An analysis of 1980s films

Irvin Kershner The second in the famous Star Wars trilogy of fantastic science-fiction films, often rated as the best in the trilogy, with stunning special-effects, great characters and a rich, comic-bookish storyline.

Creativity from s horror films extended throughout the s, except having more gore, with many successful s horror films having numerous sequels as their murderers were themselves unstoppable. Its sequel followed in with the light-weight Conan the Destroyer.

Though now seen as campier over the original SupermanSuperman II was received with a positive reaction. Budgets and actors salaries skyrocketed out of control, and powerful agents for agencies such as Creative Artists Agency CAA negotiated outrageous deals. Outside of film, Michael Jackson was inspired by the genre to create the extremely successful album Thriller in Big business increasingly took control of the movies and the way was opened for the foreign mostly Japanese ownership of Hollywood properties.

Simpson was the first producer to understand and exploit the significance of MTV. His action-packed, loud, flashy, simplistic, and tightly-structured films brought crowds to the multiplexes every summer.

Who would know or be able to predict that other films would be successful: Sequels to HalloweenFriday the 13thand A Nightmare on Elm Street were the popular face of horror films in the s, unkillable as their antagonists were, a trend reviled by most critics.

Most Popular Feature Films Released 1980-01-01 to 1989-12-31

Letters Home From Vietnam And then to illustrate the burgeoning video industry over the next few years, sales of E. A stylish form of western was evolving, with films such as Pale RiderSilverado both and Young Guns Stanley Kubrick directed his horror film The Shining The decade started by continuing the blockbuster boom of the mid- s.

On the other hand, multi-plex movie theatres with multiple screens spread across the country during the 80s, while the number of drive-in theatres drastically declined.

The personal cinema of 70s auteur directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg was now superceded by the advent of the "blockbuster" phenomenon that they had created with The Godfather and Jaws Peter Handcock Bryan Brown and Lt.

Big Losers, Flops and Bombs: The Extra-Terrestrial with a lovable stranded alien, inspired by Peter Pan, the resurrection themes of Christianity, and with an anti-science bias.

It was originally a 5-hour 25 minute version that was cut down to minutes for its November, NYC premiere. Followed by Return of the Jedi Fantasy film saw a resurgence particularly in sword and sorcery films.

Predictions were grim for the industry - production costs were soaring while ticket prices were declining. In retrospect, many of the blockbusters in the 80s, such as those mentioned above, were well-constructed films with strong characters and plots not entirely built upon their special-effects.

Sony Betamax that home video-taping for personal use was not a copyright infringement. Jonathan Demme Ordinary Peopleminutes, D: Kubrick deliberately reduced the pace of the narrative and expanded the rather simple plot of a domestic tragedy to over two hours in length, created lush images within the ornate interior of the main set, added a disturbing synthesized soundtrack selecting musical works from Bela Bartok, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Polish composer Krzysztof Pendereckiused a Steadicam in groundbreaking fashion, filmed most of the gothic horror in broad daylight or brightly-lit scenes, and built an unforgettable, mounting sensation of frustration, rage, terror, ghosts, and the paranormal.

However, fears of the demise of Hollywood proved to be premature.80s Movies You Must See. Here are some hits and misses from the 80s! I grew up with all of these movies. While some are cheesy and horrible, others are quotable and iconic. Great Films You've Never Seen.

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History of Film: The Best Movies of the 1980s

The films of the s covered many genres, with hybrids crossing between multiple genres. The trend strengthened towards creating ever-larger blockbuster films, which earned more in their opening weeks than any previous film, due in part to staging releases when audiences had little else to choose.

A list of American films released in Ordinary People won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

1980s in film

The highest-grossing film of was The Empire Strikes Back. The decade of the s tended to consolidate the gains made in the seventies rather than to initiate any new trends equal to the large number of disaster movies, buddy movies, or "rogue cop" movies that characterized the previous decade.

Designed and packaged for mass audience appeal, few 80s films. The staff and friends of Movie Mezzanine list the best movies of the s. The staff and friends of Movie Mezzanine list the best movies of the s In the comment section, rattle off your ten favorite films from the s.

The results and analysis of your selections to come a month from today. Enjoy! those American films are often.

List of American films of 1980

Dec 04,  · The British critic Philip French, who knew Malle since his first film, thinks "Atlantic City" is the best of his American projects, although I would choose "My Dinner with Andre" (), and Stanley Kauffmann thinks "Vanya on 42nd Street" (), Malle's last film, is the only successful film of a Chekhov play.4/4.

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