vrijdag 4 mei 2012

American Gigolo

Last week i finally was able to watch a golden oldie: American Gigolo.
In this film Richard Gere makes his debut as an actor. But that's not why it was on my 'one to watch' list. It represents it's timeframe very well: staying in shape, the social importance of the club scene, rising technology, shoulder pads, wrap dresses, high waists, loose fitted shirts and tops, close-fitting trousers, the importance of brand names and well power dressing in general.
If you look closely, you'll see so much similarity to our modern-day society, and that's not only the case when it comes to fashion.
As you may know the 2000s were a decade where the social and emotional aspect was very important. The 80s however were a decade where the rational and individual aspect were important. Society reified, people were ambitious, society's hero was the person who helped himself. This had everything to do with the threat of a potential war, crisis and unemployment...sounds familiar doesn't it?
Enjoy and have a great weekend y'all!

Some music from American Gigolo, by Blondie to get in the mood:

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