Ryan Gosling is Driving, Freddy is Dead, and 2001 is Somber

Sept. 10-16: The Commitments give Dublin soul, Twin Peaks for kids, Keanu Reeves plays hardball, we don’t know how Sarah Jessica Parker does it, Entourage hugs it out one last time, the final Deadliest Warrior, Straw Dogs gets remade for reasons, Wim Wenders goes to the end of the world, and we look back on 9/11. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

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3 thoughts on “Ryan Gosling is Driving, Freddy is Dead, and 2001 is Somber

  1. You people are just old, Drive was a huge movie with people younger even among people who arent into movies, hence the entire barrage of synthwave music genres after this movie post chillwave and all the tik toks, theres similar film language in other newer movies like the safdie bros, Drive itself is heavy in the style of bleak 70s/80s crime dramas, french connection, live and die in LA, killing of a chinese bookie, Thief, and namely The Driver with sparse dialogue framed shots of the characters not speaking and with drab neutral colored scenery and instead of the 70s movies bright colored cars (including an Orange Mercedes) breaking up against the background, the scenery is interspersed with stark red and blue

  2. Daily Show didn’t change their theme song, they played a more sober tune or about a week and a half after they came back, but they went right back to their theme . They did however, take out their “most important news show ever” part in the intro.

    I feel like the “hey hey hey!” movie commercial song of the late 90s/early 00s was the two unlimited “u ready for this?” song.

  3. I was working at a movie theater in 2001. We were one of those theaters that played ads before the movie, which was pretty new at the time. Everything was on film, so we would receive little film reels in the mail to put in front of movies. These 30 or 60 second ads were totally disposable and printed on the cheapest film stock there was. After running it a few times, this film would leave a residue of purple dust all over the insides of out projector.

    Anyway, the day after 9/11 we got a frantic call from our ad rep asking us to remove a very recent ad for XM Radio. Like, we had literally just put in on a week prior. The ad was trying to explain satellite radio and how the music came out of the sky to your radio. To illustrate this, XM spent A LOT of money on musical celebrities, and depicted them falling from the sky and crashing through buildings and houses (IE, bringing the musicians directly to you). Needless to say that right after news footage of people leaping to their deaths from the World Trade Center, this ad was just a little bit disturbing.

    Long story short, we pulled the ads.

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