Flashback Friday: First airing in Melbourne on the 28th February 1983 and recorded on Betamax, McDonald’s Australia served us up a nice big budget, yet slightly schlocky, Broadway style production number inspired by earlier 1970s American television advertising. Well done, Macca’s – it’s this high level of fast food aspiration that has earned you a place in Australian pop cultural hearts forever.
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Film editor Himker Rovde has created a brilliant montage using super hero television shows and films from the 1970s and 1980s to create a real-looking promo for an early version of ‘The Avengers‘ which even includes Hawkeye 😉 Clever clogs – love it 🙂
Directed by Félicien Colmet-Daâge and Ludovic Versace, ‘Staring at the Lines’, the latest music video from Buvette, is a little visual gem leading us into a surreal and mesmerising world, a futuristic dystopia populated with clones. With its colourful compositions and particular aesthetic, this animated vid has some nice references to the famous manga ‘Akira‘. Love it! 🙂
Directed by Seth Ickerman, TURBO KILLER by Carpenter Brut is an awesome synthwave track that references 80s electronic music and culture. The music video, which you can watch below, is basically the coolest grindhouse sci-fi/horror car chase, enhanced by incredibly high production values and an amazing sound. Love it! 🙂
We love the work of artist Rocky Davies who has created these awesome visual mashups of iconic pop cultural heroes & villains and music hits from the 1980s and 90s. So very cool! 🙂
Steven Siegel is an American photographer who captured New York from the 1980s in very raw, almost apocalyptic, images. Through his fascinating photographs focused on urban decay, wastelands, and abandoned spaces, Steven Siegel reveals a time when New York City was a much more dangerous and broken-down place – risky, dirty, and chaotic yet somehow had a sense of honesty, openness, and freedom which according to him was lost after 9/11. You can check out all of Steven Siegel’s work on his Flickr account. Amazing stuff! 🙂
PACMAN: Inspired by the 1979 cult gang film The Warriors, ‘PAC-MAN: Come Out to Play’ is a gritty live-action short film of the classic Pac-Man arcade game created by Australian movie studio, Fury Fingers. Rocking a late 70s/early 80s inspired track, PACMAN takes fight choreography cues from Jackie Chan to give the film a fun and retro 80s feel. Awesome work – love it! 🙂