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Isn't it OUR time, Mr. Hand?



Yes, Spicoli ... it is! Fast Times at Ridgemont High will join the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress as a film that defined our times. Films are picked for the honor of preservation in the collection annually. Other 80s classics already preserved include: Spinal Tap, Stranger Than Paradise, Do The Right Thing, E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

But you gotta love Fast Times making the list. Mr. Vargas would approve.

When they get around to adding more from the 80s, allow me to recommend: The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, When Harry Met Sally, Back to the Future, Top Gun, Say Anything and Risky Business.

(There are some other good films from the 80s -- like Dead Poet's Society for example -- but I don't think they reflect the time in which it was made, and it sounds like that was a criteria in making the list. I could be wrong.)

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