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Subject: "Big Chill" and "Wedding Singer" - similarities?

Written By: Marty McFly on 05/20/05 at 9:52 pm

I was just thinking about this.

Both movies are made in an era that ties to the past. Both had soundtracks of music from approx 15 years before they came out (the respective time periods reflected in each movie) - which became big-sellers, even if that music itself wasn't seen as particularly cool.

Now given, The Big Chill actually does take place in 1984 (I think? I didn't see it, but we've owned the soundtrack since I was little), but the friends in it are reflecting on the late 60's/early 70's. Whereas the Wedding Singer is made in 1998 and takes place around 1985.

Do you think, in the case of either movie/soundtrack, it helped re-energize the songs or get them a new audience?

From what I understand, 60's music was considered kinda uncool in the early/mid 80's - the same way 80's was in the late 90's (and today, to a lesser extent).

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