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rocksteadyflamethrower

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This phrase came up in the topic for "Can't Hardly Wait". It was used in reference to teen movies of the early 90s.

Am I the only one who gets the fact that, with very few exceptions, if it came out in 1990 then it's a 90s movie?

These are the exceptions to the rule. The following movies all have 1989 copyright dates and can be considered 80s movies:

-"Impluse"
-"Tremors"
-"Blue Steel"
-"Downtown"
-"Lisa"
-"Loose Cannons"
-"Honeymoon Academy"

Let me put it another way:

Would you consider "Raging Bull" and "Times Square" to be 70s movies or 80s movies?

Let me put it yet another way:

"SNL", whenever they have their anniversaries, celebrate said anniversary the year before it actually. The 20th anniversary of SNL was 1995, but it was celebrated in the 94-95 season. When it came to the 95-96 season, it was the 21st season.

Without smileys or winks or jokes, does anybody get what I'm trying to say?

Sincerely,

John Kilduff

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quote:
Originally posted by rocksteadyflamethrower:


Am I the only one who gets the fact that, with very few exceptions, if it came out in 1990 then it's a 90s movie?



Nope. But you're probably the only one who would find a reason to start a thread on the matter.


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quote:
Originally posted by rocksteadyflamethrower:


Without smileys or winks or jokes, does anybody get what I'm trying to say?

Again. Nope. Don't really see the point of this thread.

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rocksteadyflamethrower said: "Without smileys or winks or jokes, does anybody get what I'm trying to say?"

I have yet to understand why you take it so personally when someone misses a movie release date by a year. I only wish I had that much spare time to be that critical...

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And Noms when you post a thread on the Download lineup, make sure that since it's 2006, that you state that it's 2006 so folks won't misunderstand it as being the lineup from last year. LMAO... [Roll Eyes]
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Do you mean strictly datewise, or the "feel" of pop culture, fashion or moviemaking?

If it's the latter, I'd say there was an '80s hangover through 1992, hell, maybe even a teeny bit of '93 (despite that being the peak grunge/"90s" year).

Wayne's World (1992) had a very '80s young rocker feel to it. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991) feels more like a John Hughes movie than, say something with Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler.

Of course it's not instantaneous or anything. People were already starting to make fun of/get tired of the '80s by 1989 (from what I know and can remember, no kid in '89 would've wanted to say things like "Totally, gag me with a spoon").

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quote:
from what I know and can remember, no kid in '89 would've wanted to say things like "Totally, gag me with a spoon"
I'm not sure that many people outside of the Valley said those kinds of things anyway [Wink]

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Wayne's World (1992) had a very '80s young rocker feel to it.
It's important to remember that Wayne's World was actually mocking the whole rock fan scene. When a film comes out that's mocking a contemporary movement, the movement is officially dead. When I saw it at the cinema, I knew that the whole hair metal movement was dying. The grunge explosion delivered the final killer blow the same year.

The teen film had already withered by 1989. There were plenty of new films coming out, but they weren't as successful (the last Hughes teen film 'One Wild Night' was a flop). When 'Heathers' was released, it delivered a killer blow to the genre.

As far as the dates go, culture and fashions etc were already changing by '89. But it wasn't until later (maybe the end of '92) that the 80's were gone, and everything was looking and sounding different.

It was the same with the switch from the 70's to the 80's: On Jan 1st 1980, people weren't making huge bonfires out of flares and Bee Gees albums. It took a little while for Disco to die, and for people wearing flares to become legal targets for assassination.

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^ Good points. Actually, if you look at any celebrity or popular culture that becomes a movie, that's usually the beginning of the end of its popularity (i.e. Rick Springfield's "Hard to Hold", Britney Spears in Crossroads, Beavis & Butthead Do America).

I'll agree roughly 1989-91 and maybe some of '92 as well, was sort of its own era - not quite the Grunge/Simpsons/Reality Bites '90s, but after the "real" '80s had faded.

Yeah, Heathers was a very '90ish movie, despite being fron '89.

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