Timeless Angst and the Struggle of Desire: 1984’s Reckless

Connie Helena
5 min readMay 4, 2016

A bolt of lightning recently took out my wifi, and because I don’t subscribe to cable, that act of nature also took out all my streaming television choices as well. So I was inspired to connect my barely functioning VCR to my big beautiful flat screen and watch a few of my personal favorites on tape.

Whenever I am relegated to VHS for any reason, as much as I would like to say I take a long time making my selection from my odd collection of classics (Apocalypse Now, Hardware, The Hunger, Breaking the Waves, Animal House, etc.), a…