "Reproduction!" :lol: :lol: That's a great song! Plus, it stars Michelle Pieffer. :D

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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by aztecca » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:26 pm

Porkys was easily the best film of 1982.Not a bad year for movies 82 but 1984 is my favourite.

Gremlins
Terminator
Police academy
Red dawn
Karate kid
Nightmare on elm st
Rocky iv
Ghostbusters
Bachelor party
Birdy
Electric dreams
C.h.u.d
Beverly hills cop
Breakdance
Footloose
Dune
Indiana jones temple of doom
Neverending story
Once upon a time in america
Missing in action
Repo man
Spinal tap
Women in red
Starman
Romancing the stone
Conan the destroyer
Etc etc

84 was king of the movie years
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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by Ryan GH » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:03 pm

Neverending story - The bit where the horse drowns in quiksand. That still chokes me up to this day....

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Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

Post by tachi » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Speaking of Tron I met my favourite actor David Warner last week at Devon in Plymouth. Incredibly nice chap :)
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