There comes an age, usually after your teens, which you reach and in your mind you never really move on from it despite the birthdays which come and go. For DH it was 17 when he could learn to drive, that was the age he wanted to get to and for me it was 25. Don’t ask me why but 25 to me seemed to be I was an adult, not a Kidult ie 18 but not really an “adult”. This was in 1989 and I had been married for a year, working, my own home and was killing it at life!!!! In 1986 I was 22 and started living with DH which is when my life really started, so the films we went to see then remain very much a big part.
Of course now those films are middle aged and I always say when something like this comes to your attention it is only then that you realise that you are getting older too, not those birthdays which come and go every year!!!!!!!
These are my favourite middle aged films that came out in 1986.
“Highlander” was one of DH and My’s first dates. What is not to love in that it began in Scotland and had a film score by “Queen” and what a score it was, our favourite song which became DH and my’s song “It’s A Kind of Magic” is from the film score! Haven’t watched this for a while but originally had it on VHS tape and then bought it on DVD (how many films and albums have you done that with?). Still love to watch it now.
“When Harry Met Sally” I loved and again bought it on VHS, DVD and have it on my iPod as well!!! If I EVER want to watch a feel good film and immerse myself in the ’80’s then this is what I put on. It really is based upon Pride & Prejudice but we can forgive Norah Ephron for using Jane Austen’s book as her inspiration and Harry is definitely not Mr Darcy but he is the 1986 version. I loved the idea of moving to New York and living in the City that never sleeps and I loved the clothes and the bookstores and that Sally was a journalist. We lived in Nottingham at the time and for the UK it is a vibrant city, not quite open 24 hours but DH and I had the same sort of life as Harry & Sally, all before “BC” – Before Children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My final middle aged film is “Labyrinth” with another kick ass score by David Bowie!!! It was the romatic film of 1986 and who would not want to dance with Mr Bowie in that fabulous dress worn by Sarah, but the true heroes of the film were the Jim Henson characters especially Hoggle, Ludo and Sir Didymus!
If you have never seen these three films then check them out over the weekend they really are feel good ones and in fact I will probably watch them. They have also managed to stand the test of time, despite being 35 years old they have not really dated, even When Harry Met Sally which is firmly set in the 1980’s. The only other film, which is not quite middle aged at only 23 is “You’ve Got Mail” another Norah Ephron film and yes this is on my iPod too!!! I think by the time this does reach 35 it will still be standing the test of time!!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to, us? – chaos; cars into storage, hire cars being delivered, vans to transport things places including Penny and somewhere in between the normal weekend stuff!!! I will be back here on Monday, probably asleep at my desk!!!!!!
Hugs & Love, Susie xx