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This Thread is the 1980s

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:29 am
by Garrett Gilchrist

The Cars - "You Might Think," 1984. Special effects by Charlex.

This inspired a few TV commercials, like this one for Cherry Coke:

And these for Bubble Yum:

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Dare To Be Stupid. This 1985 song and music video parodied Devo.

Devo's big hit, "Whip It."

Dragon's Lair - Attract scene from the 1983 arcade game by Don Bluth and Starcom.

Take On Me, by A-ha. The partly-animated 1985 music video was directed by Steve Barron, a legendary music video director also known for Jim Henson's The Storyteller, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.

Michael Jackson performing "Billie Jean" in 1982.

Michael Jackson performing "Beat It" in 1982.

Mr. T cereal commercial

Nintendo cereal commercial

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" opening theme, 1987.

Stop Making Sense is a concert film featuring Talking Heads live on stage. Directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs), it was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983 and released October 18, 1984.

Track listing: "Psycho Killer" "Heaven" "Thank You for Sending Me an Angel" "Found a Job" "Slippery People" "Burning Down the House" "Life During Wartime" "Making Flippy Floppy" "Swamp" "What a Day That Was" "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" "Once in a Lifetime" "Genius of Love" "Girlfriend Is Better" "Take Me to the River" "Crosseyed and Painless" ... young+ones ... HX03UdjP4x

The Young Ones was a BBC sitcom which ran for twelve episodes in 1982 and 1984. Starring Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan, and Alexei Sayle, the series brought a certain punk, alternative comedy aesthetic to mainstream British television. Cartoonish and surreal, the series was a big hit, and Rik and Ade's foul, obnoxious and violent double-act would resurface for "Filthy Rich and Catflap" and three series of "Bottom." The series was created by Rik Mayall, Lise Mayer, and Ben Elton.

Cyndi Lauper performing Girls Just Want To Have Fun, 1983.

The Go-Gos performing Our Lips are Sealed, 1981.

The Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian 1985.

After the success of "Send Me an Angel," Australian New Wave band Real Life perform their second single - Openhearted - live on Countdown October 9 1983.

The track was used in Voyage of the Rock Aliens, a very silly 1984 film directed by James Fargo and starring Pia Zadora and Craig Sheffer.

Here it is:

Some commercials from Nickelodeon - looks like early 1984.

You Can't Do That on Television was a Canadian comedy series for kids that first aired locally in 1979 before hitting Nickelodeon in 1981. It ran until 1990. ... EtPq4#t=64

The opening animation by Rand MacIvor was obviously inspired by Terry Gilliam's work, including Gilliam's opening sequence for "The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine." Most of MacIvor's familiar animation first appeared in the 1979 spinoff "Whatever Turns You On."

Re: This Thread is the 1980s

PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:04 am
by Garrett Gilchrist
Party scene from Night Trap (1987, released 1992)

Re: This Thread is the 1980s

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:18 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist