Thursday, February 12, 2015

Flashbacks- 1980s by Haley Robinson

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off- This 1986 movie follows around high school student Ferris Bueller as he convinces his parents he is sick in order to skip school. With the help of his best friend, Cameron Frye, and his girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, he manages to avoid being caught by the Dean of Students, his sister, and his parents in very creative ways. The three friends spend the day roaming around downtown Chicago. In the end the Dean, Edward Rooney, and his sister, Jeanie, catch him. However, Jeanie helps him by blackmailing Rooney who had broken into their house. Ferris jumps into bed just as his parents come to check on him, and his honesty is never put into question. Then in 2014 it was selected to be preserved in the National Film Registry.  

MTV- This popular channel, known as music television, was launched on August 1, 1981. On this day John Lack launched the channel with the words, “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.”The first thing shown was the the launch of Apollo 11 while the MTV theme song played. The flag displayed the MTV logo. The very first music video shown was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.  MTV was originally started to show music videos and was geared toward young adults. Today, the still popular channel is targeted more toward pre-teens and teenagers and has moved from music videos to tv shows that are not related to music.

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