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  • 1. 1980’sFilm History Decade ProjectMelissa Blinkoff, Vanessa Griffith, Pierre Rousseau, JohnBrooks, Joe Walker, James Grant
  • 2. Politics  Ronald Reagan – President from 1981-1989  Prior to being President and Governor, he was an actor.- Appeared in over 19 films First screen performance was in 1937
  • 3. Technology- The original Apple computer:- Macintosh 128k- Designed to create high quality graphics.
  • 4. Technology continued..“The Graphics Group”- Started out as 1/3rd of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm in 1979.- About 45 researchers developed the foundations of CGI.- In 1982 they began working with Industrial Light & Magic- In 1986 Steve Jobs purchased the group for 5 Million Dollars & started Pixar.
  • 5. Prominent Event In September 1985, explorer Robert Ballard found the Titanic after 8 years of searching- The 1985 discovery of the Titanic was photographed & documented by National Geographic
  • 6. Economy and Business Films with cinematic plots were easily marketable and understandable. films in the 80s were less experimental and original, but more formulaic, although there was a burst of films eager to capitalize on new special effects techniques. The average ticket price at the beginning of the decade was about $3, and over $4 by the end of the decade, while the average film budget was over $18 million.
  • 7. Economy and Business continued.. Big Business Entertainment: Big business increasingly took control of the movies and the way was opened for the foreign (mostly Japanese) ownership of Hollywood properties. To save money, many more films were being made in non-US locations by mid-decade. A number of the studios were taken over by multi-national conglomerates
  • 8. Economy and Business continued.. 20th (or Twentieth) Century Fox was taken over by oil tycoon Marvin Davis in 1981 and then entered into a 50% shared ownership with Australian publisher Robert Murdoch in 1985, becoming part of Fox, Inc. Columbia Pictures was purchased by the Coca-Cola Company in 1982 Walt Disney Productions remained as one of the few studio-era survivors, with Michael Eisner as chairman and CEO beginning in 1984 Warner Communications merged with Time, Inc
  • 9. Art and Literature After the innovations of the 70s, films in the 80s were less experimental and original, but more formulaic, although there was a burst of films eager to capitalize on new special effects (CGI) techniques Many science fiction movies in the 80s were great success: There many creative movies made during that time Computer animation played a great role in helping science fiction movies for special effects
  • 10. Art and Literature continued.. Spielbergs and George Lucas names have often been associated with the term "blockbuster" during the 1980s Spielbergs and George Lucas’ film: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Return of the Jedi (1983) E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Back to the Future (1985) Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
  • 11. Global and International The 80’s started with the search for the next “blockbuster” film. Film trends from the 70’s extended into the 80’s. Films of the 80’s wanted to capitalize on the technical advances of the 70’s. Production costs soared while ticket prices declined, which frightened the industry
  • 12. Global and International continued.. One of the highest rated films of all time came at the turn of the decade. Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back Budget: $18,000,000 (Estimated) Opening Weekend: $6,415,804 (USA) US Box Office sales to date: $290,475,067 Worldwide Box Office sales to date: $538,375,067 American films are more popular in foreign countries than foreign films are popular in the US. For example Star Wars Episode V made almost $250million worldwide This has a lot to do with the large social influence America has on many foreign countries
  • 13. Laws and Regulations In the US, the PG-13 rating was introduced in 1984, to accommodate films that straddled the line between PG and R. FILMS ACT of 1985
An Act to repeal the Films Acts 1960 to 1980; to make further provision with respect to the financing of films; and for connected purposes. This Act pulled together by legislation to spread through a number of Acts concerning cinema licensing, including compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • 14. Censorship Cannibal Holocaust 1980-84 Italian film banned in several countries  Singapore, Norway, Morocco, Ireland, Iceland, Greece, Sw eden, Sri Lanka, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy  Banned because of extreme violence and animal cruelty  South Africa: Given XX rating so it couldn’t be sold in the country; it’s now rated 18 for a cut version  Uncut version is still banned
  • 15. Censorship continued.. The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 Martin Scorsese Banned in Israel because it could offend Christian believers in the Holy Land.
  • 16. Other films were banned mostly due toviolence, gore, and religious themes
  • 17. Important IndividualsProducer Don Simpson  Credited with the creation of the high-concept picture of the Modern Hollywood Blockbuster  Most popular film format in the 1980s
  • 18. Important Individuals, cont.Director John Huges  Brat Pack films  Teen-oriented films  The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles
  • 19. Important Individuals, cont. A few more… Arnold Schwarzenegger Bruce Willis Eddie Murphy Mel Gibson Sylvester Stallone
  • 20. Important CorporationsUnited Artists 1981  Bought & merged with MGM to form MGM/UA  Film literature was bought by Ted Turner in 1986 Twentieth Century Fox became part of Fox, Inc. Renamed Fox Film Corporation in 1989 and then became Fox
  • 21. Important Corporations, contWalt Disney Productions  Set up Touchstone Pictures in 1984  Made feature films that appealed to adult audiences  Pretty Woman (1990)
  • 22. Fashion TrendsNeon color and MC Hammer pantsShoulder pads and leg warmers
  • 23. Pop Culture continued.. In August of 81’ the birth of MTV Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” became the largest selling record ever In 1983 the compact disc are released Run DMC became the first rap group ever to go certified gold The Nintendo gaming system is introduced in 85’ AIDS was discovered
  • 24. • These were some of the most popular movies of the 80’s• Movies like this influenced fashion, attitude, and swag of the 80’s
  • 25. Demographics The U.s Census Bureau determined the population had increased 11.4 percent from the previous decade.