Thursday, October 7, 2010

80's Movie Memories

I really get a kick out of introducing my kids to things from my childhood. Especially movies. We watched a lot of movies over and over and over again growing up. My mom worked nights so daytime during the summer was a free for all while she slept.

The best thing about these movies was most of them were recorded off the TV. There were often scenes missing because someone forgot to turn off the pause button when the movie came back on after the commercials. There was also some fabulous dubbing. I remember we used to mock the recording of Back to the Future 3 we had because we could clearly read Michael J Fox's lips while the dubbing said "Crap."

Here are a few of the movies I have fond memories of and my favorite lines from some that I remember:

Short Circuit: "Number 5 is alive" "Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?"
My kids watched this on Hulu a month or so ago. They loved it. This is one of my favorites.

Karate Kid: No memorized line, but I can't count the number of times I re-enacted the crane kick at the end. It was so fun to watch this with G-man at see him get so excited when "Daniel-son" won the karate match.

Princess Bride: "My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die" "No more rhymes now, I meant it" "Anybody want a peanut" "Mawwiage, Mawwiage is wot bwings us togever today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam wifin a dweam..." I could continue quoting this part for quite a while. Another one of my favorites. I think my love for medieval dresses comes from this movie.

Anne of Green Gables/Anne of Avonlea: I still have to watch this one every now and then . And read the books. I always wanted to change my name and put an "e" at the end so I could be Luanne with an e.

Return of the Jedi: I think we watched this all the time because of the Ewoks.

Back to the Future 1,2, and 3: I want to know where our hoverboards are. 2015 is only 5 years away.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit: No quotes or explanation as to why we watched it all the time. That movie is a little dark for kids.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Who didn't love Indian Jones?

Man from Snowy River: So Beautiful. I went through the love of horses that many girls do when I was 9 or 10. I loved this movie. And the music.

So far we own most of these and my kids have watched them. I need to get my hands on '*batteries not included' to show my kids. They would get a kick out of the cute little robots.

Some other ones we watched were: Darby O'Gill and the Little People, The Gnome Mobile, the Journey of Natty Gann...

I'm sure there are some movies I've forgotten and there are many more classic 80s movies I haven't included. Our movie choices were limited to whatever happened to be playing on Disney's Sunday night at the movies. So I didn't get much variety. It's crazy how much of my childhood was spent watching the same movies over and over again. Kids are weird.


TrishAnderson said...

Funny, Josh and I were just discussing some of these movies last night. Ah, the fond memories.

Rulon and Toni said...

Yea, the simplicities of our younger life. Sometimes I could wish for it back.

J. Peter said...

Goonies! what about goonies?

Reina said...

And Pipi longstocking!! I LOVED that as a kid

Luann said...

I didn't even get started on the cartoons: He-man, she-ra, Transformers, Care Bears, GI Joe...they've got She-ra, Voltron, and Legend of Zelda on Hulu right now. My kids watch these now on Saturday morning instead of the junk cartoons they have these days.
Jordan, I vaguely remember goonies, but someone recorded over it at some point when I was younger, so I don't really remember it.

paul and lacy ebert said...

I own most of those too! My family was not into all the science-fiction ones, and I dont like indiana jones :) I would have to add "chitty chitty bang bang" to my list and all the Disney movies. I like this post.. makes me want to go watch Anne of Green Gables right now!