Posts Tagged ‘1988’

Stand And Deliver Trailer

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

In 1982, a new troublemaker hit Garfield High. He was tough. He was wild. He was willing to fight. He was the new math teacher. The true story of Jaime Escalante.

Jimmy Swaggart Confession Video

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

On this day in 1988, televangelist Jimmy Swaggart confessed to unspecified sins that turned out to be having sex with a prostitute. Swaggart was believed to be behind the rumors of sexual infidelities that brought down his televangelist rival, Jim Bakker. Hypocrites. Found at YouTube from WhatYaGottaKnow.

The Cat Came Back

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

From the description at IFILM:

Based on the children’s song , this 1988 animated short is about a desperate old man who finds it impossible to get rid of small yet evil yellow kitty.

Directed by , it was nominated for the Oscars in 1989 and a winner of the World Animation Celebration and Genie Awards in 1989.

Animated California Raisins Commercial

Monday, October 29th, 2007

were dancing claymation raisins that were featured in one of the most popular commercials of 1988. Here they are dancing to their signature song, ‘s :

Nancy & Ronald Reagan – Just Say Yes To Drugs

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

During the 80s, First Lady ‘s most high profile initiative was her to drugs campaign. It became such a part of the culture that it was memorialized in a dream sequence in the 1990 film .

Just Say No PSA

Crack cocaine is a highly addictive substance and its use reached epidemic proportions during the 80s. Entertainers were enlisted for PSAs against drugs. This public service announcement was by a music group named Turning Point. I’ve never heard of them and I wonder if anyone had heard of them at the time:

Stop The Madness Anti-Drug Music Video

This was a White House-sponsored anti-drug music video from the 80s that featured , , a pre-drugs , Nancy Reagan, , , , among others.

Just Say Yes Mashup

According to the description on IFILM, this clip is an "early example of found footage manipulation dates to 1988 and was written, directed and edited by Cliff Roth."

Akira – Animie Film

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

This is the full film, so watch it while you can because who knows how long it will stay up at . , the 1988 animated film "by [was] based on his of the same name. The movie led the way for the growing popularity of in the West, with Akira considered a forerunner of the second wave of anime fandom that began in the early 1990s." The movie runs 2:04:16: