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THE 80s ARE BACK! 20 RAD 1980s MOVIE POSTER DESIGNS !!! [STRANGER THINGS FEVER]

 

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There have been stranger things in this world than the fact that STRANGER THINGS has become such a huge pop culture phenomenon this year. The second we gazed at the itsy bitsy teaser I knew that something special was in store.

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Plus, the fact that it was starring pop culture Queen Winona Ryder, it was just so clear!

If you’re familiar with us, you know that we firmly believe that portals of the past are always open and ready to influx the present, and in the end, help shape the future, and STRANGER THINGS is the perfect example of this.

From the second the show opens with its cavernous rumbling synths and the panning electric red Stephen King-esque font comes into full view, the homage to classic 80s horror occult thrillers is ignited. What follows is a roller coaster ride that has erupted a fever for this brilliantly branded nostalgia.

Nostalgia is the key to this show, and for those who think the past is best left in the past, you might want to reconsider those thoughts, and give this show a shot at infiltrating the imagination with the beauty and wonder that the past has to offer.

We were inspired by the show’s epic 80s style illustrated poster to take a look back at some of the artful posters of films from the 1980s, and how their graphic quality still stands up to this day.

We made a list of 20, and hope it helps sparks some neurons!

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20. THE TERMINATOR (1984) // Directed by James Cameron

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19. A ROOM WITH A VIEW (1986) // Directed by James Ivory

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18. TRICK OR TREAT (1986) // Directed by Charles Martinsmith

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17. THE EVIL DEAD (1981) // Directed by Sam Raimi

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16. NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) // Directed by Wes Craven

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15. THE FOG (1980) // Directed by John Carpenter

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14. FULL METAL JACKET (1987) // Directed by Stanley Kubrick

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13. THE MISSION (1986) // Directed by Roland Joffe

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12. RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) // Directed by Richard Marquand

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11. SCARFACE (1983) // Directed by Brian De Palma

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10. THE LAST STARFIGHTER (1984) // Directed by Nick Castle

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9. FRIGHT NIGHT (1985) // Directed by Tom Halland

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8. THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (1988) // Directed by Martin Scorsese 

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7. CHRISTINE (1983) // Directed by John Carpenter

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6. THE ABYSS (1989) // Directed by James Cameron

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5. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) // Directed by Steven Spielberg

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4. THE SHINING (1980) // Directed by Stanley Kubrick

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3. BLADE RUNNER (1982) // Directed by Ridley Scott

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2. E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982) // Directed by Steven Spielberg

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1. BLUE VELVET (1986) //Directed by David Lynch

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Obviously we have a little bias towards Lynch, but this poster is EVERYTHING.

Are we missing one of your personal picks? LEAVE A COMMENT telling us your favourite 80s movie poster.

Also, take a look at this incredible video slideshow of 1,646 movie posters from the 1980s for reference:

Can’t wait for Season 2 of ‘Stranger Things’ !

Until we meet again,

{theEye}

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{STYLE WISE} LAUREN BACALL PRESENTS 1987 COSTUME DESIGN OSCAR

With the 88th Annual Academy Awards just around the corner, we can’t help but indulge in some Oscar nostalgia in this key periods of waiting…

One fantastic find is this clip from Oscar.com of the costume design portion of the 1987 ceremony which celebrated the best films of 1986; a fantastic year which include Roland Joffe’s “The Mission”, Woody Allen’s “Hannah and her Sisters”, Oliver Stone’s “Platoon”, and of course, my boy David Lynch’s iconic modern masterwork “Blue Velvet”*.

*one nomination for David Lynch in the category of Best Director (should have been many more).

Presenting the award is none other than style divinity Lauren Bacall in all her sultry, sophisticated glory….MAN! THEY DON’T MAKE THEM LIKE THEY USED TO!

What began as the most innocent unassuming presentation turned into full-on 80s fashion MADNESS!!!

Basically, the jist was that the costumes of films have always and will always directly influence fashion so with the help of legendary costume designer Theoni V. Aldredge ( 1974’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ ) who used the year’s nominees (“The Mission”, “Otello”, “Peggy Sue Got Married”, “Pirates”, and that year’s winner “A Room With a View”) as inspiration for contemporary fashions a la 1987 through the eyes of one magnificently creative and visionary mind.

They just couldn’t help themselves, and be prepared to be dazzled by some super enthusiastic dancers and some really exciting fashion that probably never actually made it to the streets, but at least opens the eye to the possibilities of inspiration.

In a not very surprising instance of history repeating itself, Jenny Beaven, the winner of the Oscar that year for James Ivory’s stunning, classic film “A Room With a View” (starring young and fresh faces Helena Bonham Carter and Denholm Elliot), is nominated again this year for George Miller’s visionary epic “Mad Max: Fury Road” and is primed to taking home the Golden Boy once again!

What is so fantastic about Jenny Beaven’s contribution to “Mad Max: Fury Road”, personally, is that it is such a different kind of project than her past films which have garnered nominations such as “Gosford Park“, “The King’s Speech“, and “Howards End“, which makes it so cool to see her creating such raw and original and truly contemporary visions for this latest masterwork, and getting much deserved recognition for it.

If you haven’t seen “Mad Max: Fury Road” do so. It is a magnificently conjured film by true veterans of the craft. To be honest, I had my doubts about it, as I am getting so tired of these Hollywood remakes, but with the original director at the helm it truly is a treat to see what could be done with a story like Mad Max if given the treatment it deserves.

And if you wonder how possibly could we see the tattered and extreme costumes of “Fury Road” translate to today’s fashion scene. Look no further than say Kanye West’s label “Yeezy” and his latest collection SEASON 3 . . .apparently dystopia is tres chic these days, and that’s just a single example.  Go figure!

We hope to delve a bit more into the Costume Design category in the coming week, so stay tuned!

And don’t forget to watch on the big night (Feb. 28) to see history in the making!

How rich it is to find the threads of our {past}, {present}, and {future}

entangling us so  . . .

Until next time,

{theEye}

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