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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.
- by Matt Zoller Seitz and Aaron Aradillas
Aug 24, 2009