30 for 30: Amadeus (1984)




Sometimes, when I look over movie years (I get bored), I wish I was born in 1984 instead of sucky 1983. 1984 in film was so much more interesting. We had my favorite of the year, Milos Foreman’s tragi-comic pop art biopic AMADEUS, Roland Joffe’s disturbing The Killing Fields, Sergio Leone’s swan song Once Upon a Time in the West, James Cameron’s breakthrough The Terminator and the Coen brothers’ debut Blood Simple; There were also pop culture staples like Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Karate Kid and now-classic comedies like Broadway Danny Rose, Romancing the Stone and Splash. The 80s teen movie genre was out in full force as well with movies like Footloose, Revenge of the Nerds and Sixteen Candles. Yea, it’s a great year and I wish I were born in it. Okay, so I’m just being silly and killing words and space. I have nothing to say about the year 1984 so consider this post absolutely nonsensical like “Rock me Amadeus!” and on to the finish line tomorrow!


About 30-for-30

Movies are a huge part of my life – I mean, why else would I be running a blog/site devoted to movies? To commemorate the occasion of my 30th birthday (later this month), I’ll be counting down to the big day by posting a photo of my favorite movie for each year of the last 30 years I’ve survived on this planet. These aren’t my favorite 30 movies EVER but merely the movie I consider my favorite (or the best) of each year. This is my 30 for 30. Click here to see the other 30 for 30 posts.



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