Week 4 Notes
Week 4 Notes AMS 231
Popular in Contemporary America
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Matt Owens AMS 231 92915 Film and Society in Reagan s America Major Trends in the Film Industry Blockbuster lms More screens New technology 0 VCRs 0 Cable TV SequeB o Pro ts 0 Reassurance through repetition Back to the Future Ronald Reagan s quotMorning in America campaign ad 1984 Reagan s desire to restore the countries great values Victory culture is back Economic security quotThings are looking upquot Back to the Future 1985 0 Character was transported back in time to 1955 Field of Dreams 1989 0 Baseball the American game is a vehicle to view America as the great place it was and renew that pride 0 The Real Baseball in the 1980s Drug scandals Sex scandals Fan resentment toward overpaid players Rambo First Blood Part II 1985 0 References that the reason we didn t win Vietnam was doubt from Americans Men of Action Strong willed men of action Get things done De ned boundary between good and evil Bruce Willis in Die Hard1988 0 See also O 0000 Sylvester Stallone Chuck Norris Arnold Schwarzenegger Mel Gibson Harrison Ford Yuppies in Film 0 Wall Street 1987 O Intended to be a critique of yuppie values 0 Some lms critical of yuppies some are not Alternative Visions Boyz N the Hood 1991 0 Violence 0 Other side of Reagan s America 0 Negative view 0 Raising Arizona 1987 O Satirical Matt Owens AMS 231 10115 The Yuppies Demographic Pro le 0 Young Baby Boomer generation 19461964 0 Urban 0 Professional or management job 0 Income above 40000year Upward mobility 0 Difference between Yuppie and Preppy Preppy doesn t have upward mobility kind of born into it o The Yuppie Handbook 1984 Yuppie Values amp Lifestyles Money 0 Dallas 19781991 0 Dynasty19811987 0 Family Ties 19821989 Alex Keaton Former hippy parents son is an upcoming yuppie Gourmet Tastes 0 Restaurants 0 Designer Kitchens 0 Gourmet Supermarkets 0 Travel 0 Desire for the quotexpanded experiences of the planetquot Liz Tankersley o Yuppies amp Work A New Brand of quotGoGetter o Loyalty to own careers more than to particular companies 0 Other enterprises beyond jobs 0 Social ties de ned by shared professional interests 0 Consumed by time tness 0 Working on the body 0 Fitness clubs as a social scene Perfect1985 0 Family amp Relationship Patterns 0 More women claiming both careers families 0 quotOur marriages seem like mergers our divorces like divestituresquot Rob Lewis 0 Added stage of life cycle double income no kids 0 Urban Living 0 Real estate 0 Gentri cation Yuppie Religion 0 Rev Terry ColeWhittaker o How to Have More in a HaveNot World 1983 0 quotYou can have it all nowquot 0 PTL Ministry Jim amp Tammy Faye Bakker o Yuppie Politics 0 Range of political opinions from liberal to conservative 43 claimed they were independents but 0 General trend towards centrist politics Liberal on social issues Conservative on economic issues 0 Gary Hart Democratic candidate Lost to another democratic candidate and Hart s yuppie supporters 40 switched and voted for Raegan The Generational Shift 0 Jerry Rubin From Yippie to Yuppie Bobby Seale o Barbeque n with Bobby Seae o The Big Chill 1983 The Yuppie In uence on Consumer Culture 0 Omega Watches quotWhen you can have whatever you wantquot 1983 o L Oreal quotl m Worth Itquot 1988 0 Consumer Choices 0 Ford Model T vs Range of Porsches Increasing customization of consumer choices Backlash Against the Yuppies o Satires in news media political cartoons ction and movies 0 Bret Easton Ellis American Psycho 1991 Yuppies Lasting Impacts Rampant amp increasingly diverse consumerism Preference for cities rather than suburbs for many young adult professionals 0 New stage in life cycle period of adulthood without children andor marriage 0 The rise of centrist politics Bill Clinton
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