Sunday, 27 March 2011

Go West Young Man by Keith Parker

Keith Piper's Go West Young Man is a 1996 video montage short examining portrayals of young black males from the era of slavery onwards. The film can be viewed online here.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

I Love the 70s, 80s and 90s openings

A trip through the latter portion of the twentieth century with the opening sequences to the BBC series I Love the 70s, I Love the 80s and I Love the 90s, which aired in 2000 and 2001. There was also an I Love the 60s, but I'm afraid I don't have any episodes at hand.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Seventies adverts: Space 1999 lollies and 2000 AD comics

A couple of science fiction-flavoured ads from the seventies. First, one for an ice lolly tying in with Space 1999.

"The amazing new lolly from Lyons Maid, Space 1999."

"Icy lime flavour outside, oozy red centre."

"Space 1999: with free picture cards from Lyons Maid."

And here's a 1977 advert for the first issue of the comic 2000 AD.

"Greetings! I am Tharg."

"I bring you a galactic new comic, 2000 AD, with adventures from the future."

"Including the new invincible Dan Dare!"

"Also a genuine Thargian space spinner, free."

"Get 2000 AD, now."