From Top Gun to Stand By Me: why the 1980s is my favourite film decade | Film | The Guardian: "I’m such a raging narcissist (or sociopath) that I generally assume my taste is the same as everyone else’s. How can people possibly think differently from me? Obviously everyone prefers Albert Finney’s Poirot to David Suchet’s Poirot, Blur to Oasis, hard cheese to soft cheese, Anchorman to Knocked Up, 80s goofball Tom Hanks to 90s Oscar winner Tom Hanks, right? Right?
So when I was asked to write about my favourite decade for films I sighed and said, “Well, I guess the 80s have already been taken, right?” Because, obviously, my favourite film decade is everyone’s favourite film decade, right?
Wrong. It turned out I was the only 80s taker, which amazed and rather depressed me. Because the truth is, as much as I have slowly come to accept that some (insane) people truly do prefer brie to cheddar, I do not believe anyone actually doesn’t love 80s films. They’re just too much of a snob to admit it."