Retro Video Mashup of the Day – Golden Age of Video
Every once in a while you come across a video that really makes you marvel at the dedication a person can have towards their craft. In this case, it’s a clip titled “Golden Age of Video” which is made up of bits and pieces of classic movies and some retro gem TV shows.
I posted the version with sub-titles because it is amazing how the creator, Ricardo Autobahn managed to find and splice (is that even a proper term for editing anymore? Am I dating myself? Do I care?) together all these relevant bits of dialog so seamlessly that it proves he’s either really good at editing or has unbelievable amounts of time on his hands. Either way, I look forward to more!Enjoy.
R.I.P. Patrick Swayze (1952-2009)
Retro Celebrity Disses and Put Downs
When you watch the chemistry between a couple of actors at the top of their game on the big screen you tend to think to yourself what a wonderful life they must have and how great it must be to be working opposite other famous actors. You figure they can’t possibly have the same problems you do in your job like dealing with the obnoxious slob in the cubicle next to yours or the whiny girl in accounting that always seems to be at your desk just as you’re about to head out to lunch.
Movie Rolls That Could Have Been
When you think of certain roles in classic films, there are actors that take the role and truly make it their own for all time. You watch the film and you can’t imagine any other actor in that role because they just seemed to have nailed the character in every way and have in many cases made the character an icon who no other can portray.
Here are a few examples of casting attempts that almost changed some iconic characters in American cinema.
Director John Hughes Dies (1950-2009)
Retro lovers around the world will be sad to hear the passing of one of the most prolific write and director of ’80s teen movies along with other great comedies. John Hughes passed away yesterday of a heart attack while walking in Manhattan.
His credits as a director include such classics as The Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Weird Science, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck and Curly Sue.
As a writer and producer, the list includes some of the above along with Pretty in Pink, Home Alone, Maid in Manhattan, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Some Kind of Wonderful, 101 Dalmatians and much much more.
Before his career in film, he began as a joke writer for people like Rodney Dangerfield and Joan Rivers. His impact on our pop culture is undeniable thanks to his strong emphasis on using pop music in all his films creating not only a great mood for the film but amazing soundtracks as well.
He will be missed. Here are a few memorable examples of his work.