Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Iconic Movies of 80's
Throughout the 80's era there were many iconic movies that represented societies views and thoughts on different issues. The decade of the 1980s tended to consolidate the gains made in the seventies rather than to initiate any new trends. These movies that characterised the previous decade. They were designed and packaged for mass audience appeal, many 80s films became what could be called 'classics'.
The Breakfast Club first arrived on our screens in 1985. The storyline consists of five high school students, all different stereotypes who meet in detention where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. John Hughes wrote and directed this film and many other iconic films in the 80s. It is debated that Hughes invented the era of "teen comedies" which best represented the youth of that era. The Breakfast Club featured everyone of the era together in a masterful representation of angst and truth. However, it is worth noting that in the main five characters there were no different ethnic races and all the teenagers were white and seemed to be middle class or upper class.
As with any significant iconic era, Hollywood and movie making can show the changes and/or the similarities to different eras. The 80s had a huge amount of popular "teen comedies" and such as The Goonies. These were aimed at teenagers across the entire country and were enjoyed globally. This shows why movies such as The Breakfast Club have been remembered.
Finally, a large reason for choosing this topic was the representation of teenagers. The movie shows that different stereotypes can get along in society. In my opinion this is a metaphor for the coming years with different races, genders and sexualities coming together as one and not having prejudices against each other.

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