by Eddie Winkle (NWM Staff Writer)
In the 80s, sappy movie montages were pretty much a given with every film. This cinematic crutch contained no dialogue. Instead you’d be treated to 5 plus minutes of an uplifting instrumental or song while watching the movie characters build something, fall in love or train to fight a bully. Here are 4 of ‘em that proves this pointless point.
ONE CRAZY SUMMER. (1986)
Montage Music: Jazzy, soft rock instrumental.
Montage Goal: Gang needs to rebuild a rundown boat to compete in a regatta.
Stars: John Cusak, Demi Moore and Jeremy Piven
SPRING BREAK (1983)
Montage Music: Caught Up In You [38 Special]
Montage Goal: Nelson needs to find a Coca-Cola for his soon-to-be girlfriend (Susie).
Star: David Knell
TOP GUN (1986)
Montage Music: Playing With The Boys [Kenny Loggins]
Montage Goal: Goose and Maverick need to win in volleyball.
Stars: Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Kelly McGillis
Bonus: Offers eye candy and a smidge of homo-eroticism.
SECRET OF MY SUCCESS (1987)
Montage Music: 3 Themes [David Foster]
Montage Goal: Brantley (Carlton) and Christy need to formulate a business strategy to defend the company from a corporate takeover.
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater