Aug 24, 2009
by Matt Zoller Seitz and Aaron Aradillas
In this video essay, part one of a five-part series on the summer movies of 1984 and 1989, we go in search of the origins of MTV editing and post-Boomer cynicism. Also starring Ronald Reagan, John Hughes, semi-gratuitous T&A, synth-pop videos, The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Prince.
- Tags: Video Essays, Film, 80s Movies, Summer Movies, MTV, Ronald Reagan, Risky Business, The Big Chill, John Hughes, Sixteen Candles, Ghostbusters, Purple Rain, Video