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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Tao of 80s Cinema

For whatever reason, I've been watching a lot of 80s movies recently. I love them - the hair, the mayhem, the dialogue that ranges from John-Hughes-clever to so-painful-it's-delicious. I just can't get enough.
And I've come to a conclusion: For all of their cheese and improbability, there is some nugget of wisdom in all of the 80s classics. Some binding force of keen understanding, the path or way - The Tao of 80s Cinema.

Let me show you what I mean:

Ferris Beuller's Day Off: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. 

Pretty in Pink: If somebody doesn't believe in me, I can't believe in them.

Moonstruck: Snap Out of it!!

Back to the Future: If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. 

Dirty Dancing: Nobody puts Baby in a corner. 

The Breakfast Club: Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.

Sixteen Candles: That's why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they'd call them something else. 

Big: Have a drink. Have a couple drinks - it's a party. 

Footloose: There is a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to laugh... and a time to weep. A time to mourn... and there is a time to dance.

Working Girl:  Dress shabbily and they notice the dress. Dress impeccably, they notice the woman! - Coco Chanel

Say Anything: - No one thinks it will work, do they? - No. You just described every great success story. 

Ghostbusters: We came, we saw, we kicked ass.

Less Than Zero: Everyone is accountable. 

A Christmas Story: Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at it's zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disaster descends upon us. 

St. Elmo's Fire: It ain't a party till something gets broken.

Steel Magnolias: The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize. 

The Meaning of Life: You see, life's a game, you sometimes win or lose. 

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: Velcro. Next to the Walkman and Tab it is the coolest invention of the 20th Century!

Tootsie: Get some therapy. 

Indiana Jones: In this sort of race, there's no silver metal for finishing second. 

Heathers: If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being. You'd be a game-show host. 

The Karate Kid: Wax on, Wax off.

Risky Business: Sometimes you gotta say what the f**k. 

The Princess Bride: This is true love - you think this happens every day?

Can't Buy Me Love: You can do anything you want, anything you put your heart and mind into!

Roxanne: It's not the size of the nose that matters, it's what's inside that counts!

When Harry Met Sally: When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. 

Stand By Me: Everybody's weird. 

Tron: On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy. 

Caddyshack: A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut without without a hole, is a danish. 

E.T.: Beeee Goooddd. 

Dead Poet's Society: No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. 

Take the Tao of the 80s with you today.
Follow the path of optimistic, crimped hair, ray-banned understanding.

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