Today is the first anniversary of William and Kate’s (aka Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) wedding. In homage to this I have put together a little slideshow of the 1981 Royal Wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Spencer alongside their son’s. I believe I may be getting a little sentimental as I get older.
Posted: April 22, 2012 in 1980s, 1980s Film
Tags: Dan Ackroyd, David Lynch, Jack Nicholson, John Belushi, John Hurt, John Landis, Stanley Kubrick, The Blues Brothers, The Elephant Man, The Shining
Obviously this is only my opinion.
The Blues Brothers (Landis) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080455/
This is one of the funniest films ever made. FACT. Here are some reasons why:
1) The crazy and domineering nun who sends Elwood and Jake on their mission
2) Cameos from legends like Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles
3) The smashathon car chase
4) Wearing sunglasses in the dark Read the rest of this entry »
The 80s has become renowned and infamous for its upwardly mobile culture, fronted by “Yuppies”, aka “young urban professionals”, in their 20s and 30s. They were the first to endorse and sanction technological and cultural phenomena – or so they believed – and generally pioneered the culture of materialism, consumerism and subsequent decadence that is now so closely associated with this decade. Social status and cutthroat business dealings have also become bywords for the Yuppie mentality.
And now? Are we all yuppies? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 10, 2012 in 1980s, 1980s Music
The Beasties Boys “Paul’s Boutique”
You can experience it for yourself here: http://paulsboutique.beastieboys.com/
Ah, the memories! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 7, 2012 in 1980s, 1980s Fashion, 1980s Film, 1980s Music, 1980s Television, 1990s, 1990s Film, 1990s Music, 1990s Television, Events, Politics
Tags: channel 4, Dustin Hoffman, ET, Falklands War, Grace Kelly, Michael Jackson, The Dark Crystal, The Young Ones, Tootsie
I was born in 1982, so it felt apt to start there. 1982 gave us many things:-
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