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1980s

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1980s

 

Cultural aspects of the 1980s

 

historical events: Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr. were Presidents, space shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds after lift off at Cape Canaveral, Nancy Reagan lauches Just Say No Campaign

 

prevailing values:

 

literary texts:

Best sellers of the 1980s

 

major writers:Frederick Forsyth, Martin Cruz Smith, Tom Clancy, Scott Turrow, Stephen King, Danielle steele, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Tom Wolfe

 

films: Deer Hunter, Staying Alive, Roger & Me, Dances with Wolves, Platoon, Flashdance, Amadeus, Driving Miss Daisy, My Left Foot, Do the Right Thing, Apoclypse Now, Tootsie, Arthur, On Golden Pond, Driving Miss Daisy, Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, E.T.

Nominee
Nominee
#53. Amadeus (1984)
Winner
Nominee
#62. Tootsie (1982)
Nominee
#83. Platoon (1986)
Winner

 

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major directors:

 

TV series: Roseanne, Married With Children, 60 minutes, Golden Girls, Cheers, Unsolved Mysteries, The Cosby Show, Saved by the Bell, Different Strokes, The Facts of Life

 

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musicians:Pink Floyd, Billie Joel, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, the Hooters, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Clint Black, Air supply, Pat Benatar, REO speedwagon, Chicago, Kool and the gang, Elton John, Queen, Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers, The outfield, The Cars, Motley Crue, Warrant, Poison, Whitesnake, Madonna, Public enemy, Aerosmith,  Run DMC

 

music genres: MTV is born, big hair bands, heavy metal, rap, pop, rock

 

art work:

 

major artists:

 

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