March 22, 2012 Leave a Comment
It would seem that about every 30 years or so we pass through an iconic decade. The roaring twenties. The post-war era of the fabulous fifties. And what’s been the latest obsession? The eighties. One could even argue this stretches back as far as the 1890′s. Don’t believe me? Go check out The Twilight Zone episode: “A Stop at Willoughby.”
Now there are certainly other memorable decades along the way (hello Mad Men) and each has its own style and flair. But this thirty year pattern has really started to take hold.
I realize some of you may look at that list and say, “Really? The 80s? Iconic?” Well we’re in the video business here, so let’s take a look at tv and film. What started with “The Wedding Singer” and VH1′s “I love the 80s” has led to “Transformers, Hot Tub Time Machine, Smurfs, Take Me Home Tonight” and a slew of other 80s remake or 80s inspired television and films. And that only scratches the surface of the fashion, musical and other 80s pop culture influences in today’s world.