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Recommendations of DVD's to depict a Decade (Coming of Age)?????

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  1. WBC

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    Guys,

    I've been thinking about teen movies that might be worth getting on DVD that depict a decade....................


    In my mind the type of movies I'm talking about are your general coming of age movies that stylise the era with fashion, attitude, scenery etc.

    Can you fill in the blanks???

    The 50's: Grease, ......

    The 60s': American Graffiti, The Flamingo Kid, The Wanderers???

    The 70's: ........

    The 80's: Beat Street, The Breakfast Club, ........

    The 90's: Clueless, ........

    Thanks
    Stace :D
     
  2. FoxyMulder

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    Depends on which part of the world u belong to i suppose if ur an african american Boyz in the Hood might be a good nineties teen movie for reflection on the decade, other i suggest are as follows
    80's teen movies Rumblefish, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Valley Girl, Less than Zero, or if ur a vampire looking for memories of ur teenage years then perhaps The Lost Boys.
     
  3. the_pauley

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    Grease is actually set in the early '60s.

    The landmark rites-of-passage movie of the '60s has got to be The Graduate . Another couple of contenders set in the '60s are West Side Story and John Waters' Hairspray.

    Surely the ultimate movie of this type to represent the '50s is Rebel Without a Cause ? Being a teenager doesn't get any more difficult and angst-ridden than James Dean. Another is Elvis Presley in Loving You a virtual recreation (with considerable dramatic license) of his rise to fame.

    Another era defining '50s piece (made in the '70s) is Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show .

    The '70s has got to be Saturday Night Fever and Spike Lee's Summer of Sam.

    A suggestion for a snapshot of the '80s/'90s is 24 Hour Party People

    And a final suggestion for a '40s one The Summer of '42 (again a '70s movie) - it doesn't get anymore "boy-becomes-a-man" than this.

    Another contender (not sure of what era it's set in ('50s/'60s) is Coppola's The Outsiders
     
  4. Dean

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    For the 80's you can't forget Risky Business, Back to the Future, Trading Places, Coming to America, to name a few...
     
  5. the_pauley

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    Huh??? :confused:

    Missing the point somewhat aren't we?
     
  6. Dean

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    Didn't see the teen bit, even so what's wrong with Risky Business? Last I remember that's a landmark 80's teen film. Also consider Weird Science which is kinda funny too, for an 80's flick.
     
  7. Iain Shields

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    A more recent film that you might want to try if you havn't allready is Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous which was released in 1999 or 2000 I believe...

    Based quite a bit on Crowe's life, it follows him as he moves into his teenage years while touring America with an up and coming rock band as a (very) young writer for Rolling Stone magazine in the 70's...

    It has a good bit of the fashion, attitude, scenery from the 70's but as you might imagine it deals mostly with the music from that era and as such has a rock'n'roll soundtrack to die for. The acting is very good throughout and in it's R1 3-disc (2 dvd, 1 cd) bootleg cut director's edition, make's it a highly recommended purchase IMHO.
     
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    Stand by me. Set in the 50's or 60's I think
     
  9. Cheese Police

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    For 100% teenage rites of passage films I have a few more suggestions:

    70s - Dazed and confused (Richard Linklater, very sweet and cool soundtrack)

    80s - Gregory's girl (no introduction needed)

    90s - Show me love (aka ****ing Amal) - a love story about 2 Swedish teenage girls

    00s - Igby goes down (excellent and underrated)

    I must confess that I really like this genre, grew up with the John Hughes films, and The Outsiders/Rumblefish etc...
     
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    70's Shaft ?orig
     
  11. darhart

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    For the 90's it has to be Human traffic, takes me right back.:)
     
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    My vote goes to Empire Records for the 90's
     
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    I agree with Dazed and Confused the 70's.

    Wierd Science for the 80's (not for the barb wire bra) and War Games

    The Commitments for the 90's

    Magnolia for the 00's
     

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