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Being born in 1981, I always saw the retrospective 1970's as a downbeat period for a child to have grown up in. Sure, it had disco, Dirty Harry, and a cool collection of American rock bands, but it's difficult to escape the depressing sixties hangover feel which defines it; when a disillusioned young lost all direction, whilst wearing flared trousers and tank tops.
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Maybe it was an escape from all those grownup fears, or just a time where the world went a little bananas. Whatever the reason, in the 1980's, the more outlandish it was, the better it was received. Personally, I believe it was the result of a global conscience reacting to a time not too far but not too close to a new millennium; unsure of the future - or if they even had one, and simply deciding to throw everything in the mix; resulting in movies about men traveling through human bodies, aliens multiplying when wet, and truffle shuffles, to name a select few (and have an excuse to show a picture of Chunk from the Goonies).
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