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My Top Ten 80s Movies
They just don’t make movies like they used to! Movies from the 1980s have a special place in my heart as they bring back so many memories. Here are my Top 10 faves and why I love them, in as much order as I could manage – it’s so hard to choose!
1. Dirty Dancing
Ahh… Best. Movie. Ever. It has it all: forbidden love, dancing, great characters, memorable music, intimate setting, and watermelons. I still want to learn the trademark dance routine and lift one day, it’s on the bucket list.
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Another dance movie. Can you tell I like dancing? As a young dance lover this movie was like candy to me. Sarah Jessica Parker will always be Janey to me. And my fave line at the end of the movie: “Let’s do it.” (translation: let’s dance and win this contest).
3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Anyone else love this movie? Anyone? Anyone? ;) I think I still know the script by heart. What teen didn’t dream of having a really awesome fun day off school? What I love about this movie is Ferris’s philosophical words of wisdom, especially: “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
4. The Breakfast Club
This movie really inspired me as a writer, because it’s a great example of powerful dialogue. Most of the movie is set in the same room with a bunch of talking heads. But it is so compelling and entertaining.
5. The Lost Boys
Another movie I’ve memorized. My friends and I used to watch this repeatedly at our slumber parties, it will always be the best vampire movie to me.
6. Sixteen Candles
Your family forgets your sweet sixteenth birthday? Devastating! This movie epitomizes the best of 80’s flicks – teased hair, school politics, nerds versus jocks, and teenage angst. And that ending when her wish came true – swoon.
7. Peggy Sue Got Married
This may have subconsciously inspired my first novel, Fast Forward, as I love time travel stories and do-overs.
8. Back to the Future
Another time travel classic, great plot and characters, and fast-paced action. But… where’s my hoverboard?
Gotta love a rebel character, and one who can dance at that. My fave scene is Kevin Bacon’s anger-fuelled dance in the warehouse. Swinging from all those pipes and stuff – cool!
Any movie about someone going for their dance dreams wins me over. And who could resist that final dance scene in the audition when she gives the judges a show to remember?
I often use movies as inspiration for my writing, and looking back over my fave 80’s movies is it any wonder I grew up to write romantic comedies and emotional romances with elements such as time travel, birthday wishes, dance scenes, clubs, and friendship? ;)
Mixing romance, humour and a sparkle of magic, Juliet Madison is back with a new full-length novel about a bride-to-be, a mystery and the stripper next door.
When bride-to-be Sally Marsh attends a weekend away with her bridesmaids, the last thing she expects is an uninvited guest: the ghost of her fiancé's ex-girlfriend.
Red is quirky, loud and distracting, and Sally is soon desperate to find the reason behind her presence, so she can rid herself of her embarrassing shadow before the wedding day. Unfortunately, the ghost is reluctant to share the reason for her existence, but very enthusiastic about Ty, the surprise hen’s night stripper who keeps showing up at awkward moments.
Time is running out for Sally, but it’s also running out for Red. By the time all is revealed, Sally will be tested to the limits, and go above and beyond everything she’s ever believed in order to ensure not only her own happy-ever-after – but Red’s as well.
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