Monday, February 11, 2008

Retro Film Anthology Viewing @ 80's Party

So, ole C-O-X threw a Rad Party! We had some interesting characters arrive.

Here are some pics of the Motley Crew:

We watched 2 Totally Awesome Flicks:

We started with "Weird Science". Who doesn't remember this one?............well, amazingly a huge # of the party animals had NOT seen this one. Wow! blew me away. Anyway, how many Oscars did this thing win? I cant even remember.
Any teenager loved this movie. I think I have seen it at least 40 times. Directed by John Hughes & stars Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Paxton, and who can forget Kelly LeBrock?

Weird Science Trivia:
- John Hughes wrote this film in two days.

- Anthony Michael Hall makes a reference to a girlfriend from Canada. His character "Brian" from The Breakfast Club (1985) also makes a reference to an imaginary girlfriend from Canada.

- Kelly LeBrock's character name was inspired by Apple Computer's first GUI computer, the Apple Lisa.

Next up was "The Breakfast Club", and once again there was an astounding # of punks that had missed this one back in the day.
Awesome Film. Sweet Cast: Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, and Emilio Estevez. Also Directed by John Hughes. Can't go too wrong with this.

Breakfast Club Trivia:
- John Hughes also wrote this film in two days.

- Most teenage movies that John Hughes has written are also take place in Shermer Illinois and involve a Shermer High School. Weird Science (1985), written by Hughes and also starring Anthony Michael Hall, also takes place in Shermer.

- John Cusack was originally cast as John Bender, but John Hughes decided to replace him with Judd Nelson before shooting began.

- The scene in which all characters sit in a circle on the floor in the library and tell stories about why they were in detention was not scripted. John Hughes told them all to ad-lib.

- At the time of shooting, Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall were the only Breakfast Club members of high school age, both being 16. Emilio Estevez and Ally Sheedy both were 22, and Judd Nelson was 25.

If you were there at the COX soire, you know you loved em. If you weren't I hope this sparks you to throwback to some of your favorite 80's movies. Later.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I'd even heard of Weird Science before the bash. I have seen the Breakfast Club but only in segments on TBS. I've seen so many that I'm pretty sure I've seen the whole thing.