Decade Definers: 1980s – Goonies, Gremlins and Ghostbusters: The Golden Age of the Family-Friendly Film

Written by Fiona Underhill Full disclosure: I was born in 1980 and therefore obviously the 1980s WAS my childhood. So, I am biased when I say that the 1980s was a golden age for the family-friendly live-action film. However, I stand by it (and I’m about to show you the receipts). The 1980s were NOT a golden age for animation (which was reignited by Disney … Continue reading Decade Definers: 1980s – Goonies, Gremlins and Ghostbusters: The Golden Age of the Family-Friendly Film

Decade Definers: 1980s – Birth Of The Action Hero

Written by Chris Gelderd Like most things in life, it’s hard to pin-point the exact formation of something. A season. A movement. A trend. These things just seem to happen when every factor around it comes into alignment and all the signs point to go. Somethings just naturally work with the environment around them. The film industry also does this and has done for over … Continue reading Decade Definers: 1980s – Birth Of The Action Hero

Decade Definers: 1980s – The Indiana Jones Trilogy

Written by Chris Gelderd Fast forward 50 years to the year 2068 and let’s see how Hollywood and blockbuster movies are made. No film is every truly original. Everything from characters to plot devices to music and locations are influenced marginally by existing material that dates back half a decade or so before the release. From 2018, what will be influencing the future generations of … Continue reading Decade Definers: 1980s – The Indiana Jones Trilogy

Decade Definers: 1980s

  The 1980s…  Angsty teenagers, adventures in space, a bleak outlook of the future, lots of guns, and even more hairspray! We’re excited to announce the continuation of our ‘Decade Definers’ series – we’ve previously discussed the 60s offering up films such as ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, and James Bond. We then discussed the 1970s towards the end of last year, which gave … Continue reading Decade Definers: 1980s

Decade Definers: 1970s

Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes, Abbie Eales, and Corey Hughes Throughout history, cinema has reflected, echoed and even preempted societal shifts that occur through the ages, and that’s where our Decade Definers series comes in. We’ll take a look at the world, decade by decade, and discuss how the films of that era represented the attitudes, fears, desires and innovations of our society. With the close of … Continue reading Decade Definers: 1970s

Decade Definers: 1960s

Written by Chris Winterbottom and Jakob Lewis Barnes

Throughout history, cinema has reflected, echoed and even preempted societal shifts that occur through the ages, and that’s where our Decade Definers series comes in. We’ll take a look at the world, decade by decade, and discuss how the films of that era represented the attitudes, fears, desires and innovations of our society.

In this, the first of the series, we take a look at the 1960s – a period which produced some of the most awe-inspiring, revolutionary and shocking moments in modern history. The swinging sixties; what a time to be alive! A time of political upheaval, technological revolution, sexual and ideological liberation and of course, rock and roll. Presidents were killed, people fought and died for freedom and equality, music transcended entertainment, and man even walked on the moon. In our lifetime, there have been many events that have shook the world – both positively, and overwhelmingly negatively – but perhaps not as frequently as the events seen throughout the 1960s. So, which really encapsulate what this fascinating decade was all about?

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