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Summer of 1982: 15 Classic Films Turn 30 (slideshow)
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Posted on 06/11/2012 8:43:04 AM PDT by DemforBush

Slideshow of some great flicks that came out in 1982...

(Excerpt) Read more at movies.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 1982; conan; movies
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I've never seen E.T. (what? Stop looking at me that way!), and I hated the World According to Garp with a passion. Most of the films on the list, though, are favorites of mine to this day - '82 was quite a year for movies!
1 posted on 06/11/2012 8:43:13 AM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

The list, btw, for those who want to skip the slideshow:

Conan the Barbarian
The Road Warrior
Rocky III
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan
Poltergeist
E.T.
Blade Runner
The Thing
Secret of NIMH
Tron
The Pretentious Crapfest Known as The World According to Garp
An Officer and a Gentleman
Night Shift
Pink Floyd’s The Wall
Fast Times and Ridgemont High


2 posted on 06/11/2012 8:44:22 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: DemforBush

Pretty crappy list.

Blade Runner and ET are the only ones worth watching.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 8:46:48 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: DemforBush

Wow, that was quite a year. The Road Warrior, Bladerunner, and Tron are my three faves from the list.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 8:47:44 AM PDT by Yardstick
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5 posted on 06/11/2012 8:48:46 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: DemforBush
The movie version of Garp was as pretentious as the book.
6 posted on 06/11/2012 8:48:49 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: freedumb2003

Tron????????????? You betcha it is right up there with the greats....geez?


7 posted on 06/11/2012 8:49:01 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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To: DemforBush

8 posted on 06/11/2012 8:50:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DemforBush
never seen E.T

Me either. Since I heard Speilberg "improved" it, it's unlikely that I ever will bother.

9 posted on 06/11/2012 8:51:43 AM PDT by wbill
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To: JohnD9207

>>Tron??<<

Tron actually sucked. We just have fond memories of it since it was such a different movie for its day.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 8:52:00 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: freedumb2003

I don’t seen classic in this list. Conan the Barberian, World according to Garp. Come on man.


11 posted on 06/11/2012 8:53:55 AM PDT by spawn44 (mu)
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To: Yardstick

Three of my faves period. And the new Tron was even good. Road warrior? Classic. Blade Runner? What more need be said.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 8:54:00 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: DemforBush

Where’s Porky’s?


13 posted on 06/11/2012 8:55:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: spawn44

>>I don’t seen classic in this list. Conan the Barberian, World according to Garp. Come on man.<<

Blade Runner really holds up. I just watched it the other day and was re-amazed at how excellently it was made.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 8:56:37 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: freedumb2003

“feed the tuna mayonnaise” - one of these movies - bad movie, great line, famous actor.


15 posted on 06/11/2012 8:57:16 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: wbill

***ET. Since I heard Speilberg “improved” it, it’s unlikely that I ever will bother. ***

It is just a feel good kid show in which guns have digitally been removed and replaced with radios. The movie is a good lead in for Speilberg’s WAR OF THE WORLDS or ET Returns.


16 posted on 06/11/2012 8:58:11 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: DemforBush
I've never seen E.T.

LOL! The last time I went to the movies to see a movie was to see E.T. It was the easiest way I could think of to entertain my then boyfriend's 10 year old son while the BF was at work!

I also agree with you about Garp!

17 posted on 06/11/2012 8:58:11 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Yardstick

Bladerunner and Road Warrior for me.


18 posted on 06/11/2012 8:58:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: freedumb2003

We have fond memories of Tron ‘because’ it was so different. And it holds up very well. The visuals were groundbreaking and the story had a massive conceptual impact on the way computers developed. The soundtrack by Wendy Carlos is a historical achievement in the world of synth music.

No, it’s not “Gone with the Wind” but as a sci fi flickit’s among the greats. A classic in every sense of the word.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 8:59:50 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: DemforBush
Fast times at Ridgemont High...... I seem to remember that movie.
20 posted on 06/11/2012 9:01:24 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: DemforBush

Some comments on the list

Conan the Barbarian - Never saw all of it.
The Road Warrior - Good post-apocalypse flick that has not aged well.
Rocky III - Never saw it.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan - One of the best ST films
Poltergeist - OK
E.T. - Never saw it, hope I never will.
Blade Runner - One of my fav’s, but prefer the director’s cut.
The Thing - Never saw it.
Secret of NIMH - Never saw it.
Tron - Cool effects, boring storyline. Arcade game even worse.
The Pretentious Crapfest Known as The World According to Garp - Agreed.
An Officer and a Gentleman - Could never get through the entire movie.
Night Shift - Mindless comedy.
Pink Floyd’s The Wall - This might be better if you are stoned (I wasn’t).
Fast Times and Ridgemont High - Phoebe Cates. ‘Nuf said.


21 posted on 06/11/2012 9:01:38 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: DemforBush

1982 movies not on the list:

Porky’s
48 Hrs.
The Year of Living Dangerously
The Verdict
Diner (How could they leave this out?)
Gandhi
First Blood


22 posted on 06/11/2012 9:02:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DemforBush

Sorry, but none of these movies impressed me much at all.


23 posted on 06/11/2012 9:02:15 AM PDT by mtg
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To: DemforBush

Thanks for listing that. Really none of them are ones I’d recommend. “Night Shift”? Really??


24 posted on 06/11/2012 9:02:38 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: DemforBush

1966. The Sand Pebbles. Flight of the Phoenix. Never equaled.


25 posted on 06/11/2012 9:03:26 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: freedumb2003
I was thinking much of the same. I saw several of those and they were/are so unforgettable that I have basically forgotten what they were about.
26 posted on 06/11/2012 9:04:00 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Paul said the world would look like in the last days: See Romans 1: 13-32 for the examples.)
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To: kosciusko51
Fast Times and Ridgemont High - Phoebe Cates. ‘Nuf said.

Agreed, but I would also add "Sean Penn's greatest role"

27 posted on 06/11/2012 9:04:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: freedumb2003

Blade Runner in my opinion is one of the best sci fi movies of all time. Unlike Star Wars there isn’t one cheesy moment in the whole movie. It’s incredible.

Ridley Scott has announced that he has either a prequel or sequel to Blade Runner in the planning stages.


28 posted on 06/11/2012 9:05:13 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: freedumb2003
Blade Runner and ET are the only ones worth watching.

I don't know, given the Obama energy policy "Road Warrior" could be considered a survival training film.

29 posted on 06/11/2012 9:07:38 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Cincinatus
All he had to do was act naturally.
30 posted on 06/11/2012 9:08:11 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: kosciusko51

“Pink Floyd’s The Wall - This might be better if you are stoned (I wasn’t).”

Heh, you’re probably right about that one. I got dragged to a midnight movie showing of The Wall and was bored to tears. I enjoyed the music, but I didn’t care much one way or the other about the storyline...whatever it was.


31 posted on 06/11/2012 9:10:03 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: dfwgator

Wow. Many of these are far better than the original list:

Porky’s - Mindless teenage comedy. Never saw all of it.
48 Hrs. - “ROXANNE!!!!!!”
The Year of Living Dangerously - Probably one of Mel Gibson’s best roles.
The Verdict - I vaguely remember this one.
Diner (How could they leave this out?) - Agreed. A more mature comedy than “Porky’s” or “Night Shift”.
Gandhi - Too long and boring
First Blood - Mindless action film


32 posted on 06/11/2012 9:13:10 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: DemforBush

I feel old.


33 posted on 06/11/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: pabianice

“...1966. The Sand Pebbles. Flight of the Phoenix. Never equaled....”

True, that. However, IMHO, the remake of “The Flight of the Phoenix” was a better than average remake of a previous movie, as far as remakes go.


34 posted on 06/11/2012 9:21:43 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: DemforBush

Love your tagline too..Whats in the trunk, Ace? I think that was a couple years later though.


35 posted on 06/11/2012 9:21:47 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
yup. I like my aliens big and bad, not cute and cuddly. :-)

"Starship Troopers" is a classic, IMHO. Macho Space Marines zapping bugs with hand held nukes, while hot chicks slink around in the altogether. What's not to like?

36 posted on 06/11/2012 9:24:07 AM PDT by wbill
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To: DemforBush
I've never seen E.T.

Consider yourself lucky.

37 posted on 06/11/2012 9:28:20 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: DemforBush

I’m surprised they don’t have Tootsie or Sophie’s Choice on the list since they were both big Oscar nominees.


38 posted on 06/11/2012 9:29:08 AM PDT by dupree
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To: Norm Lenhart
"Tron" got me into computers. "Wargames" turned me into a computer geek.

......and 30 years later, here I am, still one.

39 posted on 06/11/2012 9:31:06 AM PDT by wbill
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To: jakerobins
There was a movie? All I remember was that one scene. :-)

Likely, the best use of gratuitous nudity in a feature film, ever. Top three, certainly. And I can't think of two more.

40 posted on 06/11/2012 9:33:24 AM PDT by wbill
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To: DemforBush

Blade Runner is the class of the list. Road Warrior is a classic as is The Thing. Not enough props for The Thing. It was a great horror flick and it’s special effects were copied in horror movies for the next 15 years. The ending scene is a true classic.


41 posted on 06/11/2012 9:34:54 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: DemforBush

That was an amazingly bad year for movies.

Khan was the only decent one on the list. Yes Phoebe Cates was hot but if one wants to see her totally naked, you could watch an old terrible movie named “Paradise”.


42 posted on 06/11/2012 9:36:20 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: wbill

Over the years I’ve read so many interviews with people across the spectrum that have cited Tron as a major influence on their work. Computer guys, writers, musicians/video people, artists, people in the special FX world... it’s really incredible how big an influence it was. The whole cyberpunk genre owes a big debt to that film as well. I was a geek to begin with but Tron pretty well solidified it.

And yea, the video game sucked, but it’s influence on gaming as a whole is staggering.


43 posted on 06/11/2012 9:39:57 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: jakerobins

Is that you Brad lol


44 posted on 06/11/2012 9:40:30 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: kosciusko51
The Thing - Never saw it.

good horror movie. Not in the classic, "Hitchcock" suspense-type horror. Not a slash-and-stab-the-naked-teenagers-type horror movie.

Just an all-out, in your face, no-holds-barred, scare the pants off you, gross you out, and make you think entirely too much -type horror movie.

I saw it when I was a teenager and had trouble sleeping for a week. Saw it again awhile ago. Still was a little unsettling.

45 posted on 06/11/2012 9:44:08 AM PDT by wbill
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To: CaptainK
The movie version of Garp was as pretentious as the book.

________________________________________

Well, now I know who the other guy who read Garp is.

46 posted on 06/11/2012 9:47:57 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
I saw the sequel to Tron in the theater.

Cool concepts, but it didn't hold up well.

I think that "Tron" will wind up like "The Matrix"... the visual effects in the original are so far ahead of everything else, that they stand on their own. And then, all of the sequels (or copycats) just don't cut it.

47 posted on 06/11/2012 9:52:51 AM PDT by wbill
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To: DemforBush
Even if you haven't seen E.T., you probably know the story. He comes to Earth and is feared by adults and loved by the children. He performs miracles and heals by his touch. The adults hunt him down and kill him. He resurrects and then ascends into the heavens to return home. I've heard that an entire religion was based on the movie. I'm looking forward to E.T. Returns.
48 posted on 06/11/2012 9:57:57 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: freedumb2003

Night Shift is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.


49 posted on 06/11/2012 10:02:04 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: DemforBush
The ones I like on the list (and also have on Blu-ray):

The Road Warrior

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan

Blade Runner

50 posted on 06/11/2012 10:03:17 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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