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    Orangejuice90s wrote:
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    In response to your movie comment about movies, of course no transition is hard-edged but to define it by years, the lines are drawn somewhere. Actually, my 1997 VHS tapes would be alien to a lot of teenagers today. In fact, I asked someone I know born in 2000 if they even knew what a VHS was and they couldn't answer. This 2004 film, was it trying to represent a different period than 2004? I haven't seen the film but If so, it's the time period it represents that is retro, not the film itself. That is the difference.


    Well, media is different from content. The VHS cassette tape is of course retro or vintage or whatever, but you can watch Good Will Hunting on blu-ray disc or streaming service and the 1997ness fades away. The context of knowing the year of production should not factor in these judgements.

    Is the style current? In this case yes it is. There is nothing about the plot, acting, setting, style, or the color and quality of the film stock that makes it seem old fashioned. This is why I say it should not be called a retro movie even though it came out in the 90s. The exact same movie could take place in 2012 as easily as 1997, barring the recognizability of the actors (Matt Damon looks so young) and one single line about "what if gas gets up to $2.50 a gallon" in the middle of a long speech that could otherwise come straight from the mouth of an Occupy Wall Street protester.

    Compare this to The Matrix, which came out two years later. Despite its futuristic plot, it is very much of its time, and today it looks and feels dated, even if you don't know it came out in 1999 or who any of the actors are.

    Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow takes place in the 40s and looks like it was filmed in the 40s. Similar to The Artist, if you saw that? I say these are modern movies with retro style. Even though they are clearly not made in their represented periods, (since the pacing is much more in line with today's tastes) they look and feel just like their inspirations.


    I for one, personally don't remember seeing a lot of Lady Gaga's fashion choices in 1997 in fact, they would be completely out of place in that time, whereas I've seen people with this more "futuristic"-looking fashion often, at least since 2009/10. On another though, can you also imagine how teenagers today would percieve computer technology typical of 1997? This was before Windows 98 had even been released and I can't imagine someone who is used to Iphones and tablets being on par with that technology at all.


    Watching kids with 90's tech to be honest would be funny to see.
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      To me, retro is the 80's and 90's decade. The early 2000's seemed a lot like the 90's as well, especially with some of the earlier shows shown on Nickelodoen.
      90's shows and movies are awesome
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        Rachel5 wrote:
        To me, retro is the 80's and 90's decade. The early 2000's seemed a lot like the 90's as well, especially with some of the earlier shows shown on Nickelodoen.


        Pretty much agree with you, although I don't think the early 2000s is quite there yet. In a couple years they should be.
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          Orangejuice90s wrote:
          I for one, personally don't remember seeing a lot of Lady Gaga's fashion choices in 1997 in fact, they would be completely out of place in that time, whereas I've seen people with this more "futuristic"-looking fashion often, at least since 2009/10.

          If you are talking about the wardrobe in The Matrix, I agree that stuff is not completely uncommon these days. If you are talking about Good Will Hunting, it's not like everybody is wearing it now. Plenty of people are still sporting the same type of clothes seen in that movie. Anyway that is one aspect. Taking The Matrix as a whole, the technology that's prominently featured (cell phone in the beginning and pay phones on the street), the highly derivative concept and script, the green tinting and HDR contrast, all scream 90s.

          Orangejuice90s wrote:
          On another though, can you also imagine how teenagers today would percieve computer technology typical of 1997? This was before Windows 98 had even been released and I can't imagine someone who is used to Iphones and tablets being on par with that technology at all.

          Exactly. Some things from a certain year are old-fashioned and others aren't. I don't know if such a computer would even register with a teenager today. I doubt some would pay any attention to it. Although, there do seem to be some teenagers around here who are obsessed with that kind of thing.
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            Orangejuice90s wrote:
            Rachel5 wrote:
            To me, retro is the 80's and 90's decade. The early 2000's seemed a lot like the 90's as well, especially with some of the earlier shows shown on Nickelodoen.


            Pretty much agree with you, although I don't think the early 2000s is quite there yet. In a couple years they should be.


            I agree too
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              Since the other thread is locked, something becomes retro at 15 years.

              If something is from 15 years ago, people under 18 shouldn't be able to remember it being new.
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                I think in 15 years at least. I still think the 2000's are still rather recent. The 2000's just ended in 2009 or 2010 (depending how you look at it).
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                  Kamen Rider RX wrote:
                  I think in 15 years at least. I still think the 2000's are still rather recent. The 2000's just ended in 2009 or 2010 (depending how you look at it).


                  I agree
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                    Orangejuice90s wrote:
                    Since the other thread is locked, something becomes retro at 15 years.


                    wrong
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                      stake n sheak wrote:
                      Orangejuice90s wrote:
                      Since the other thread is locked, something becomes retro at 15 years.


                      wrong


                      nope, right.
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                        Prove it.
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                          I think some stuff from the early 2000's feels a bit dated, the stuff from the mid 2000's like 2004 or late 2000's like 2007 doesn't feel dated as something from the 80's or 90's. I think our pop culture as changed very little since those years in my opinion.
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                            stake n sheak wrote:
                            Prove it.


                            Why don't you prove that it's not right since other people here have said 15 years too!
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                              Kamen Rider RX wrote:
                              I think some stuff from the early 2000's feels a bit dated, the stuff from the mid 2000's like 2004 or late 2000's like 2007 doesn't feel dated as something from the 80's or 90's. I think our pop culture as changed very little since those years in my opinion.


                              Yes, but being dated shouldn't be confused with being retro. Something from 2008 is dated already, but it's hardly "back in the day" material.
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                                Kamen Rider RX wrote:
                                I think some stuff from the early 2000's feels a bit dated, the stuff from the mid 2000's like 2004 or late 2000's like 2007 doesn't feel dated as something from the 80's or 90's. I think our pop culture as changed very little since those years in my opinion.


                                I agree probably the past decade has become retro already
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                                  Orangejuice90s wrote:
                                  Kamen Rider RX wrote:
                                  I think some stuff from the early 2000's feels a bit dated, the stuff from the mid 2000's like 2004 or late 2000's like 2007 doesn't feel dated as something from the 80's or 90's. I think our pop culture as changed very little since those years in my opinion.


                                  Yes, but being dated shouldn't be confused with being retro. Something from 2008 is dated already, but it's hardly "back in the day" material.


                                  Stuff from the past 5-9 years might be a little dated
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                                    retroman wrote:
                                    Orangejuice90s wrote:
                                    Kamen Rider RX wrote:
                                    I think some stuff from the early 2000's feels a bit dated, the stuff from the mid 2000's like 2004 or late 2000's like 2007 doesn't feel dated as something from the 80's or 90's. I think our pop culture as changed very little since those years in my opinion.


                                    Yes, but being dated shouldn't be confused with being retro. Something from 2008 is dated already, but it's hardly "back in the day" material.


                                    Stuff from the past 5-9 years might be a little dated


                                    Yes, dated. But not retro, or even old school.
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                                      Orangejuice90s wrote:
                                      retroman wrote:
                                      Orangejuice90s wrote:
                                      Kamen Rider RX wrote:
                                      I think some stuff from the early 2000's feels a bit dated, the stuff from the mid 2000's like 2004 or late 2000's like 2007 doesn't feel dated as something from the 80's or 90's. I think our pop culture as changed very little since those years in my opinion.


                                      Yes, but being dated shouldn't be confused with being retro. Something from 2008 is dated already, but it's hardly "back in the day" material.


                                      Stuff from the past 5-9 years might be a little dated


                                      Yes, dated. But not retro, or even old school.


                                      But 10-20 can be retro
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                                        retroman wrote:
                                        Orangejuice90s wrote:
                                        retroman wrote:
                                        Orangejuice90s wrote:
                                        Kamen Rider RX wrote:
                                        I think some stuff from the early 2000's feels a bit dated, the stuff from the mid 2000's like 2004 or late 2000's like 2007 doesn't feel dated as something from the 80's or 90's. I think our pop culture as changed very little since those years in my opinion.


                                        Yes, but being dated shouldn't be confused with being retro. Something from 2008 is dated already, but it's hardly "back in the day" material.


                                        Stuff from the past 5-9 years might be a little dated


                                        Yes, dated. But not retro, or even old school.


                                        But 10-20 can be retro


                                        10 would be old school. Retro would be more like 15-29.
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                                          Orangejuice90s wrote:
                                          retroman wrote:
                                          Orangejuice90s wrote:
                                          retroman wrote:
                                          Orangejuice90s wrote:
                                          Kamen Rider RX wrote:
                                          I think some stuff from the early 2000's feels a bit dated, the stuff from the mid 2000's like 2004 or late 2000's like 2007 doesn't feel dated as something from the 80's or 90's. I think our pop culture as changed very little since those years in my opinion.


                                          Yes, but being dated shouldn't be confused with being retro. Something from 2008 is dated already, but it's hardly "back in the day" material.


                                          Stuff from the past 5-9 years might be a little dated


                                          Yes, dated. But not retro, or even old school.


                                          But 10-20 can be retro


                                          10 would be old school. Retro would be more like 15-29.


                                          Is that so
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