Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Movies Repeat Themselves: 15 Strange Parallels Between the 1950s and the 1980s




1950’s Acclaimed Indian film about poverty (Pather Panchali)
1980’s Acclaimed Indian film about poverty (Salaam Bombay)

1950’s Gorgeous blond night-club singer with two men (Some Like It Hot)
1980’s Gorgeous blond night-club singer with two men (The Fabulous Baker Boys)

1950’s Latin American street kids (Los Olvidadas)
1980’s Latin American street kids (Pixote)

1950’s A soldier in a wheelchair after a war injury (The Men)
1980’s A soldier in a wheelchair after a war injury (Born on the Fourth of July)

1950’s Films about surveillance and following women (Rear Window, Vertigo)
1980’s Films about surveillance and following women (Blow Out, Body Double)

1950’s Sexy French star hits it big (Brigitte Bardot - And God Created Woman)
1980’s Sexy French star hits it big (Beatrice Dalle - Betty Blue)

1950’s White man and woman in Africa (The African Queen)
1980’s White man and woman in Africa (Out Of Africa)

1950’s Japanese film about the death of an elderly relative (Tokyo Story)
1980’s Japanese film about the death of an elderly relative (The Funeral)

1950’s The Thing, The Fly
1980’s The Thing, The Fly

1950’s Really bad films with a male popstar famous for his sexy dancing (Elvis)
1980’s Really bad films with a male popstar famous for his sexy dancing (Prince)

1950’s 3-Hour Kurosawa epic is an international hit (The Seven Samurai)
1980’s 3-Hour Kurosawa epic is an international hit (Ran)

1950’s A black man and a white man in an uneasy partnership (The Defiant Ones)
1980’s A black man and a white man in an uneasy partnership (48 Hours)

1950’s Sneering teenaged rebels in leather jackets (The Wild One)
1980’s Sneering teenaged rebels in leather jackets (The Outsiders)

1950’s Tough black and white film about a boxer (Somebody Up There Likes Me)
1980’s Tough black and white film about a boxer (Raging Bull)

1950’s Breathless
1980’s Breathless





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