While I usually tend to pay more attention to costumes and decor in film, this past weekend I got into a discussion about technology in older movies. A friend, brought up the fact that there are movies out there where outdated (by our current standards) technology is important to the plot. And, not necessarily old black & white movies either. Just think back to The Ring (either the 2002 American version or the 1998 Japanese original) a VCR and videotape were central to the film. (Does anyone still have a VCR?)
Then there is 1998's You've Got Mail - and I only saw part of this movie on TV a while ago it's pretty terrible, but... interesting in the sense that 'oh that's right everyone did use AOL in the 90's'
There are other movies out there that feature the internet like, 1995's The Net (haha) staring Sandra Bullock and 1983's War Games. Yes, the internet (even in a rudimentary form) was a scary place in those times. Capable of destroying the world even.
One movie that I remember rocked my socks as a kid was The Wizard from 1989 - with Fred Savage and Jenny Lewis. I mean do you remember when Mario Bros. was the greatest game ever? I know I begged and begged my parents for a Nintendo (no luck on that, they were anti- TV and video games).
(Beware the 80's nemesis with a Powerglove)
Is the Powerglove not cooler than the Wii U?
I really get a kick out of watching 80's movies and seeing the old 'black & green' computer screens. Because, I actually remember that that was cutting edge. Yeah I'm getting old.
But, really - just pick up any of your favorite childhood movies and pay attention to the technology - For example, what if Cher and Dionne had, had smart phones?
Hello? Shopping apps...
Fashion News #116
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