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Two kids of the 1980s use their scholarly training to delve into the context and meaning of films and tv shows of the "long" 1980s (and try to make each other laugh).

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The Annotated Eightie‪s‬ Paul Gagliardi

    • Film History

Two kids of the 1980s use their scholarly training to delve into the context and meaning of films and tv shows of the "long" 1980s (and try to make each other laugh).

https://twitter.com/AnnotatedThe

https://instagram.com/the_annotated_eighties?igshid=10ilj0gxo9t4i

    Episode 4: Cheers - The Shelley Long Years

    Episode 4: Cheers - The Shelley Long Years

    In the fourth episode of The Annotated Eighties podcast, Amy and Paul pull up to the bar to discuss the first five seasons of Cheers. Paul details the evolution of the sitcom from Vaudeville and radio, Amy discusses the philosophy of the show, and they both critique the series's treatment of sexuality, race, and gender. Amy argues for the cultural importance of bar culture, and they both bemoan the losses of favorite bars. Also, a surprising amount of discussion on the NFL Draft, hockey, and Harvard.
    Check out Center of Attention, the Unreal Life of Derek Sanderson here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LnWXTo1Dqw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LnWXTo1Dqw)
    And check out pics of our favorite bars on our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/CK4O7PklVIB/?igshid=16n2s3ajpb7k8 (https://www.instagram.com/p/CK4O7PklVIB/?igshid=16n2s3ajpb7k8)

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 3: The Love Boat

    Episode 3: The Love Boat

    In the third episode of The Annotated Eighties podcast, Amy and Paul set sail on a discussion of the series, The Love Boat. They discuss the history of cruises and the problematic elements of the industry, Amy details the book that inspired the series, and they both reveal in the "camp" of various episodes. Paul announces the first winner of the Alan Rickman Memorial Award (Tom Hanks), while Amy sings the praises of Linda Evans's amazing "werking" in a destination episode.
    Check out our Instagram for a series of images from Hawks's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKPC1F8Fqu4/?igshid=158rbrit1ctyf (https://www.instagram.com/p/CKPC1F8Fqu4/?igshid=158rbrit1ctyf)
    And check out our Instagram page for some stills from The Simpsons episode we mention in the pod: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKPBU8AFCI9/?igshid=34ob9hkagemp (https://www.instagram.com/p/CKPBU8AFCI9/?igshid=34ob9hkagemp)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 2: Die Hard

    Episode 2: Die Hard

    In the second episode of The Annotated Eighties podcast, Amy and Paul dive into the 1988 action film, Die Hard. They discuss the "is the film a Christmas movie" debate, the differences between the movie and its source material, and '80s xenophobia against Asians. Paul reads Hans Gruber as a pro wrestling heel, Amy notes the parallels to Rambo, and both indulge in copious praise of Alan Rickman.
    Check out our Instagram page and some images of famous Germanic wrestlers from the 1950s and 1960s: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJj_vg0Faa3/?igshid=d7btocg06zn (https://www.instagram.com/p/CJj_vg0Faa3/?igshid=d7btocg06zn)c

    • 52 min
    Episode 1: The Outsiders

    Episode 1: The Outsiders

    In the inaugural episode of The Annotated Eighties podcast, Amy and Paul dive into Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 film, The Outsiders. They discuss Young Adult fiction, Coppola's career and New Hollywood, the history of the switchblade, and the career arcs of several actors from the film. Also, there's a bad Tom Waits impression.
    Here's the link to the shot referenced in the film from Gone with the Wind: https://www.instagram.com/p/CI6Q8I9lSMj/?igshid=qi5i8w9mhbpr (https://www.instagram.com/p/CI6Q8I9lSMj/?igshid=qi5i8w9mhbpr)
    A link to the photo from the article "The Toy That Kills" from the Nov 1950 issue of Woman's Home Companion: https://www.instagram.com/p/CI6INmml9Uc/?igshid=29165xybdxo0 (https://www.instagram.com/p/CI6INmml9Uc/?igshid=29165xybdxo0)

    • 1 hr 3 min

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