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17th Apr '16 1:37:47 PM gallium
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* Creator/OliverStone's ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' opens in the suburban community of Massapequa, New York, in the year 1956. The characters are attending a Fourth of July parade, and from one of the floats Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around The Clock" can be clearly heard (and there's also a shot of [[GreaserDelinquents some greaser guys and girls]] sulking at the edge of the crowd, glaring at everyone). [[TheNewRockAndRoll Surprisingly]], no one among the families (with many children) lining the street seems to find this at all offensive (which is especially striking because [[ZigZaggingTrope Stone later goes out of his way to show that these working-class suburbanites are extremely socially repressed]]).

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* Creator/OliverStone's ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' ''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' opens in the suburban community of Massapequa, New York, in the year 1956. The characters are attending a Fourth of July parade, and from one of the floats Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around The Clock" can be clearly heard (and there's also a shot of [[GreaserDelinquents some greaser guys and girls]] sulking at the edge of the crowd, glaring at everyone). [[TheNewRockAndRoll Surprisingly]], no one among the families (with many children) lining the street seems to find this at all offensive (which is especially striking because [[ZigZaggingTrope Stone later goes out of his way to show that these working-class suburbanites are extremely socially repressed]]).
16th Apr '16 2:15:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* The soundtracks of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'', ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'' and ''[[GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]'' are all heavily stacked with hits from TheEighties (in the case of the former and the latter) and the [[TheNineties early '90s]] (in the case of ''San Andreas'').

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* The soundtracks of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'', ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'' and ''[[GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]'' are all heavily stacked with hits from TheEighties (in the case of the former and the latter) and the [[TheNineties early '90s]] (in the case of ''San Andreas'').
2nd Apr '16 4:15:02 PM lledsmar
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* ''TheBigChill''

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* ''TheBigChill''''TheBigChill'' and it's use of Motown Records to the point of making oldies cool again.
2nd Apr '16 4:12:28 PM lledsmar
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* Averted in ''Film/WhenHarryMetSally'', which is set between 1977 and 1989. Instead of contemporary music, the movie uses much older classics by the likes of Sinatra and Bing Crosby.

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* Averted in ''Film/WhenHarryMetSally'', which is set between 1977 and 1989. Instead of contemporary music, the movie uses much older classics by the likes of Sinatra and Bing Crosby.Crosby along with Great American Songbook tunes sung by Harry Connick Jr.



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* ''TheBigChill''
2nd Apr '16 4:10:26 PM lledsmar
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* Many movies set in the very early 90's will include ''Fight The Power'' by PublicEnemy. ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/BuffaloSoldiers'', ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'' and ''Film/ThreeKings'' all used it.

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* Many movies set in the very early 90's will include ''Fight The Power'' by PublicEnemy. ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' (1989), ''Film/BuffaloSoldiers'', ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'' and ''Film/ThreeKings'' all used it.


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2nd Apr '16 3:58:57 PM lledsmar
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* The NBC miniseries ''The 60's'' and it's sequel ''The 70's'' are this trope
25th Mar '16 8:36:40 AM dozaux
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' uses this heavily, being set in 1984 and having radios set around settlements playing mostly hits from the 80's that still haven't aged.
4th Mar '16 7:46:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kind of present but also somewhat averted in ''Film/DonnieDarko''. It does use some 80s nostalgia tracks like "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears but also some more obscurish songs like "The Killing Moon" from Echo & The Bunnymen. Most of what's shown on TV is coverage of the 1988 election and the film shown in the theater is a double bill of The Evil Dead and The Last Temptation of Christ rather than some current film.

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* Kind of present but also somewhat averted Subverted in ''Film/DonnieDarko''. It does use some 80s nostalgia tracks like "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears but also some more obscurish songs like "The Killing Moon" from Echo & The Bunnymen. Most of what's shown on TV is coverage of the 1988 election and the film shown in the theater is a double bill of The Evil Dead and The Last Temptation of Christ rather than some current film.
4th Mar '16 7:46:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kind of present but also somewhat averted in ''DonnieDarko''. It does use some 80s nostalgia tracks like "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears but also some more obscurish songs like "The Killing Moon" from Echo & The Bunnymen. Most of what's shown on TV is coverage of the 1988 election and the film shown in the theater is a double bill of The Evil Dead and The Last Temptation of Christ rather than some current film.

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* Kind of present but also somewhat averted in ''DonnieDarko''.''Film/DonnieDarko''. It does use some 80s nostalgia tracks like "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears but also some more obscurish songs like "The Killing Moon" from Echo & The Bunnymen. Most of what's shown on TV is coverage of the 1988 election and the film shown in the theater is a double bill of The Evil Dead and The Last Temptation of Christ rather than some current film.
20th Feb '16 9:34:26 AM 10-13-2
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Of course, the above doesn't apply just to period pieces. Vintage films set in their contemporaneous times (''especially'' if they're from TheEighties or later) will more often than not have a soundtrack consisting of current pop songs for the tie-in merchandising, and in hindsight they will themselves come off as this trope. (Consider the embarrassing VHS description for the 1984 musical ''PurpleRain'', which was ''not'' updated for the DVD rerelease more than a decade later: "...a now soundtrack by the hottest bands around!")

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Of course, the above doesn't apply just to period pieces. Vintage films set in their contemporaneous times (''especially'' if they're from TheEighties or later) will more often than not have a soundtrack consisting of current pop songs for the tie-in merchandising, and in hindsight they will themselves come off as this trope. (Consider the embarrassing VHS description for the 1984 musical ''PurpleRain'', which was ''not'' updated for the DVD rerelease more than a decade later: "...a now soundtrack by the hottest bands around!")
around!") [[note]] and, ironically, except for Prince and the Revolution themselves, features bands that are now very obscure and forgotten by everyone but '80s pop-music buffs [[/note]]
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