I watched Valley Girl (1983) this month and has a wonderful 80s soundtrack. There are a couple of other music moments I could have selected from the same film, but my favorite is early in the story at a party. Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs happens to be on the stereo and adds to the heightened emotion of the moment. I guess it’s many girls dream to be swept off their feet in such a way.
Coincidentally, I found a short bonus clip from the 2018 Sundance film Festival in which Nicolas Cage is interviewed by Kevin Smith and talks about his memories of the film.
If you follow the latest Oscar nominated releases, you may know Call You By Your Name (2017) (which I saw recently) memorably uses the same Psychedelic Furs song (in two different scenes no less). Once at a party, and another time when out at night in the streets. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Valley Girl was an inspiration, as in both films there is a heartfelt scene in which a father passes on wisdom to a teenager.
What do you think? As always, comments are welcome