The 1980s were a formative decade for a generation of filmmakers and audiences alike. Between technological advancements, new cinematography techniques, and the rise of the "blockbuster," the film industry and audience tastes were irrevocably changed moving forward.
This is a collection of small details from beloved '80s films. These films are the classic comfort foods of anyone's movie collection and there's sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
Vote up the details that make you want to have an '80s movie marathon!
- Photo: Labyrinth / TriStar Pictures
Redditor u/Pinkestunicorns pointed out these two (of five!) subtle visages of Jareth, The Goblin King in Jim Henson's beloved classic, Labyrinth.504Awesome detail?
- Photo: A Nightmare On Elm Street / New Line Cinema
Redditor u/stealthynotion pointed out this ingenious filmmaking detail:
In A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), the effect of blood rushing to the ceiling during Glen's (Johnny Depp) demise was achieved using an upside down set. It was actually spilling onto the floor. Director Wes Craven and DP Jacques Haitkin captured the scene strapped to the wall in race car seats.375Awesome detail?
Redditor u/BlackMoresRoy points out that the casts of both Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Breakfast Club attend the same high school. If Mr. Bueller decided to take his day off a year earlier and he was caught ditching school, there's a chance that he too could have been apart of that very special Saturday detention.280Awesome detail?
- Photo: E.T. / Universal Pictures
From Redditor u/Tokyono:
In E.T. (1982) the doctors trying to save E.T. were played by real life doctors from the USC medical center in Los Angeles. Stephen Spielberg felt that actors wouldn’t be able to make the medical dialogue sound natural, so recruited real doctors to deliver the dialogue.251Awesome detail?