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History and science will one day jointly agree that America hit its apex in teen movie making during the 1980s. So much angst! So many stolen kisses! All the music and dancing and dejected sliding down brick walls! And, of course, tons of mousse and acres of stonewashed jeans.
The latest proof for those historical scientists? A new video mashup of clips from over a dozen classic '80s films, set to the heart-stirring tune of Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)," a song featured in 1985's "The Breakfast Club."
That's right, all in one place are clips from "Back to the Future," "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure," "Stand By Me," "Risky Business," "The Goonies" — far too many to list here!
The video is the loving work of Robert Jones, a Las Vegas video editor who is obviously well-acquainted with the movies he's splicing together. In the YouTube comments for the video, he notes that he made it in honor of "The Breakfast Club's" upcoming 30th anniversary. He's also got a lot of terrific themed mashup videos designed to tweak your nostalgia neurons on his YouTube channel.
So check out the video, and while there, try to play the game of "name that movie." We lost count at 21. How well will you do?