What’s with our new 1980s fetish?

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December 20, 2010
Huffington Post
by David Sirota  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"As Tron: Legacy becomes the top grossing movie in America this weekend, we need to ask a seemingly trivial but oh-so-important question: What's with our newfound 1980s fetish? Though the original Tron has a loyal following (of which I include myself), it was a commercial failure. And yet it was updated in blockbuster $170-million-dollar fashion. Clearly, in light of that history, the driving force behind it being remade is the ascendant 1980s zeitgeist, especially considering that it was the latest in a series of 1980s remakes." (12/19/10)


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