East coasters, I'm headed out your way next week. (tangent: does anyone remember the show The Great Space Coaster? I can't remember anything about it but the song). I'll be in Baltimore, DC, and Philly. See my events page for details. It's going to be a busy 5 days, with 4-5 events each day. Yikes! If you come see me, I'll tell you what my super secret project is in person, as long as you promise not to blog about it.
rapunzel's revenge won the 2009 Leah Adezio Award for most kid-friendly graphic novel! Thanks to Friends of Lulu and all who voted!
Now, to get serious. Were all the best high school movies made in the 1980s? I give you:
- Pretty in Pink
- Sixteen Candles
- Breakfast Club
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Can anything else rival these classics of teen romance, comedy, and angst? I might add Goonies, My Bodyguard, Back to the Future, Say Anything--all made in the 80s. What is it with that decade? Did we honor the high school years in the 1980s, the twenties in the 90s, and the thirties in the 2000s? Was there just a plethora of directors and writers in their heyday that decade? Or is it coincidence?
I must be forgetting awesome high school movies that have been made since. There's got to be...aha! Napoleon Dynamite. But...look at the costumes in that movie, and the music selection. It's totally eighties. Interesting...