History UsefulNotes / TheEighties

13th Apr '18 4:34:04 PM darkchiefy
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* The decade was also known when a number of successful films were given sequels. While the Franchise/JamesBond series had entries at this point, this was the decade where it became very common for sequels to emerge as many began to retain some of the box office success of the original films. It was particularly common with Action and Horror films. At the end of the decade, 4 of the top 10 grossing films of the decade were sequels with 5 other films on the list getting at least 1 sequel.

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* The decade was also known when a number of successful films were given sequels. While the Franchise/JamesBond there had been some successful film series had entries at this point, like the long running Franchise/JamesBond, this was the decade where it became very common for sequels to emerge as many began to retain some of the box office success of the original films.films, ultimately leading to various results commercially and critically. It was particularly common with Action and Horror films. At the end of the decade, 4 of the top 10 grossing films of the decade were sequels with 5 other films on the list getting at least 1 sequel.
13th Apr '18 4:30:19 PM darkchiefy
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* This decade saw a number of major Hollywood studios getting bought by multi-national conglomerates and mergers with other companies.
** Creator/UnitedArtists merged with Creator/{{MGM}} in 1981. UsefulNotes/TedTurner would purchase their film library in 1986 to get material for his 'Ted Turner Classic' cable channel.

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* This decade saw a number of major Hollywood studios getting bought by multi-national conglomerates and mergers with other companies.
companies, many of which never had experience in the film business before.
** Creator/UnitedArtists merged with Creator/{{MGM}} in 1981. UsefulNotes/TedTurner would purchase their film library in 1986 to get material for his 'Ted Turner Classic' Classics' cable channel.
13th Apr '18 4:28:57 PM darkchiefy
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** Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox was bought by an oil tycoon Marvin Davis in 1981 with publisher Rupert Murdoch buying a 50 percent stake in 1985.

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** Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox was bought by an the oil tycoon Marvin Davis in 1981 with publisher Rupert Murdoch buying a 50 percent stake in 1985.
13th Apr '18 4:25:42 PM darkchiefy
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** Creator/UnitedArtists merged with Creator/MGM in 1981. UsefulNotes/TedTurner would purchase their film library in 1986 to get material for his 'Ted Turner Classic' cable channel.

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** Creator/UnitedArtists merged with Creator/MGM Creator/{{MGM}} in 1981. UsefulNotes/TedTurner would purchase their film library in 1986 to get material for his 'Ted Turner Classic' cable channel.
13th Apr '18 10:29:00 AM KizunaTallis
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* [[{{Fantasy}} Fantasy Films]] Saw a resurgence in popularity in this decade, particularly after the success of Film/ConanTheBarbarian with [[HeroicFantasy Heroic Fantasies]] being popular in the early part of the decade. These included Film/{{Excalibur}}, Film/TheSwordAndTheSorcerer, Film/RedSonja and Film/{{Willow}}. Fairy Tale type fantasies were also produced such as Film/TheNeverEndingStory and the Film/PrincessBride. Some of these films like Film/Labyrinth did not gain box office success but would later become successful through home media with many of them now considered [[CultClassic Cult Classics]].
* Many successful teen oriented films where released this decade, some even spanning different genres while rarely talking down to their targeted audience. These included a number of comedy films that were directed or written like Film/TheBreakfastClub, Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff and Film/PrettyInPink. Many of his films starred members of a group of actors known by the media as the Creator/BratPack who also starred in other teen films throughout the decade. Some where more musical and dance based such as like Film/Fame, Film/Footloose, Film/DirtyDancing and Film/Hairspray. Even films with Science fiction and fantasy elements like Film/WeirdScience, Film/BackToTheFuture and Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure. Some of stars of these films continued to have prominent careers following these films such as Creator/TomCruise, Creator/KevinBacon and Creator/KeanuReeves.

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* [[{{Fantasy}} Fantasy Films]] Saw saw a resurgence in popularity in this decade, particularly after the success of Film/ConanTheBarbarian ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian'' with [[HeroicFantasy Heroic Fantasies]] being popular in the early part of the decade. These included Film/{{Excalibur}}, Film/TheSwordAndTheSorcerer, Film/RedSonja ''Film/{{Excalibur}}'', ''Film/TheSwordAndTheSorcerer'', ''Film/RedSonja'' and Film/{{Willow}}. ''Film/{{Willow}}''. Fairy Tale type fantasies were also produced such as Film/TheNeverEndingStory ''Film/TheNeverEndingStory'' and the Film/PrincessBride. ''Film/PrincessBride''. Some of these films like Film/Labyrinth ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' did not gain box office success but would later become successful through home media with many of them now considered [[CultClassic Cult Classics]].
* Many successful teen oriented teen-oriented films where were released this decade, some even spanning different genres while rarely talking down to their targeted audience. These included a number of comedy films that were directed or written by Creator/JohnHughes like Film/TheBreakfastClub, Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' and Film/PrettyInPink. Many ''Film/PrettyInPink'', many of his films which starred the members of a group of actors known by the media as the Creator/BratPack Creator/BratPack, who also starred in other teen films throughout the decade. Some where Along the way, more musical and dance based dance-based such as like Film/Fame, Film/Footloose, Film/DirtyDancing ''Film/{{Fame}}'', ''Film/{{Footloose}}'', ''Film/DirtyDancing'' and Film/Hairspray. ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' came out to wide success. Even films with Science science fiction and fantasy elements like Film/WeirdScience, Film/BackToTheFuture ''Film/WeirdScience'', ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' and Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure.''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'' found an audience. Some of stars of these films continued to have prominent careers following these films such as Creator/TomCruise, Creator/KevinBacon and Creator/KeanuReeves.
12th Apr '18 7:34:32 AM darkchiefy
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* This decade saw a number of major Hollywood studios getting bought by multi-national conglomerates.

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* This decade saw a number of major Hollywood studios getting bought by multi-national conglomerates.conglomerates and mergers with other companies.



** Creator/20thCenturyFox was bought by an oil tycoon Marvin Davis in 1981 with publisher Rupert Murdoch buying a 50 percent stake in 1985.

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** Creator/20thCenturyFox Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox was bought by an oil tycoon Marvin Davis in 1981 with publisher Rupert Murdoch buying a 50 percent stake in 1985.
12th Apr '18 7:31:31 AM darkchiefy
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* This decade saw a number of major Hollywood studios getting bought by multi-national conglomerates.
** Creator/UnitedArtists merged with Creator/MGM in 1981. UsefulNotes/TedTurner would purchase their film library in 1986 to get material for his 'Ted Turner Classic' cable channel.
** Creator/20thCenturyFox was bought by an oil tycoon Marvin Davis in 1981 with publisher Rupert Murdoch buying a 50 percent stake in 1985.
** Creator/ColumbiaPictures was purchased by the Coco Cola Company in 1982 and was sold to Creator/Sony in 1989 to form Creator/SonyPictures.
** Warner Communications, the parent of Creator/WarnerBros, began its merger with [[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time Inc]] in 1989 which was completed in 1990 with new joint company being called ''Time Warner''.
12th Apr '18 6:56:54 AM darkchiefy
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* The decade was also known when a number of successful films were given sequels. While the Franchise/JamesBond series had entries at this point, this was the decade where it became very common for sequels to emerge as many began to retain some of the box office success of the original films. It was particularly common with Action and Horror films. At the end of the decade, 4 of the top 10 grossing films of the decade were sequels with 5 other films on the list getting at least 1 sequel.
12th Apr '18 6:46:04 AM darkchiefy
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* [[{{Fantasy}} Fantasy Films]] Saw a resurgence in popularity in this decade, particularly after the success of Film/ConanTheBarbarian with [[HeroicFantasy Heroic Fantasies]] being popular in the early part of the decade. These included Film/{{Excalibur}}, Film/TheSwordAndTheSorcerer, Film/RedSonja and Film/Willow. Fairy Tale type fantasies were also produced such as Film/TheNeverEndingStory and the Film/PrincessBride. Some of these films like Film/Labyrinth did not gain box office success but would later become successful through home media with many of them now considered [[CultClassic Cult Classics]]

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* [[{{Fantasy}} Fantasy Films]] Saw a resurgence in popularity in this decade, particularly after the success of Film/ConanTheBarbarian with [[HeroicFantasy Heroic Fantasies]] being popular in the early part of the decade. These included Film/{{Excalibur}}, Film/TheSwordAndTheSorcerer, Film/RedSonja and Film/Willow.Film/{{Willow}}. Fairy Tale type fantasies were also produced such as Film/TheNeverEndingStory and the Film/PrincessBride. Some of these films like Film/Labyrinth did not gain box office success but would later become successful through home media with many of them now considered [[CultClassic Cult Classics]]
Classics]].
* Many successful teen oriented films where released this decade, some even spanning different genres while rarely talking down to their targeted audience. These included a number of comedy films that were directed or written like Film/TheBreakfastClub, Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff and Film/PrettyInPink. Many of his films starred members of a group of actors known by the media as the Creator/BratPack who also starred in other teen films throughout the decade. Some where more musical and dance based such as like Film/Fame, Film/Footloose, Film/DirtyDancing and Film/Hairspray. Even films with Science fiction and fantasy elements like Film/WeirdScience, Film/BackToTheFuture and Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure. Some of stars of these films continued to have prominent careers following these films such as Creator/TomCruise, Creator/KevinBacon and Creator/KeanuReeves.
12th Apr '18 5:36:39 AM darkchiefy
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* [[{{Fantasy}} Fantasy Films]] Saw a resurgence in popularity in this decade, particularly after the success of Film/ConanTheBarbarian with sword And sorcery films being popular in the early part of the decade. These included Film/{{Excalibur}}, Film/TheSwordAndTheSorcerer and Film/RedSonja. Fairy Tale type fantasies were also produced such as Film/TheNeverEndingStory and the Film/PrincessBride. Some of these films like Film/Labyrinth did not gain box office success but would later become successful through home media with many of them now considered [[CultClassic Cult Classics]]

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* [[{{Fantasy}} Fantasy Films]] Saw a resurgence in popularity in this decade, particularly after the success of Film/ConanTheBarbarian with sword And sorcery films [[HeroicFantasy Heroic Fantasies]] being popular in the early part of the decade. These included Film/{{Excalibur}}, Film/TheSwordAndTheSorcerer Film/TheSwordAndTheSorcerer, Film/RedSonja and Film/RedSonja.Film/Willow. Fairy Tale type fantasies were also produced such as Film/TheNeverEndingStory and the Film/PrincessBride. Some of these films like Film/Labyrinth did not gain box office success but would later become successful through home media with many of them now considered [[CultClassic Cult Classics]]
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