That's not how I remember it...

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Anyone find themselves struggling with the disconnect between footage of the past and how it actually looked at the time? I can't really envision the 90s, despite living through them, because the grainy footage we have now seems to have usurped what I actually saw. The 90s were grainy the way the 50s were black and white.
 

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There was this show on tv the other day with news clips from the beginning of the 2000's and everybody just talked differently. It felt very strange to hear it because it was the sorta distinct inflection I associate with clips from the 70's or 80's but it was still there in the 2000's. Juxtaposed with the current hosts, it was impossible not to notice it. I was baffled by how fast things move.

I don't have a tv, so I haven't watched any live tv news or something like that for a good year maybe. Another thing I was struck by was the dramatization of the stories. I remember it so monotone and dispassionate. There was background mood music, cliff hangers, shit like that. It was grotesque.
 
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The season Mourinho arrived in the PL. All down hill from there.

Watched Se7ev by complete chance last week. 1995.

25years? Think it was the jungle thread about that year, specifically, that wobbled the thought momentarily. Hadn’t seen the film since its release, not that I rate it very much if at all. Nothing remarkable but something uncanny akin to History Today went off in my head, as in “Feel those 25 years, all gone? That’s your youth, that was”.
 

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That's a film that still looks pretty good. A little dated due to having that Marilyn Manson - Nine Inch Nails - Silent Hill aesthetic, but it still looks sharp.
 

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Cinema's a weird one because stuff like Fight Club (1999) or American Psycho (2000) doesn't really look that dated in comparison to how a film from '79 or '80 looked when they were released.
 
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I just cannot imagine actually living in say the 60s. It only exists as blurry photos, contemporary footage and so on to me. I can't imagine actually moving through it the way I can walk down the street now and see and hear and feel things in real time and "full quality".
 
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