Nostalgia As A Selling Point In Film

Nostalgia As A Selling Point In Film

George Lucas, wya?

Nostalgia, one of life's truly incredible feelings that can be so gratifying. Triggered by something that draws you back to a better, simpler time in your life. Film, in modern society, is one of the major vessels in which nostalgia is delivered to the masses. No bigger series of films is known for this than Star Wars. The original three were a cultural phenomenon that fully impacted and altered the entertainment industry for the next 40 or so years.

I mean an incredible artistic collaboration that is a unique take on the hero’s journey that was fun and inspiring for every age, which no doubt was created with some ambitions for monetary gain, but on a base level was a passionately done product of truly magical inspiration. Some sixteen years later, the next three were, from an artistic standpoint, an absolute and utter failure. Why?

Why take this beloved film series and completely half-ass it? I mean the story being bad is one thing, but the characters are awful.

The answer is nostalgia, well, more so the exploitation of it in the name of collecting your money. Film is an incredible medium where writers, actors, directors, photographers, and many other artists come together to showcase their incredible abilities in beautiful new ways. Now there are many ways in which to bastardize the medium for selfish fiscal reasons. Nostalgia is time and time again the most effective tactic used by production companies to coax us out of our money.

Indiana Jones, for example, is another George Lucas collaboration. It is also another franchise whose overall quality has diminished and the lazy sequel was a sadder piss-poor copy of the original films. These reboots of classic films are just awful toss out ideas to help these major film companies make a quick, easy, thoughtless win. No true risks are being taken on young or unique artists who have new innovative takes on the classic genres of film.

More importantly, it's an insidious ploy to trick bored, overstimulated people who need something comforting just to get them through the week. If you’re going to exploit people’s love for nostalgic comforts, do it the right way: be exciting and make an interesting new take on it.

The most recent Star Wars film is a good example of this, or even better, is the Netflix series "Stranger Things." The series fully immerses the viewer in nostalgia and brings you back to that original feeling where it really feels like you're watching something truly unique. "Stranger Things" is a fantastic example of old art being used in new art. It isn’t insulting to anyone's intelligence watching the show. It keeps the original idea alive by being original in its own right.

Two years ago, "The Force Awakens" did an incredible job of not absolutely destroying the original love we all had for the first three films. Let's hope for this Christmas season, it doesn't pan out to be a massive monetary success and an emotional disaster. I bought my tickets the minute they went on sale. I mean the only reason I’m this angry about it is that they get me every time.

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.


We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint

18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings

23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop

31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me

This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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There's A High Demand For BTS In The Southeast

With their next world tour on the way, certain areas of the Southeast want to be noticed too


Few people know of BTS and the love their fans carry in their hearts. With the upcoming Love Yourself World Tour, fans across the nation are waiting eagerly for BTS to visit their city.

However, one section of the US that is patiently waiting for a tour date announcement from the popular k-pop group is the southeast, primarily the states of Georgia and Florida. Back in 2015 during the Highlight Tour, a member of the group announced they will come back with a new and larger performance, however that tour would be the first and final time to see BTS in Atlanta. Ever since then, fans of the southeast have been pouring all their intense effort to bring them back once more.

April of 2018, BigHit Entertainment –– BTS's management, announced the first half of the world tour dates. Adding Europe and several North American dates, fans were ecstatic with the news.

Southeastern ARMY (BTS fan name) looked for a tour date within the area but found none. Ever since that half of the dates being released and the second half to soon be released, fans throughout the southeast have been putting hashtags together to be noticed by the group and BigHit Entertainment; the tags used are #LYTourAtlanta and #LYTourFlorida.

You may think,

Isn't that selfish?

Have you thought about their health?

What about the surrounding states in the southeast?

Let me speak to you, as an ARMY from the southeast, I'd like to address issues that people deem unethical from us. It may sound selfish but in all honesty, the purpose we are serving is completely different, the use of these hashtags is to be noticed by the group and company and hopefully get a tour date. We're not pressuring them to throw in a random date just to please us. We think about their health all the time. If they don't feel good by the time they add the final tour dates, then we don't mind them not being able to come.

Furthermore, of course, we would love the major cities in the southeast to see BTS, however, that's time-consuming on their part. The city of Atlanta is a hub for surrounding states in the southeast. Think about the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, it's the busiest airport in the world. People from the Carolina's, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, northern Florida, and Virginia come to Atlanta to travel in this airport alone. It's a convenient area for most of the southeast and it would be easy for BTS to have a concert in a popular area.

Another point I'd like to add is the fact that Coca-Cola HQ is located right here in Atlanta. BTS is partnered with Coca-Cola Korea for FIFA World Cup and having them come to the birthplace of everyone's favorite drink would bring huge promotions on their and Coca-Cola's part, making them global in the world of Coke.

Florida is also a wonderful place to host a concert as well, more specifically Miami and Orlando. Not all of Florida can attend a concert in Atlanta since it's distance from Miami is approximately 9 hours driving and 2 hours flying. Plus, the cost to book a hotel room, food, rent a car (if flying), and the ticket price itself, is too much for an average fan. A concert venue in Miami is accessible for a great deal of Floridian ARMY.

Orlando is another area to consider likewise. A considerable amount of Florida ARMY are young adults and teenagers, who have a job, are still attending school, or don't have a license yet. We don't have the money to drive/fly to Atlanta to witness a BTS concert, as much as we would love to. Not only that, since most of us are teenagers, most of our parents won't let us go to another city in another state by ourselves. It'd be helpful for a concert in either Orlando or Miami to allow South Florida to attend a concert nearby without any issues.

A similar project to these tags occurred in 2016 when BTS had announced their WINGS World Tour however it backfired badly when there was no tour date released in the southeast. Even though the previous project didn't work the way we expected there is still hope we can bring them here, if not now then later. With all this said, I hope you, the reader, think about this and spread the word. Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to read this. It means the universe to the southeastern ARMY.

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