|Woody Allen, "Sleeper," 1973.|
I forget, sometimes, that when I was first introduced to Woody Allen's "early, funny films" as a teenager in the 1980s that his films were barely 10 years old. Watching them now they seem not dated, but definitely reflective of a certain time.I loved "Sleeper" when I first saw it. It's a great send-up of the sci-fi genre as well as 1970s counter culture. And I love when Diane Keaton does a Marlon Brando impersonation.
The Princess Bride, 1987
|Cary Elwes, "The Princess Bride," 1987.|
I dressed as The Dread Pirate Roberts for Halloween one year. "The Princess Bride" is easily one of the best films from the 1980s. Great script with memorable, funny dialogue; enchanting performances from a huge cast of supporting characters; and one of the best sword fights ever caught on screen. Did I mention my date the year I was The Man in Black, my date went as The Princess Bride?