Good Morning Folks – Here’s wishing everyone a truly fantastic Monday.

This week we are back with the 80’s looking at some truly classic films and some great music!

Who remembers this?

The Breakfast Club – 1984!


34 Years ago – oh my – 34 you say??

What were you doing then?


People forget that when you’re 16, you’re probably more serious than you’ll ever be again. You think seriously about the big questions.

John Hughes

Most of my characters are romantic rather than sexual. I think that’s an essential difference in my pictures. I think they are more accurate in portraying young people as romantic – as wanting a relationship, an understanding with a member of the opposite sex more than just physical sex.

John Hughes

Have a great Monday folks!

20 thoughts on “QFTD 85

  1. I love the 80’s too, but I was a child growing up and I had a very secluded, secure upbringing. I loved the music because I had so many older cousins who got married in the 80’s but a lot of the films passed me by, unless It was a kids film and it came on telly. I remember the Neverending Story and the Princess Bride were highlights for me.
    Music wise, I have always LOVED Blondie, Wham, Spandau Ballet, Alison Moyet but I would have been too young to really know what was going on. I was also a Huge fan of Jive Bunny because I really liked Glenn Miller and Rock n’ Roll music and to have it put together and people were playing it again seemed great. Now I greatly prefer the originals. Taste is something you acquire I think. 🙂

    1. tatse comes with age and wisdom l think – l too loved the jive bunny remixes but equally prefer both originals and remakes.

      in the 90’s l was very much a raver, very heavily into house, jungle, balaeric, garage, rave and acid beat so have learned to appreciate many differing types of music.

      I started to really become aware to that genre after the move out of punk which whilst l hated at the time, l grew to appreciate it more when l realised that a lot of the early house was a move on from punk.

      I followed a lot of the early stuff from Malcom McLaren such as this piece – Buffalo Girls 1983 and so really started to understand the ethos behind bands like Sex pistols.

  2. I LOVE the 80’s. I was born in 1984 though, giving away my age there…but I don’t turn 34 for another 4 months. 🙂

    It’s funny though, my favorite bands are much older… I love the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, CCR, The Eagles, The Band, Three Dog Night, etc…. but I am a HUGE lover of music, so there’s some from the 80’s & 90’s mixed in too!

    Thank you for sharing though, I love anything that makes me feel nostalgic, and I really like The Breakfast Club…I remember as a teen I had a thing for John, (Judd Nelson) the bad boy, rebel! Ha ha!

    1. Excellent Kristian, thank you also for sharing – Judd as an actor back then was very much a favourite amongst both sexes. The guys wanted to be like him and the girls wanted that very image 🙂

  3. Brilliant! I was 16 in 1984 so the John Hughes movies really spoke for me and my friends. The 80s will always be so full of memories for me.
    You nailed this one!

  4. John Hughes is one of my favorite filmmakers. I was born in 1988, so I didn’t see many of his movies until I was in college. The Breakfast Club is one of my all-time favorites.

    1. Hey Laura – hope you are keeping welI how is your Truly Inspired coming along?

      I think in truth, for that time The Breakfast Club served as an excellent brat pack movie, it was able to capture the movie goer in exactly the way Hughes wanted it caught 🙂

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