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Essential Seven Best 80’s Movie Musical Montages

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My recollection of one of the best  “musical montages” as a film technique started with the original Rocky film. Sure other films have used this technique, but what montage is more remembered than the Rocky training montage ending with him running up the Philadelphia Museum of Art stairs. That is an example of it done well.

A horrible trend began with filmmakers in the 80’s began to incorporate this technique constantly. The basic premise was to quickly show the character’s success as he prepares to achieve his goal. It would cost too much money and waste valuable time for a writer to work out plot points, and foreshadow how the character grows to adapt to this problem. Instead, take 3 minutes of video with a kick-ass song, and you got essentially a cheap way to advance a film’s story.

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