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The NY Times gets all nostalgic about

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 29, 2008

The NY Times gets all nostalgic about VHS and the upcoming releases of Be Kind Rewind and Son of Rambow.

The generation that came of age in the ’80s, as the VCR was becoming a staple, is especially prone to VHS nostalgia, a manifestation of the broader retro culture that has accounted for untold hours of programming on VH1.

In December, Adam Lisagor wrote a similar piece on VHS nostalgia and the movies for kottke.org:

But for a generation of filmmakers who cut their filmmaker teeth by shooting with the family camcorder and editing with two VCRs, there is a logical fixation with the object of the plastic and magnetic 1/2” VHS videocassette and the visual artifacts of its recorded image.

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