The Nostalgia Resurgence - The Power of the Past

Wednesday, 20 April at 12:15 PM

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In this session...

2015 saw Jurassic World and Star Wars become two of the biggest films of all time. What do they have in common? They play on our sense of nostalgia, which is more powerful than ever. One of the big British hits of 2016, Eddie The Eagle, recreates the period leading up to the 1988 Olympics and it’s no fluke that it’s one of the most unashamedly enjoyable films of the year. Director Dexter Fletcher joins DCM’s Head of Film, Tom Linay, to discuss his career as an actor and filmmaker and our love for nostalgic stories.

2015 saw Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens become two of the biggest films of all time. What do they have in common? Apart from huge box office numbers, they play on our sense of nostalgia. Whether it's 80s or 90s, advertising or film, nostalgia continues to thrive. It’s a phenomenon that the nostalgic films opening in 2016 will be hoping to re-create, including Ghostbusters and Independence Day: Resurgence. One of the best examples is the big British hit of 2016, Eddie The Eagle, which recreates the period leading up to the 1988 Olympics through costume, production design and music. It’s no fluke that it’s one of the most unashamedly enjoyable films of the year. Director Dexter Fletcher is well respected throughout the industry, as an actor (Stardust, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and director (Sunshine On Leith). He joins DCM’s Head of Film, Tom Linay, to discuss the success of Eddie The Eagle, his career as a filmmaker and our love for nostalgic stories. View Less

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Speakers

Tom Linay Head Of Film Digital Cinema Media
Dexter Fletcher Actor, Director, Writer

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