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  •  I'd throw in Gleaming the Cube which is the only (6+ / 0-)

    eighties movie I know of that treats asians as real people from actual countries and not just vaguely "asian".

    Plus some great skateboarders.

    But I'd be lying if I didn't admit that Pump Up the Volume had a huge effect on me in so many ways.

    The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 07:37:53 PM PST

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    •  I've never gotten to see Gleaming The Cube (2+ / 0-)
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      papa monzano, AoT

      but two other, lesser known, Christian Slater movies that you might enjoy are the FANTASTIC "Untamed Heart" (co-starring Marisa Tomei and Rosie Perez) and the still pretty good and almost-impossible-to-find "The Legend Of Billie Jean" (starring a young Helen Slater). Like PUTV, both of those films deal with some serious issues that weren't really well-addressed in mass entertainment of the time: class, gender politics, etc.

    •  Incredibly hard to find (0+ / 0-)

      I used to rent the VHS all the time but could never get the DVD. Always heard there was a very small release and nothing since. You can get it on Amazon for $90 but that's just exorbitant.

      Loved Pump Up The Volume too.

      "I chose to change facts, reality, and the meaning of words, in order to make a much larger point." - Paul Ryan John Oliver

      by SC Lib on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 12:40:28 PM PST

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