Film Studies 1022 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: My Own Private Idaho, New Queer Cinema, Product Placement

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FILM 1022 – My Own Private Idaho Lecture
Ronald Reagan:
Reagan was anti- soviet
He was more business friendly, more than any other president
During his reign the rich got richer and poor got poorer
Minorities were continuously incarserated
AIDS appeared and he dissmissed it as a “gay disease” than dealing with it directly
He wanted to censor things in music, movies, and tv shows
oCensored anything that was violent or sexual
oNot in the frame of traditional conservative values
Deeply emmersed in film culture – somewhat of a star
oHelped bring hollywood back into shape
oStudios became incorporated into massive media corporations
oMovies became a lot less political and a lot less making fun of the president
“Greed for lack of a better word, is good.” – gordon gekko – wall street
oSums up the attitude for this time period
Movies were not progessing – not political
oKept coming out with sequels
oTeen comedies
The Breakfast Club
oSlasher Horrors
Firday the 13th
oAction movies
oMovies pretty much looking like music videos (MTV style asthetic)
Flash dance
Top Gun
oCrossover between movies and music videos
Started using full songs in films
Company who made the film was also releasing the music by the artist at
the same time
Product placement became extremely promenant (1980s)
oGoonies – Pepsi can(1985)
oTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Dominos Pizza (1990)
Independent Cinema:
Movies made outside of the big studio companies
oBlood Simple
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