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21st Apr '17 1:38:45 PM rjd1922
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* ''American Pickers'' did a commercial entirely in 8-bit NES style. Considering the premise of the show, it's quite fitting. Interestingly, the music seems to use the extra channels of the Konami [=VRC6=] chip with Sunsoft's trademark DPCM bass.

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* ''American Pickers'' did [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGibCaCBxOQ a commercial entirely in 8-bit NES style.style]]. Considering the premise of the show, it's quite fitting. Interestingly, the music seems to use the extra channels of the Konami [=VRC6=] chip with Sunsoft's trademark DPCM bass.
19th Apr '17 10:16:24 PM Mdumas43073
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13th Apr '17 6:47:11 PM nombretomado
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* One of the more unnerving "photos" of SlenderMan is [[http://actualplay.roleplayingpublicradio.com/wp-content/uploads/Slender-Man-2.jpg designed]] to look like it was taken in the early [[TheNineties Nineties]]. Details of note include a date watermark and added graininess, the latter of which is more pronounced due to the camera distortions that always pop up when Slendy is around.

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* One of the more unnerving "photos" of SlenderMan [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] is [[http://actualplay.roleplayingpublicradio.com/wp-content/uploads/Slender-Man-2.jpg designed]] to look like it was taken in the early [[TheNineties Nineties]]. Details of note include a date watermark and added graininess, the latter of which is more pronounced due to the camera distortions that always pop up when Slendy is around.
10th Apr '17 4:17:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''8mm'' is a app that simulates Super 8 8mm analog home movie effects for use on iPhone camera videos. Celebrities such as Music/HilaryDuff and SelenaGomez have (according to WordOfGod) used it for effect on Website/{{Instagram}} videos.

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* ''8mm'' is a app that simulates Super 8 8mm analog home movie effects for use on iPhone camera videos. Celebrities such as Music/HilaryDuff and SelenaGomez Music/SelenaGomez have (according to WordOfGod) used it for effect on Website/{{Instagram}} videos.
2nd Apr '17 3:01:40 PM AthenaBlue
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Media produced in an intentionally old-fashioned style, designed with the intentional appearance of being decades older than is actually the case. The term is a portmanteau of "retro" and the French word "faux," meaning "false."

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Media produced in an intentionally old-fashioned style, designed with the intentional appearance of being decades older than is actually the case. The term is a portmanteau of "retro" and the French word "faux," "faux", meaning "false."
"false".



* A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrqnmgySrF4 commercial for Stella Artois]] purports to be footage of the 1964 World Trade Fair. It's got a film grain aesthetic, jazzy Sixties music, period costumes, and as an added bonus, they invoke TONS of early-Sixties {{Zeerust}}.

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* A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrqnmgySrF4 ''American Pickers'' did a commercial for Stella Artois]] purports to be footage entirely in 8-bit NES style. Considering the premise of the 1964 World Trade Fair. It's got show, it's quite fitting. Interestingly, the music seems to use the extra channels of the Konami [=VRC6=] chip with Sunsoft's trademark DPCM bass.
* Commercials for Dr. Pepper 10 include
a mountain man character shot with blurry film grain aesthetic, jazzy Sixties music, period costumes, stock and as an added bonus, they invoke TONS outdated music meant to evoke the old ''Grizzly Adams'' television show and similar nature-themed shows of early-Sixties {{Zeerust}}.the era.



* Commercials for Dr. Pepper 10 include a mountain man character shot with blurry film stock and outdated music meant to evoke the old ''Grizzly Adams'' television show and similar nature-themed shows of the era.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxec0dZvPOs This Brazilian Volkswagen New Beetle commercial]] features reactions of people in TheSeventies to the 2013 model.



* ''American Pickers'' did a commercial entirely in 8-bit NES style. Considering the premise of the show, it's quite fitting. Interestingly, the music seems to use the extra channels of the Konami [=VRC6=] chip with Sunsoft's trademark DPCM bass.

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* ''American Pickers'' did a A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrqnmgySrF4 commercial entirely in 8-bit NES style. Considering the premise for Stella Artois]] purports to be footage of the show, it's quite fitting. Interestingly, 1964 World Trade Fair. It's got a film grain aesthetic, jazzy Sixties music, period costumes, and as an added bonus, they invoke TONS of early-Sixties {{Zeerust}}.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxec0dZvPOs This Brazilian Volkswagen New Beetle commercial]] features reactions of people in TheSeventies to
the music seems to use the extra channels of the Konami [=VRC6=] chip with Sunsoft's trademark DPCM bass.2013 model.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' is computer animated, but its design is reminiscent of the classic ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' TV specials.
* The ending credits of ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' run against sepia still images of scenes from the film redrawn in the style of E.H. Shepherd's line drawings from the books. Tigger in particular looks ''completely'' different from the Disney version.



* The ending credits of ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' run against sepia still images of scenes from the film redrawn in the style of E.H. Shepherd's line drawings from the books. Tigger in particular looks ''completely'' different from the Disney version.

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* The ending credits of ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' run against sepia still images of scenes from the 2011 ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' film redrawn in follows the style of E.H. Shepherd's line drawings from the books. Tigger in particular looks ''completely'' different from original shorts fairly closely, right down to details like photocopy lines and the Disney version.backgrounds.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' is computer animated, but its design is reminiscent of the classic ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' TV specials.



* DeliberatelyMonochrome cult musical ''[[Film/ForbiddenZone Forbidden Zone]]'' looks and feels like an old film processed through a New Wave psychedelic filter.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome cult The French musical ''[[Film/ForbiddenZone Forbidden Zone]]'' looks and feels like an old ''Film/EightWomen''. The look of the film processed through evokes the look of films made in the 1950s, and the songs are all performed in a New Wave psychedelic filter. 1950s style, despite some of them being from as late as the '80s.
* Anything directed by Creator/WesAnderson (''Film/{{Rushmore}}'', ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums'', ''Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spCknVcaSHg his American Express commercial]]) is full of it. Actually, Wes Anderson himself is pretty Retraux. ([[OutdatedOutfit Have you seen how he dresses?]])
* ''Film/{{Apollo 18}}'', in keeping with its ''Blair Witch''-esque premise, is entirely portrayed as found footage from a 1970s space mission, with all the accompanying film grain and video artifacts.



* Low-budget 1989 independent film ''Film/SidewalkStories'' is quite similar to ''The Artist''--it isn't shot in the 4:3 aspect ratio, but it is a DeliberatelyMonochrome SilentMovie, and a remake of Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''[[Film/TheKid1921 The Kid]]'' to boot.
* ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun'' is made to look like it was made in the early '80s, complete with Technicolor, music, and film grain.
* Most films by Creator/QuentinTarantino are full of this, being {{Genre Throwback}}s. This includes ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'', which he did with Creator/RobertRodriguez. It is a '70s BMovie pastiche which was presented in its theatrical cut as a double feature with scratched-up film, missing reels, [[RealTrailerFakeMovie trailers for fictional films]] and an ad for a Tex-Mex restaurant adjoining the theatre.
* The 2005 ''Film/TheCallOfCthulhu'' movie looks like a silent movie, produced when Creator/HPLovecraft first wrote his classic tale. (Even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHuY2wXTd0o the trailer]]!). Likewise ''Film/TheWhispererInDarkness'' was made is the style of a 1930s Franchise/UniversalHorror movie.
* [[Creator/TimBurton The director]] and cinematographers of the film ''Film/EdWood'' went out of their way to exaggerate the dark, grainy, ill-lit look of low-budget 1940s-1950s films.
* Nearly all of Creator/GuyMaddin's films, including ''Film/TheSaddestMusicInTheWorld'' and ''Film/BrandUponTheBrain'', are made to replicate the look of films from the 30s and the silent era, with considerable success.
* Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Zelig}}'' is a Mockumentary about a "chameleon man" of the 1920s and '30s. The supposedly archived footage of the era was actually filmed using cameras and such of the period. This, in addition to ''Film/ForrestGump'' style editing (though this movie predated that one by over ten years), created a nearly impenetrable illusion.
* ''Film/FarFromHeaven'', set in TheFifties, imitates the look of movies produced back then, specifically Douglas Sirk's movies - the plot is almost lifted from ''All That Heaven Allows''. The score is by Elmer Bernstein, who composed music for several famous films in the '50s.
* The French musical ''Film/EightWomen''. The look of the film evokes the look of films made in the 1950s, and the songs are all performed in a 1950s style, despite some of them being from as late as the '80s.
* Creator/OrsonWelles used this trope in ''Film/CitizenKane'' with the newsreel in the beginning, going so far as to use ''sandpaper'' on the original print to make it look old and worn.

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* Low-budget 1989 independent The 1977 war film ''Film/SidewalkStories'' is quite similar to ''The Artist''--it isn't shot in the 4:3 aspect ratio, but it is a DeliberatelyMonochrome SilentMovie, and a remake of Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''[[Film/TheKid1921 The Kid]]'' to boot.
* ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun''
''Film/TheAscent'' is made up to look like it was made in the early '80s, complete with Technicolor, music, and a film grain.
* Most films by Creator/QuentinTarantino are full of this, being {{Genre Throwback}}s. This includes ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'', which he did with Creator/RobertRodriguez. It is a '70s BMovie pastiche which was presented in its theatrical cut as a double feature with scratched-up film, missing reels, [[RealTrailerFakeMovie trailers for fictional films]] and an ad for a Tex-Mex restaurant adjoining the theatre.
* The 2005 ''Film/TheCallOfCthulhu'' movie looks like a silent movie, produced when Creator/HPLovecraft first wrote his classic tale. (Even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHuY2wXTd0o the trailer]]!). Likewise ''Film/TheWhispererInDarkness'' was made is the style of a 1930s Franchise/UniversalHorror movie.
* [[Creator/TimBurton The director]] and cinematographers of the film ''Film/EdWood'' went out of their way to exaggerate the dark, grainy, ill-lit look of low-budget 1940s-1950s films.
* Nearly all of Creator/GuyMaddin's films, including ''Film/TheSaddestMusicInTheWorld'' and ''Film/BrandUponTheBrain'', are made to replicate the look of films
from the 30s and the silent era, 1940s, with considerable success.
* Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Zelig}}'' is a Mockumentary about a "chameleon man"
its World War II setting, uses of the 1920s Academy ratio (an aspect ratio long disused by then) and '30s. The supposedly archived footage of the era was actually filmed using cameras black and such of the period. This, in addition to ''Film/ForrestGump'' style editing (though this movie predated that one by over ten years), created a nearly impenetrable illusion.
* ''Film/FarFromHeaven'', set in TheFifties, imitates the look of movies produced back then, specifically Douglas Sirk's movies - the plot is almost lifted from ''All That Heaven Allows''. The score is by Elmer Bernstein, who composed music for several famous films in the '50s.
* The French musical ''Film/EightWomen''. The look of the film evokes the look of films made in the 1950s, and the songs are all performed in a 1950s style, despite some of them being from as late as the '80s.
* Creator/OrsonWelles used this trope in ''Film/CitizenKane'' with the newsreel in the beginning, going so far as to use ''sandpaper'' on the original print to make it look old and worn.
white cinematography.



* ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'': Filmed in black and white, with only ArchiveFootage of Joe [=McCarthy=] used to portray the senator.

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* ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'': Filmed in black and white, The Bayeux Tapestry-esque opening of ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', complete with only ArchiveFootage of Joe [=McCarthy=] used to portray the senator.film's Nazi invasion depicted in Medieval tapestry style.
* ''Film/BlackDynamite'' is a movie from the late 2000s that's made to look like the cheaply made blaxplotation films of the 70s, with grainy quality, obviously bad effects, and [[StylisticSuck choppy editing]].



** ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'' is an AffectionateParody of the 1950s [[BMovie B movies]] filmed in black and white and complete with bad acting and SpecialEffectsFailure. Its sequel ''Film/TheLostSkeletonReturnsAgain'' is filmed in color and imitates the style of a studio BMovie from TheSixties.

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** ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'' is an AffectionateParody of the 1950s [[BMovie B movies]] filmed in black and white and complete with bad acting and SpecialEffectsFailure. Its sequel ''Film/TheLostSkeletonReturnsAgain'' is filmed in color and imitates the style of a studio BMovie from TheSixties.



* The Westlake Film Company has one silent movie [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TnGsCHqals comedy in their arsenal]]. ''To: Steve, From: The Devil'' was ''even'' shot with that kind of camera used long ago, along with the same good old improvised piano music, which makes PaintingTheMedium successful in this case.
* The Turkish movie ''GORA'' has a brief flashback scene to the early 1900s, shot in the scratchy, silent, black-and-white footage of the first 'moving pictures'.
* ''Film/TheMexican'' (2001) had the flashbacks filmed in a hand-cranked camera to evoke this trope.

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* The Westlake Film Company has one 2005 ''Film/TheCallOfCthulhu'' movie looks like a silent movie movie, produced when Creator/HPLovecraft first wrote his classic tale. (Even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TnGsCHqals comedy in their arsenal]]. ''To: Steve, From: The Devil'' com/watch?v=XHuY2wXTd0o the trailer]]!). Likewise ''Film/TheWhispererInDarkness'' was ''even'' shot with that kind made is the style of camera a 1930s Franchise/UniversalHorror movie.
* ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' a movie set mostly in the 1960s has a Creator/SaulBass style animated opening credit sequence.
* Creator/OrsonWelles
used long ago, along this trope in ''Film/CitizenKane'' with the same good old improvised piano music, which makes PaintingTheMedium successful in this case.
* The Turkish movie ''GORA'' has a brief flashback scene to the early 1900s, shot
newsreel in the scratchy, silent, black-and-white footage of beginning, going so far as to use ''sandpaper'' on the first 'moving pictures'.
original print to make it look old and worn.
* ''Film/TheMexican'' (2001) had the flashbacks filmed Several parts in a hand-cranked camera ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'' are made to evoke this trope.look like older films, including an old, silent movie.



* The Creator/MelBrooks film ''Film/SilentMovie'' is filmed in color and includes a music track that's part of the film (rather than separate -- but this was common in the last years of the silent era). Nonetheless, it was done in the style of...a silent movie, with actors "speaking" their lines, followed by a dialogue card: something that's partially parodied throughout the movie.
* The Creator/MelBrooks remake of ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe'' features a montage of WorldWarII footage of Poland being attacked, in the style of the newsreels of the time. The montage ends with main characters appearing in the same gritty black and white style.
* For ''Ride/BackToTheFutureTheRide'', the short "Doc on the March" was done in the style of an old newsreel, with Doc inserted into various footage ''Film/ForrestGump'' style. See him get an autograph from Thomas Edison! Watch him get a photo of Music/TheBeatles! Witness him resisting the urge to bump off Richard Nixon!
* The Bayeux Tapestry-esque opening of ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', complete with the film's Nazi invasion depicted in Medieval tapestry style

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* [[Creator/TimBurton The Creator/MelBrooks film ''Film/SilentMovie'' is filmed in color director]] and includes a music track that's part cinematographers of the film (rather than separate -- but this was common ''Film/EdWood'' went out of their way to exaggerate the dark, grainy, ill-lit look of low-budget 1940s-1950s films.
* ''Film/FarFromHeaven'', set in TheFifties, imitates the look of movies produced back then, specifically Douglas Sirk's movies - the plot is almost lifted from ''All That Heaven Allows''. The score is by Elmer Bernstein, who composed music for several famous films
in the last years '50s.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome cult musical ''Film/ForbiddenZone'' looks and feels like an old film processed through a New Wave psychedelic filter.
* The BloodyHilarious short film ''Film/ForkliftDriverKlaus'' was shot in 2000 but not only did it use costumes and props from the 1980s, it was also shot on VHS and looks like it had been copied several times before being digitized.
* In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', scenes taking place in TheFifties are edited to look as if they were shot on film stock
of the silent era). Nonetheless, it was done era. The cinematographer even used a camera lens not used since TheSixties.
* ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'': Filmed in black and white, with only ArchiveFootage of Joe [=McCarthy=] used to portray the senator.
* The Turkish movie ''GORA'' has a brief flashback scene to the early 1900s, shot
in the style of...a silent movie, with actors "speaking" their lines, followed by a dialogue card: something that's partially parodied throughout the movie.
* The Creator/MelBrooks remake of ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe'' features a montage of WorldWarII
scratchy, silent, black-and-white footage of Poland being attacked, the first 'moving pictures'.
* In ''Film/TheGreatRace'', the credits are rendered
in the period-appropriate style of the newsreels a Magic Lantern show.
-->"Ladies, kindly remove your hats."
* Most films by Creator/QuentinTarantino are full
of the time. The montage ends this, being {{Genre Throwback}}s. This includes ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'', which he did with main characters appearing Creator/RobertRodriguez. It is a '70s BMovie pastiche which was presented in its theatrical cut as a double feature with scratched-up film, missing reels, [[RealTrailerFakeMovie trailers for fictional films]] and an ad for a Tex-Mex restaurant adjoining the same gritty black and white style.
theatre.
* For ''Ride/BackToTheFutureTheRide'', In keeping with Peter Jackson's striving for an accurate portrayal of early 1950s Christchurch, New Zealand in ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', the short "Doc on the March" was title cards are done in the style of an old newsreel, early '50s style, with Doc inserted into various footage ''Film/ForrestGump'' style. See him get an autograph from Thomas Edison! Watch him get a photo of Music/TheBeatles! Witness him resisting the urge to bump off Richard Nixon!
*
actors' first names in ''Italics'' and last names in CAPITALS. The Bayeux Tapestry-esque opening of ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', font is period as well.
* ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun'' is made to look like it was made in the early '80s,
complete with Technicolor, music, and film grain.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfTheDevil'' is an homage to 1970s horror films, from
the film's Nazi invasion depicted setting to the credits to the music. It's even being released on VHS.
* ''Film/HouseOfTheWolfMan'' emulates the style of Franchise/UniversalHorror MonsterMash films from the forties.
* 2014 Polish film ''Film/{{Ida}}'' is shot DeliberatelyMonochrome and
in Medieval tapestry stylethe 4:3 AspectRatio. The director has said that this was a deliberate effort to evoke the Polish films of his youth in TheSixties.
* ''Film/IronMan2'' features the song "Make Way For Tomorrow Today" over the end credits, performed by the Stark Expo Singers. The theme song for Stark Expo '74, it sounds a lot like various songs from Disney movies and theme parks, most notably "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow", the theme to the ''Carousel of Progress'' attraction. This is no accident. The Stark Expo theme was written by Richard Sherman, who wrote that and many other memorable songs as a Disney employee. An expanded version of the song also appears in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' (composed by Creator/AlanSilvestri instead of John Debney).



* Anything directed by Wes Anderson (''Film/{{Rushmore}}'', ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums'', ''Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spCknVcaSHg his American Express commercial]]) is full of it. Actually, Wes Anderson himself is pretty Retraux. ([[OutdatedOutfit Have you seen how he dresses?]])
* The "Maroon Cartoon" opening of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' is made to look like an animated theatrical short from the 1940s, when the movie is set.

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* Anything directed by Wes Anderson (''Film/{{Rushmore}}'', ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums'', ''Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spCknVcaSHg his American Express commercial]]) is full Interesting quasi-example in ''Film/TheLimey'': Terence Stamp plays an aging gangster, and the film occasionally shows flashback clips of it. Actually, Wes Anderson himself is pretty Retraux. ([[OutdatedOutfit Have you seen how he dresses?]])
* The "Maroon Cartoon" opening of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' is made to
him as a young man in the 1960s. These sequences have the look like an animated theatrical short and quality of a film from that era—because they ''are'' from that era. Specifically, they're clips from the 1940s, 1967 film ''Poor Cow'', one of Stamp's early films. It's a recycling of an existing film, rather than filming a sequence specifically for the film that attempts to replicate the era, in order to produce a retraux feel.
* 1989 short film ''Film/TheLunchDate'' is shot in black-and-white, with a rather old-timey classical music score and an old-style font for the opening title card.
* Nearly all of Creator/GuyMaddin's films, including ''Film/TheSaddestMusicInTheWorld'' and ''Film/BrandUponTheBrain'', are made to replicate the look of films from the 30s and the silent era, with considerable success.
* ''Film/TheMexican'' (2001) had the flashbacks filmed in a hand-cranked camera to evoke this trope.
* The ''Film/MoulinRouge'' commentary track mentions how much trouble they went through to put imperfections in the film in order to evoke this.
* The 2003 remake of ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'' uses acting and dialogue styles from the mid-20th century, as well as a slight sepia tint, soft focus on certain shots, and somewhat degraded audio. One scene in a bar even has [[FrothyMugsOfWater people drinking just water and milk]]. The only signs that it was made in the 21st-century are the higher visual quality, the extensive racial integration of the town (and of some romances in the background), and one scene in which the mayor writes with [[TheSouthpaw his left hand]], which would've been incredibly unlikely
when the movie is set.set.
* The Mel Gibson crime movie ''Film/{{Payback}}'' is very stylized film-noir; colors are washed out, characters wear vintage clothing, even the cellular car phones are rotary dial.
** The film uses SchizoTech to enhance its atmosphere; the 1930s Art Deco Outfit building along with the aforementioned telephones clash with cars which are mostly from the 70s. The blue-grey color filter was removed in the Director's Cut.



* Several parts in ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'' are made to look like older films, including an old, silent movie.
* The Mel Gibson crime movie ''Film/{{Payback}}'' is very stylized film-noir; colors are washed out, characters wear vintage clothing, even the cellular car phones are rotary dial.
** The film uses SchizoTech to enhance it's atmosphere; the 1930s Art Deco Outfit building along with the aforementioned telephones clash with cars which are mostly from the 70s. The blue-grey color filter was removed in the Director's Cut.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfTheDevil'' is an homage to 1970s horror films, from the setting to the credits to the music. It's even being released on VHS.
* ''Film/IronMan2'' features the song "Make Way For Tomorrow Today" over the end credits, performed by the Stark Expo Singers. The theme song for Stark Expo '74, it sounds a lot like various songs from Disney movies and theme parks, most notably "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow," the theme to the ''Carousel of Progress'' attraction. This is no accident. The Stark Expo theme was written by Richard Sherman, who wrote that and many other memorable songs as a Disney employee. An expanded version of the song also appears in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' (composed by Creator/AlanSilvestri instead of John Debney).
* ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' a movie set mostly in the 1960s has a Creator/SaulBass style animated opening credit sequence.
* The ''Film/MoulinRouge'' commentary track mentions how much trouble they went through to put imperfections in the film in order to evoke this.
* The 1977 war film ''Film/TheAscent'' is made up to look like a film from the 1940s, with its World War II setting, uses of Academy ratio (an aspect ratio long disused by then) and black and white cinematography.
* 2014 Polish film ''Film/{{Ida}}'' is shot DeliberatelyMonochrome and in the 4:3 AspectRatio. The director has said that this was a deliberate effort to evoke the Polish films of his youth in TheSixties.
* ''Film/{{Apollo 18}}'', in keeping with its ''Blair Witch''-esque premise, is entirely portrayed as found footage from a 1970s space mission, with all the accompanying film grain and video artifacts.
* ''Film/BlackDynamite'' is a movie from the late 2000s that's made to look like the cheaply made blaxplotation films of the 70s, with grainy quality, obviously bad effects, and [[StylisticSuck choppy editing]].
* The BloodyHilarious short film ''Film/ForkliftDriverKlaus'' was shot in 2000 but not only did it use costumes and props from the 1980s, it was also shot on VHS and looks like it had been copied several times before being digitized.
* In ''Film/TheGreatRace'', the credits are rendered in the period-appropriate style of a Magic Lantern show.
-->"Ladies, kindly remove your hats."
* In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', scenes taking place in TheFifties are edited to look as if they were shot on film stock of the era. The cinematographer even used a camera lens not used since TheSixties.
* In keeping with Peter Jackson's striving for an accurate portrayal of early 1950s Christchurch, New Zealand in ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', the title cards are done in an early '50s style, with the actors' first names in ''Italics'' and last names in CAPITALS. The font is period as well.

to:

* Several parts in ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'' are made to look like older films, including an old, silent movie.
* The Mel Gibson crime movie ''Film/{{Payback}}'' is very stylized film-noir; colors are washed out, characters wear vintage clothing, even the cellular car phones are rotary dial.
** The
Low-budget 1989 independent film uses SchizoTech ''Film/SidewalkStories'' is quite similar to enhance it's atmosphere; the 1930s Art Deco Outfit building along with the aforementioned telephones clash with cars which are mostly from the 70s. The blue-grey color filter was removed ''The Artist''--it isn't shot in the Director's Cut.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfTheDevil'' is an homage to 1970s horror films, from the setting to the credits to the music. It's even being released on VHS.
* ''Film/IronMan2'' features the song "Make Way For Tomorrow Today" over the end credits, performed by the Stark Expo Singers. The theme song for Stark Expo '74, it sounds a lot like various songs from Disney movies and theme parks, most notably "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow," the theme to the ''Carousel of Progress'' attraction. This is no accident. The Stark Expo theme was written by Richard Sherman, who wrote that and many other memorable songs as a Disney employee. An expanded version of the song also appears in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' (composed by Creator/AlanSilvestri instead of John Debney).
* ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' a movie set mostly in the 1960s has a Creator/SaulBass style animated opening credit sequence.
* The ''Film/MoulinRouge'' commentary track mentions how much trouble they went through to put imperfections in the film in order to evoke this.
* The 1977 war film ''Film/TheAscent'' is made up to look like a film from the 1940s, with its World War II setting, uses of Academy ratio (an
4:3 aspect ratio long disused by then) and black and white cinematography.
* 2014 Polish film ''Film/{{Ida}}''
ratio, but it is shot a DeliberatelyMonochrome SilentMovie, and a remake of Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''[[Film/TheKid1921 The Kid]]'' to boot.
* The Creator/MelBrooks film ''Film/SilentMovie'' is filmed
in color and includes a music track that's part of the 4:3 AspectRatio. The director has said that film (rather than separate -- but this was a deliberate effort to evoke common in the Polish films last years of his youth the silent era). Nonetheless, it was done in TheSixties.
* ''Film/{{Apollo 18}}'', in keeping
the style of...a silent movie, with its ''Blair Witch''-esque premise, is entirely portrayed as found footage from actors "speaking" their lines, followed by a dialogue card: something that's partially parodied throughout the movie.
* The model shots in the 2014 film ''Film/SpaceStation76'' look ''exactly'' like
1970s space mission, model shots. You can even see the strings! Likewise, the sets are designed with all the accompanying film grain limitations seen in actual science fiction of the period.
* The Creator/MelBrooks remake of ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe'' features a montage of WorldWarII footage of Poland being attacked, in the style of the newsreels of the time. The montage ends with main characters appearing in the same gritty black
and video artifacts.
white style.
* ''Film/BlackDynamite'' is a The Westlake Film Company has one silent movie from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TnGsCHqals comedy in their arsenal]]. ''To: Steve, From: The Devil'' was ''even'' shot with that kind of camera used long ago, along with the late 2000s that's same good old improvised piano music, which makes PaintingTheMedium successful in this case.
* ''Film/TurboKid'' is a very deliberate (and [[BloodyHilarious splat-stick]] laden) 1980s-style homage to ''Film/MadMax'' and ''BMXBandits'', as well as early DirectToVideo imitations of them. There's even a scene where VHS tapes are used as firewood.
* The "Maroon Cartoon" opening of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' is
made to look like the cheaply made blaxplotation films of the 70s, with grainy quality, obviously bad effects, and [[StylisticSuck choppy editing]].
* The BloodyHilarious
an animated theatrical short film ''Film/ForkliftDriverKlaus'' was shot in 2000 but not only did it use costumes and props from the 1980s, 1940s, when the movie is set.
* ''[[Film/WNUFHalloweenSpecial The WNUF Halloween Special]]'' is a FoundFootage horror film painstakingly made to resemble an actual 1987 small town TV station news broadcast, including cheesy fake low budget commercials. To make
it was also shot on look authentic, the director even went as far as shooting the film digitally, transferring it into VHS and looks like copying it had been copied several times before being digitized.
* In ''Film/TheGreatRace'',
to other tapes ''five times'', in order to achieve the credits are rendered in the period-appropriate style of proper degradation that a Magic Lantern show.
-->"Ladies, kindly remove your hats."
* In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', scenes taking place in TheFifties are edited to look as if they were shot on film stock of the era. The cinematographer even used a camera lens not used since TheSixties.
* In keeping with Peter Jackson's striving for an accurate portrayal of early 1950s Christchurch, New Zealand in ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', the title cards are done in an early '50s style, with the actors' first names in ''Italics'' and last names in CAPITALS. The font is period as well.
1987 recording would suffer.



* ''[[Film/WNUFHalloweenSpecial The WNUF Halloween Special]]'' is a FoundFootage horror film painstakingly made to resemble an actual 1987 small town TV station news broadcast, including cheesy fake low budget commercials. To make it look authentic, the director even went as far as shooting the film digitally, transferring it into VHS and copying it to other tapes ''five times'', in order to achieve the proper degradation that a 1987 recording would suffer.

to:

* ''[[Film/WNUFHalloweenSpecial The WNUF Halloween Special]]'' Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Zelig}}'' is a FoundFootage horror film painstakingly made to resemble an actual 1987 small town TV station news broadcast, including cheesy fake low budget commercials. To make it look authentic, Mockumentary about a "chameleon man" of the director even went as far as shooting 1920s and '30s. The supposedly archived footage of the film digitally, transferring it into VHS era was actually filmed using cameras and copying it to other tapes ''five times'', in order to achieve such of the proper degradation period. This, in addition to ''Film/ForrestGump'' style editing (though this movie predated that one by over ten years), created a 1987 recording would suffer.nearly impenetrable illusion.



* ''Film/HouseOfTheWolfMan'' emulates the style of Franchise/UniversalHorror MonsterMash films from the forties.
* The 2003 remake of ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'' uses acting and dialogue styles from the mid-20th century, as well as a slight sepia tint, soft focus on certain shots, and somewhat degraded audio. One scene in a bar even has [[FrothyMugsOfWater people drinking just water and milk]]. The only signs that it was made in the 21st-century are the higher visual quality, the extensive racial integration of the town (and of some romances in the background), and one scene in which the mayor writes with [[TheSouthpaw his left hand]], which would've been incredibly unlikely when the movie is set.
* 1989 short film ''Film/TheLunchDate'' is shot in black-and-white, with a rather old-timey classical music score and an old-style font for the opening title card.
* ''TurboKid'' is a very deliberate (and [[BloodyHilarious splat-stick]] laden) 1980s-style homage to MadMax and BMXBandits, as well as early DirectToVideo imitations of them. There's even a scene where VHS tapes are used as firewood.
* Interesting quasi-example in ''Film/TheLimey'': Terence Stamp plays an aging gangster, and the film occasionally shows flashback clips of him as a young man in the 1960s. These sequences have the look and quality of a film from that era—because they ''are'' from that era. Specifically, they're clips from the 1967 film ''Poor Cow'', one of Stamp's early films. It's a recycling of an existing film, rather than filming a sequence specifically for the film that attempts to replicate the era, in order to produce a retraux feel.
* The model shots in the 2014 film ''SpaceStation76'' look ''exactly'' like 1970s model shots. You can even see the strings! Likewise, the sets are designed with all the limitations seen in actual science fiction of the period.



* ''Literature/TheBaroqueCycle'' consistently uses antiquated spellings of words, most often by hyphenating compound words that had yet to become fused together by common usage.
* It's not in the actual text, but some printings of ''Literature/TheBible'' contain supplementary material that looks like a seventeenth- or eighteenth-century pamphlet. For instance, "deluxe" versions of the New American translation contain, in the preface, a "[[LongTitle Synchronous History of the Nations, Showing Their Origin, Chief Events, Changes or Extinction, from the Earliest Period Through New Testament Period.]]" This version was printed in 1970.
* ''The Collector'' series of UrbanFantasy novels by Chris F. Holm, have [[http://angryrobotbooks.com/books/dead-harvest-by-chris-f-holm/ covers]] remeniscent of [[http://kellyriggsmysteries.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/agatha_cover-27-hickory.jpg 1960s Fontana paperback trade-dress,]] including fake scratches, stains and spine creasing for the "found in a charity shop" effect.



* ''Website/TheOnion Presents: Our Dumb Century'' "reprinted" the front pages of dozens of issues of ''The Onion'', going back to the early 1900s. (In reality, ''Website/TheOnion'' was founded in 1988.)



* ''Literature/{{S}}.'' was deliberately planned to look and feel like a book written and printed in the 1950's. The cover has woodblock print letters and graphic, there's a library sticker on the spine as well as a library "borrowed/returned" stamp in the back (with numerous dates of having been "borrowed"), and all the pages have yellowing and foxing to them. The story itself is written in a faux-translated from German mystery, with decidedly dated word usage and structure.
* ''Literature/TheScarletLetter'' was written in the 19th century, but it's often taught in high schools as an example of 17th-century writing.



* ''Literature/TheBaroqueCycle'' consistently uses antiquated spellings of words, most often by hyphenating compound words that had yet to become fused together by common usage.
* ''Literature/TheScarletLetter'' was written in the 19th century, but it's often taught in high schools as an example of 17th-century writing.
* It's not in the actual text, but some printings of Literature/TheBible contain supplementary material that looks like a seventeenth- or eighteenth-century pamphlet. For instance, "deluxe" versions of the New American translation contain, in the preface, a "[[LongTitle Synchronous History of the Nations, Showing Their Origin, Chief Events, Changes or Extinction, from the Earliest Period Through New Testament Period.]]" This version was printed in 1970.
* ''Website/TheOnion Presents: Our Dumb Century'' "reprinted" the front pages of dozens of issues of ''The Onion'', going back to the early 1900s. (In reality, ''Website/TheOnion'' was founded in 1988.)
* ''Literature/{{S}}.'' was deliberately planned to look and feel like a book written and printed in the 1950's. The cover has woodblock print letters and graphic, there's a library sticker on the spine as well as a library "borrowed/returned" stamp in the back (with numerous dates of having been "borrowed"), and all the pages have yellowing and foxing to them. The story itself is written in a faux-translated from German mystery, with decidedly dated word usage and structure.
* ''The Collector'' series of UrbanFantasy novels by Chris F. Holm, have [[http://angryrobotbooks.com/books/dead-harvest-by-chris-f-holm/ covers]] remeniscent of [[http://kellyriggsmysteries.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/agatha_cover-27-hickory.jpg 1960s Fontana paperback trade-dress,]] including fake scratches, stains and spine creasing for the "found in a charity shop" effect.



* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': "Chuck vs. the Role Models" has a ColdOpen of a '70s/'80s style SpecialEditionTitle (mostly a parody of ''Series/HartToHart''[='s=] credit sequence.)



** Occasionally, ''Cold Case'' will feature original music with the style of the episode's time period. For instance, the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ia_FstTyE4 "Scarlet Rose"]] from Season 4's "Static" sounds ''exactly'' like a ballad from the late 1950's.
* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' genuinely looks like some low-budget sci-fi/horror show from the 1980s, despite having actually been made in 2004. One episode includes the original song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BwQBjJvN5Y One Track Lover]]," which is the style of a cheesy pop song from TheEighties.
* Same for ''Series/LookAroundYou'', which mimics 1980s educational TV despite being made in 2002 (for the first series) and 2005 (for the second).
* And in turn, ''The Peter Serafinowicz Show'', from the creator of ''Look Around You'', has featured faux 1970s [[PublicServiceAnnouncement public information films]] (complete of course with authentic faded colour, grain and scratches).
* One episode of ''Series/AshesToAshes'' does this for the ShowWithinAShow, being shot on 1980s style video with very limited lighting and makeup, scratchy sound and cheesy backing music. ([[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=K7BNZjUhmXk link]] - could arguably be a minor spoiler).
* Speaking of which, its parent show ''Series/{{Life on Mars|2006}}'' revelled in this trope for advertising, even going as far as having a recreation of the BBC 1 Colour ident of the 70s precede broadcasting of the second series. [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 The American version]] did the same with the ABC logo.
* The TV version of ''Series/InTheHeatOfTheNight'' used a brilliant pastiche of a 1960s title sequence.

to:

** Occasionally, ''Cold Case'' will feature original music with the style of the episode's time period. For instance, the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ia_FstTyE4 "Scarlet Rose"]] from Season 4's "Static" sounds ''exactly'' like a ballad from the late 1950's.
1950s.
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' deliberately looks like a low-budget 60s action flick. An action comedy about a team, Danger 5, fighting StupidJetpackHitler in a 60s AlternateHistory, it also includes {{Retraux}} {{Toku}} action, in which Hitler gains command of mechanically enhanced Japanese supersoldiers. Season 2 upgrades to TheEighties, with associated look.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In both [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors "The Two Doctors"]] and the show's 50[[superscript:th]] anniversary special, [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]], the first few seconds were in black and white, with the latter also featuring the original title sequence from the mid '60s.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash "Time Crash"]] starring the Fifth and Tenth Doctors, the background music used in the Fifth Doctor's era is heavily featured throughout.
** The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E1DayOfTheDaleks Day of the Daleks]]: Special Edition" DVD release has a brand-new version of the "[[SpecialEffectsFailure only three Daleks]]" onslaught, new voices by Dalek aficionado Nicholas Briggs, and new CGI sequences. An ''unbelievable'' amount of care was taken to ensure that nothing would look out of place within the 1973 milieu: the Dalek voices were re-created with older, analog equipment (also, Briggs uses a slightly less-deranged voice set than he does on the New Series); the new film sequences were done with a period BBC film camera; and the CGI was made to look a little more like a model set.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E11TheCrimsonHorror "The Crimson Horror"]], set in 1892, has a sepia-toned flashback sequence designed to look like a Victorian kinetoscope.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' was deliberately filmed with old camera lenses to give it that authentic [[TheSeventies 70s]] {{Western}} feel.
* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', for an episode set entirely in TheEighties, used [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reaIcN61M-M&fmt=22 an 80s-style opening]] SpecialEditionTitle. Hilariously, they replace the normal flashes of futuristic fringe sciences (teleportation, dark matter, etc) with things that were futuristic at the time (cold fusion, in vitro fertilization, ''personal computing'') but [[ScienceMarchesOn have either become commonplace or totally debunked]]. Compare to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-daL35AIQpw the usual opening]].
* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' genuinely looks like some low-budget sci-fi/horror show from the 1980s, despite having actually been made in 2004. One episode includes the original song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BwQBjJvN5Y One Track Lover]]," Lover]]", which is the style of a cheesy pop song from TheEighties.
* Same for ''Series/LookAroundYou'', which mimics 1980s educational TV despite being made in 2002 (for ''Series/{{Glee}}'s'' ShowWithinAShow during the first series) third season's ChristmasEpisode was deliberately filmed in black and 2005 (for white, and invoked the second).
* And in turn, ''The Peter Serafinowicz Show'',
feel of holiday variety shows from the creator of ''Look Around You'', has featured faux 1970s [[PublicServiceAnnouncement public information films]] (complete of course 50s to the 70s, albeit with authentic faded colour, grain and scratches).
* One episode of ''Series/AshesToAshes'' does this for
a little tongue-in-cheek humor about the ShowWithinAShow, being shot on 1980s style video with very limited lighting and makeup, scratchy sound and cheesy backing music. ([[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=K7BNZjUhmXk link]] - could arguably be a minor spoiler).
* Speaking of which, its parent show ''Series/{{Life on Mars|2006}}'' revelled in this trope for advertising, even going as far as having a recreation of the BBC 1 Colour ident of the 70s precede broadcasting of the second series. [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 The American version]] did the same with the ABC logo.
* The TV version of ''Series/InTheHeatOfTheNight'' used a brilliant pastiche of a 1960s title sequence.
whole thing.



* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has a FilmNoir episode framed as Jimmy Olsen's dream sequence.
** So did ''Series/LoisAndClark''.
** And ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' (season 4's "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E05MonsterMovie Monster Movie]]").
** And ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' (Season 4, "Sahdow Play").
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' loves to use the holodeck for this kind of thing. [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard's]] noir adventures as detective Dixon Hill were a fan favourite (and won the show an Emmy for costume design), as were [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tom Paris's]] ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers''-style Captain Proton stories, which were actually filmed in black and white; and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s forays into fictional nightclub crooner Vic Fontaine's club.
** Special mention must be given to the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E06TrialsAndTribbleations}} Trials and Tribble-ations]]", which features time travel back to the era of ''TOS''. In addition to inserting ''Deep Space Nine'' actors into existing footage, new scenes aboard the old ''Enterprise'' and the space station were filmed using 1960s-style lighting - they even used 1960s ''film stock'' because the colour saturation properties were different.

to:

* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has ''Series/HeilHoneyImHome'' is presented in 1950s sitcom style, despite being filmed in 1990.
* ''Series/{{Hustle}}''. An exposition scene explaining how an old-style con worked was done in the form of
a FilmNoir episode framed as Jimmy Olsen's dream black & white silent movie.
* The TV version of ''Series/InTheHeatOfTheNight'' used a brilliant pastiche of a 1960s title
sequence.
** So * The DVD menus of ''Series/TheITCrowd''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoOkoP5GGQI The first series]] is a pastiche of vintage computers, complete with tape loader and extremely elaborate (for a DVD '''menu''') parodies of ''VideoGame/HeadOverHeels'' and ''VideoGame/JetSetWilly''. And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAY52wyb6tM the second series]] does to 16-bit games what the first did ''Series/LoisAndClark''.
** And ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' (season 4's "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E05MonsterMovie Monster Movie]]").
** And ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' (Season 4, "Sahdow Play").
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' loves
to use the holodeck for this kind of thing. [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard's]] noir adventures as detective Dixon Hill were a fan favourite (and won the show an Emmy for costume design), as were [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tom Paris's]] ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers''-style Captain Proton stories, which were actually filmed in black and white; and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s forays into fictional nightclub crooner Vic Fontaine's club.
** Special mention must be given to the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E06TrialsAndTribbleations}} Trials and Tribble-ations]]", which features time travel back to the era of ''TOS''. In addition to inserting ''Deep Space Nine'' actors into existing footage, new scenes aboard the old ''Enterprise'' and the space station were filmed using 1960s-style lighting - they even used 1960s ''film stock'' because the colour saturation properties were different.
8-bit.



* ''Series/MadMen'' on AMC is supposed to be set in the early 60s, and is filmed with a dark, slightly fuzzy/grainy look to it. This is in keeping with the show's obsessive focus on setting -- the furniture is all vintage, along with the clothing. Even to the point of making the actors wear authentic undergarments that are never seen.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' was deliberately filmed with old camera lenses to give it that authentic [[TheSeventies 70s]] {{Western}} feel.
* The DVD menus of ''Series/TheITCrowd''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoOkoP5GGQI The first series]] is a pastiche of vintage computers, complete with tape loader and extremely elaborate (for a DVD '''menu''') parodies of ''VideoGame/HeadOverHeels'' and ''VideoGame/JetSetWilly''. And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAY52wyb6tM the second series]] does to 16-bit games what the first did to 8-bit.
* ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'' has an 8-bit sounding opening, prominently features chiptunes during scene changes, and occasionally features episode filler scenes that pays homage to 80s video games, complete with blocky graphics.
* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', for an episode set entirely in TheEighties, used [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reaIcN61M-M&fmt=22 an 80s-style opening]] SpecialEditionTitle. Hilariously, they replace the normal flashes of futuristic fringe sciences (teleportation, dark matter, etc) with things that were futuristic at the time (cold fusion, in vitro fertilization, ''personal computing'') but [[ScienceMarchesOn have either become commonplace or totally debunked]]. Compare to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-daL35AIQpw the usual opening]]
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': "Chuck vs. the Role Models" has a ColdOpen of a '70s/'80s style SpecialEditionTitle (mostly a parody of ''Series/HartToHart''[='s=] credit sequence.)



* ''TopGear'' did a 1970s style intro for a fake detective series, ''The Interceptors'', complete with era-appropriate [[PornStache Porn Staches]].
** They also applied a very convincing early-1980s videotape look to parts of the "Which Eastern Bloc car was worst" sequence.
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' deliberately looks like a low-budget 60s action flick. An action comedy about a team, Danger 5, fighting StupidJetpackHitler in a 60s AlternateHistory, it also includes {{Retraux}} {{Toku}} action, in which Hitler gains command of mechanically enhanced Japanese supersoldiers. Season 2 upgrades to TheEighties, with associated look.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'s'' ShowWithinAShow during the third season's ChristmasEpisode was deliberately filmed in black and white, and invoked the feel of holiday variety shows from the 50s to the 70s, albeit with a little tongue-in-cheek humor about the whole thing.

to:

* ''TopGear'' ''Series/{{Life on Mars|2006}}'' revelled in this trope for advertising, even going as far as having a recreation of the BBC 1 Colour ident of the 70s precede broadcasting of the second series. [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 The American version]] did a 1970s the same with the ABC logo.
** One episode of SequelSeries ''Series/AshesToAshes'' does this for the ShowWithinAShow, being shot on 1980s
style intro video with very limited lighting and makeup, scratchy sound and cheesy backing music. ([[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=K7BNZjUhmXk link]] - could arguably be a minor spoiler).
* Same
for ''Series/LookAroundYou'', which mimics 1980s educational TV despite being made in 2002 (for the first series) and 2005 (for the second).
* ''Series/MadMen'' on AMC is supposed to be set in the early 60s, and is filmed with
a fake detective series, dark, slightly fuzzy/grainy look to it. This is in keeping with the show's obsessive focus on setting -- the furniture is all vintage, along with the clothing. Even to the point of making the actors wear authentic undergarments that are never seen.
* And in turn,
''The Interceptors'', complete Peter Serafinowicz Show'', from the creator of ''Look Around You'', has featured faux 1970s [[PublicServiceAnnouncement public information films]] (complete of course with era-appropriate [[PornStache Porn Staches]].
** They also applied a very convincing early-1980s videotape look to parts
authentic faded colour, grain and scratches).
* The opening
of the "Which Eastern Bloc car was worst" sequence.
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' deliberately
''Series/SiliconValley'' looks like a low-budget 60s action flick. An action comedy about a team, Danger 5, fighting StupidJetpackHitler in a 60s AlternateHistory, it also includes {{Retraux}} {{Toku}} action, in which Hitler gains command 16-bit ''VideoGame/SimCity''-esque map of mechanically enhanced Japanese supersoldiers. Season 2 upgrades to TheEighties, with associated look.
Silicon Valley.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'s'' ShowWithinAShow during the third season's ChristmasEpisode was deliberately filmed in black and white, and invoked the feel of holiday variety shows from the 50s to the 70s, albeit with ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has a little tongue-in-cheek humor about the whole thing.FilmNoir episode framed as Jimmy Olsen's dream sequence.
** So did ''Series/LoisAndClark''.
** And ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' (season 4's "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E05MonsterMovie Monster Movie]]").
** And ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' (Season 4, "Shadow Play").



* ''Series/{{Hustle}}''. An exposition scene explaining how an old-style con worked was done in the form of a black & white silent movie.
* A flashback montage in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E11TheCrimsonHorror "The Crimson Horror"]] was styled to look like a Victorian-era kinetoscope.
** In both [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors ''The Two Doctors'']] and the show's 50th anniversary special, [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor ''The Day of the Doctor'']], the first few seconds were in black and white, with the latter also featuring the original title sequence from the mid '60s.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash "Time Crash"]] starring the Fifth and Tenth Doctors, the background music used in the Fifth Doctor's era is heavily featured throughout.
** The "Day of the Daleks: Special Edition" DVD release has a brand-new version of the "[[SpecialEffectsFailure only three Daleks]]" onslaught, new voices by Dalek aficionado Nicholas Briggs, and new CGI sequences. An ''unbelievable'' amount of care was taken to ensure that nothing would look out of place within the 1973 milieu: the Dalek voices were re-created with older, analog equipment (also, Briggs uses a slightly less-deranged voice set than he does on the New Series); the new film sequences were done with a period BBC film camera; and the CGI was made to look a little more like a model set.
* An episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', "Once Upon a Time", guest-starred Creator/BusterKeaton as a man who travels forward in time from 1890 to 1960. The parts set in 1890 are filmed in the style of an old SilentMovie.
* The opening of ''Series/SiliconValley'' looks like a 16-bit ''VideoGame/SimCity''-esque map of Silicon Valley.
* ''Series/HeilHoneyImHome'' is presented in 1950s sitcom style, despite being filmed in 1990.

to:

* ''Series/{{Hustle}}''. An exposition scene explaining how an old-style con worked was done in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' loves to use the form holodeck for this kind of a black & white silent movie.
* A flashback montage in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E11TheCrimsonHorror "The Crimson Horror"]] was styled to look like a Victorian-era kinetoscope.
** In both [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors ''The Two Doctors'']] and the show's 50th anniversary special, [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor ''The Day of the Doctor'']], the first few seconds
thing. [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard's]] noir adventures as detective Dixon Hill were a fan favourite (and won the show an Emmy for costume design), as were [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tom Paris's]] ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers''-style Captain Proton stories, which were actually filmed in black and white, with the latter also featuring the original title sequence from the mid '60s.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash "Time Crash"]] starring the Fifth
white; and Tenth Doctors, the background music used in the Fifth Doctor's era is heavily featured throughout.
''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s forays into fictional nightclub crooner Vic Fontaine's club.
** The "Day of the Daleks: Special Edition" DVD release has a brand-new version of mention must be given to the "[[SpecialEffectsFailure only three Daleks]]" onslaught, ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E06TrialsAndTribbleations}} Trials and Tribble-ations]]", which features time travel back to the era of ''TOS''. In addition to inserting ''Deep Space Nine'' actors into existing footage, new voices by Dalek aficionado Nicholas Briggs, and new CGI sequences. An ''unbelievable'' amount of care was taken to ensure that nothing would look out of place within scenes aboard the 1973 milieu: the Dalek voices were re-created with older, analog equipment (also, Briggs uses a slightly less-deranged voice set than he does on the New Series); the new film sequences were done with a period BBC film camera; old ''Enterprise'' and the CGI was made to look a little more like a model set.
* An episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', "Once Upon a Time", guest-starred Creator/BusterKeaton as a man who travels forward in time from 1890 to 1960. The parts set in 1890 are
space station were filmed in using 1960s-style lighting - they even used 1960s ''film stock'' because the style of an old SilentMovie.
* The opening of ''Series/SiliconValley'' looks like a 16-bit ''VideoGame/SimCity''-esque map of Silicon Valley.
* ''Series/HeilHoneyImHome'' is presented in 1950s sitcom style, despite being filmed in 1990.
colour saturation properties were different.



* ''Series/TopGear'' did a 1970s style intro for a fake detective series, ''The Interceptors'', complete with era-appropriate [[PornStache Porn Staches]].
** They also applied a very convincing early-1980s videotape look to parts of the "Which Eastern Bloc car was worst" sequence.
* An episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', "Once Upon a Time", guest-starred Creator/BusterKeaton as a man who travels forward in time from 1890 to 1960. The parts set in 1890 are filmed in the style of an old SilentMovie.



* ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'' has an 8-bit sounding opening, prominently features chiptunes during scene changes, and occasionally features episode filler scenes that pays homage to 80s video games, complete with blocky graphics.



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* For ''Ride/BackToTheFutureTheRide'', the short "Doc on the March" was done in the style of an old newsreel, with Doc inserted into various footage ''Film/ForrestGump'' style. See him get an autograph from Thomas Edison! Watch him get a photo of Music/TheBeatles! Witness him resisting the urge to bump off Richard Nixon!
[[/folder]]



* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' did one of these, [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=9791&mpe=1&step=1 The Astonishing Excursions of Helen Narbon & Co.]], interspersed with the main comic.
** ''Narbonic'' also had the ''Dave in Slumberland'' strips once a year, which were drawn in the style of ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'', and provided immense foreshadowing.



* ''Webcomic/{{Wondermark}}'' is made to look like it was made in the early 1900s, and was: the author takes old-style printings and adds dialog.
** ''Webcomic/MarriedToTheSea'', from the people who do ''Webcomic/ToothpasteForDinner'' and ''Webcomic/NatalieDee'', follows the same formula as Wondermark, except in single-panel format.
* ''The WebComic/LaughOutLoudCats'' is a webcomic based on WebOriginal/LOLCats made to look like it's from the early 20th century.
* The back cover of the first ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' prequel book describes the deliberate choice of greyscale as "Past-O-Vision". The use of crayons to illustrate the "dawn of time" backstories also invokes this trope.
* In commemoration to Geocities shutting down... Behold! ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' redesigned as a classic [[TheNineties 90s]] [[https://nullroute.eu.org/mirrors/xkcd-geocities/xkcd.com/ Geocities site]]! Complete with broken html, pointless marquees, and flashing background graphics.

to:

* ''Webcomic/{{Wondermark}}'' is made to look like it ''Webcomic/TheBlondeMarvel'' 11-page story "The Thing That Came" was made presented as if it had been published in the 1955.
** The artist did it again in
early 1900s, and was: the author 2012, with a "Municipal City" series, centered on Commander Marvel, that is supposedly fragments of a long-lost 1950s newspaper comic.
* In ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban'', Murray's [[http://bloodyurban.smackjeeves.com/comics/1367680/super-ecstatic/ prescription drug-fueled hallucination]] features inanimate objects with 30's-style cartoon faces.
* ''Webcomic/CorgiQuest'' uses a simplistic pixelated art style reminiscent of retro video games.
* ''Videogame/TheDeadlyTowerOfMonsters''
takes old-style printings and adds dialog.
** ''Webcomic/MarriedToTheSea'',
the form of a B-Movie from the people who do ''Webcomic/ToothpasteForDinner'' and ''Webcomic/NatalieDee'', follows 1970's, with all the same formula as Wondermark, except in single-panel format.
tropes that entails.
* ''The WebComic/LaughOutLoudCats'' is a webcomic based on WebOriginal/LOLCats made ''Webcomic/IWasKidnappedByLesbianPiratesFromOuterSpace'' has been run through Photoshop filters because the auther/artist wants it to look feel like it's from the early 20th century.
* The back cover of the first ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' prequel book describes the deliberate choice of greyscale as "Past-O-Vision". The use of crayons to illustrate the "dawn of time" backstories also invokes this trope.
* In commemoration to Geocities shutting down... Behold! ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' redesigned as a classic [[TheNineties 90s]] [[https://nullroute.eu.org/mirrors/xkcd-geocities/xkcd.com/ Geocities site]]! Complete with broken html, pointless marquees,
"your parents’ old collection that they forget they left up there, all faded and flashing background graphics.stained."



* ''Webcomic/UnicornJelly'' looks like something drawn in a 16-bit MS-DOS paint program, and with good reason: it ''was'' drawn in a 16-bit MS-DOS paint program.
* ''Webcomic/IWasKidnappedByLesbianPiratesFromOuterSpace'' has been run through Photoshop filters because the auther/artist wants it to feel like "your parents’ old collection that they forget they left up there, all faded and stained."

to:

* ''Webcomic/UnicornJelly'' looks ''The Webcomic/LaughOutLoudCats'' is a webcomic based on WebOriginal/LOLCats made to look like something drawn in a 16-bit MS-DOS paint program, and with good reason: it ''was'' drawn in a 16-bit MS-DOS paint program.
* ''Webcomic/IWasKidnappedByLesbianPiratesFromOuterSpace'' has been run through Photoshop filters because
it's from the auther/artist wants it to feel like "your parents’ old collection that they forget they left up there, all faded and stained."early 20th century.



* ''TheBlondeMarvel 11''-page story "The Thing That Came" was presented as if it had been published in 1955.
** The artist did it again in early 2012, with a "Municipal City" series, centered on Commander Marvel, that is supposedly fragments of a long-lost 1950s newspaper comic.
* ''Videogame/TheDeadlyTowerOfMonsters'' takes the form of a B-Movie from the 1970's, with all the tropes that entails.
* The Website/PlatypusComix story [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=16&pageType=index&seriesID=7 "Vess [=MacMeal=] Starring in: The More You Know!"]] has drawings resembling [[TheFifties 1950s]] kitschy artwork.



* ''Webcomic/ZombieAndMummy'' is designed as a homage to late-nineties {{Geocities}}-style web design, with animated gifs and MIDI music abounding. The author, Olia Lialina, has a soft spot for old Internet culture in general, and has written [[http://art.teleportacia.org/observation/vernacular/ articles]] about it, in addition to a [[http://contemporary-home-computing.org/1tb/ blog about Geocities.]]

to:

* ''Webcomic/ZombieAndMummy'' is designed as a homage to late-nineties {{Geocities}}-style web design, ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' did one of these, [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=9791&mpe=1&step=1 The Astonishing Excursions of Helen Narbon & Co.]], interspersed with animated gifs the main comic.
** ''Narbonic'' also had the ''Dave in Slumberland'' strips once a year, which were drawn in the style of ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'',
and MIDI music abounding. provided immense foreshadowing.
*
The author, Olia Lialina, back cover of the first ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' prequel book describes the deliberate choice of greyscale as "Past-O-Vision". The use of crayons to illustrate the "dawn of time" backstories also invokes this trope.
* The Website/PlatypusComix story [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=16&pageType=index&seriesID=7 "Vess [=MacMeal=] Starring in: The More You Know!"]]
has a soft spot for old Internet culture in general, and has written [[http://art.teleportacia.org/observation/vernacular/ articles]] about it, in addition to a [[http://contemporary-home-computing.org/1tb/ blog about Geocities.]]drawings resembling [[TheFifties 1950s]] kitschy artwork.



* ''Webcomic/CorgiQuest'' uses a simplistic pixelated art style reminiscent of retro video games.
* In ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban'', Murray's [[http://bloodyurban.smackjeeves.com/comics/1367680/super-ecstatic/ prescription drug-fueled hallucination]] features inanimate objects with 30's-style cartoon faces.

to:

* ''Webcomic/CorgiQuest'' uses ''Webcomic/UnicornJelly'' looks like something drawn in a simplistic pixelated art style reminiscent of retro video games.
16-bit MS-DOS paint program, and with good reason: it ''was'' drawn in a 16-bit MS-DOS paint program.
* ''Webcomic/{{Wondermark}}'' is made to look like it was made in the early 1900s, and was: the author takes old-style printings and adds dialog.
** ''Webcomic/MarriedToTheSea'', from the people who do ''Webcomic/ToothpasteForDinner'' and ''Webcomic/NatalieDee'', follows the same formula as ''Wondermark'', except in single-panel format.
* In ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban'', Murray's [[http://bloodyurban.smackjeeves.com/comics/1367680/super-ecstatic/ prescription drug-fueled hallucination]] features inanimate objects commemoration to Geocities shutting down... Behold! ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' redesigned as a classic [[TheNineties 90s]] [[https://nullroute.eu.org/mirrors/xkcd-geocities/xkcd.com/ Geocities site]]! Complete with 30's-style cartoon faces.broken html, pointless marquees, and flashing background graphics.
* ''Webcomic/ZombieAndMummy'' is designed as a homage to late-nineties {{Geocities}}-style web design, with animated gifs and MIDI music abounding. The author, Olia Lialina, has a soft spot for old Internet culture in general, and has written [[http://art.teleportacia.org/observation/vernacular/ articles]] about it, in addition to a [[http://contemporary-home-computing.org/1tb/ blog about Geocities.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has simple comedic plots similar to old Fleischer and Disney cartoons, with episodes like Fantastic Boyage, The Continuum of Cartoon Fools, and Last But Not Beast as examples.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' The creators admit a genuine love of fake-aging footage and such, and went through great lengths to get the Season 2 DVD to appear to be (but not actually be) worn and decades old, as if it had been in the trunk of somebody's car for 30 years. And the menu screens are done in the style of an old, old slide-show presentation of what people in TheSixties thought the future would be like. The third season was all shot in high definition in order to make the footage quirkier and grainier, not sharper or more vector-ey.
** And the third-season DVD is presented in the style of an Atari 2600 game, down to the packaging and ''VideoGame/{{Pitfall}}''-style menu screens.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E6ItchyAndScratchyTheMovie Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie]]" shows a vintage ''[[WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie Steamboat Itchy]]'' cartoon from 1928.
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E1BartOfDarkness Bart of Darkness]]" shows a black and white 1961 episode of ''The Krusty the Clown Show''. Krusty interviews George Meany on America's labor crisis.
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E18TheDayTheViolenceDied The Day the Violence Died]]" shows the first appearance of Itchy, in the black and white 1919 short ''[[WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit Itchy the Lucky Mouse]]''.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E13SimpsoncalifragilisticexpialaAnnoyedGruntcious Simpsoncalifragilisticexpialad'ohcious]]", the black and white cartoon playing in Homer's head is based on ''WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie''.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS23E16HowIWetYourMother How I Wet Your Mother]]", Bart Simpson's dream is animated in the same style as the Simpsons shorts from the Tracey Ullman Show of the late 80s.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS19E20AllAboutLisa All About Lisa]]", The Krustketeers sing the Krusty Klub Theme, shown in black and white.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS27E11TeenageMutantMilkCausedHurdles Teenage Mutant Milk-caused Hurdles]]", The "La-Z Rider Couch Gag" is a throwback to a more serious 80's animation style, with an overlay effect representing visible tracking lines from the worn and dirty video heads of a VHS player.



** Additionally, one episode featured clips of the Warners guest-starring on such old cartoons as ''[[WesternAnimation/YogiBear Calhoon Capybara]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Oohooroo, Where Are You]]'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids Obese Orson]]''. For the clips, the producers carefully made sure the animators replicated the low-budget feel of the cartoons parodized.
* The short-lived ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'' was deliberately drawn to resemble a late 1970s/early 1980s vintage cartoon.

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** Additionally, one episode featured clips of the Warners guest-starring on such old cartoons as ''[[WesternAnimation/YogiBear Calhoon Capybara]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Oohooroo, Where Are You]]'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids Obese Orson]]''. For the clips, the producers carefully made sure the animators replicated the low-budget feel of the cartoons parodized.
parodied.
* The short-lived ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'' ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' was deliberately drawn an animated series done completely in the style of an 8-bit video game, with the cast resembling characters from mid-80s Taito games such as ''Renegade'' and ''Mat Mania''.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has simple comedic plots similar
to resemble old Fleischer and Disney cartoons, with episodes like "Fantastic Boyage", "The Continuum of Cartoon Fools", and "Last But Not Beast" as examples.
* The 1999 FracturedFairyTale short "The Fox, the Box and the Lox" (released in theaters with the LiveActionAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'') was animated in the same style as the original 1960s episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': "The 'Good Old Days!'" had Timmy and his Grandpappy having
a late 1970s/early misadventure in an InkblotCartoonStyle world.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', the crew watches a Harold Zoid silent ''[[SchizoTech hologram]]'' in black-and-white.
** ''Futurama'' packaging and merchandise also often evokes {{Zeerust}} aesthetics (like some things in the show - Bender himself is an example).
** The episode "Reincarnation" has three different segments each done in a different retro style: an early 1930s black and white cartoon, a
1980s vintage 8-bit video game, and a 1970s anime.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** Xyler and Craz are semi-recurring characters from a ShowWithinAShow called ''Dream Boy High'', which are sometimes seen in Mabel's imagination. Both it and their character designs have the blocky lines and garish color palette of an 80s cartoon like ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''.
** "Fight Fighters" features Rumble [=McSkirmish=], a video game character from the eponymous fighting game, [[RefugeeFromTVLand appearing in the real world]]. Rumble is styled after Ken, Ryu, and Sagat from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' and rendered completely in 16-bit style graphics (by Paul Robertson, of course), complete with badly translated dialogue ("WINNERS DON'T LOSE!" "YOU CAN HIDE BUT YOU CANNOT HIDE!") and even physical limitations such as not being able to look up or [[HyperactiveSprite stand still]]. The game is quite old even in-universe: the arcade cabinet is covered in dust and was made before the fall of the Soviet Union.
** "Soos and the Real Girl" features another old game, ''Romance Academy 7'', a PC DatingSim similar to ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'', apparently from the [=1990s=]. Like ''Fight Fighters'', it has sprite-animation by Paul Robertson and was poorly translated. However, its main character, Giffany, is [[AIIsACrapshoot smart enough]] to have learned proper English.
* Relentlessly mocked multiple times in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Examples include Wiggy Jiggy Jed from "Dream Mutt", a walking pastiche parody of snarky, fourth-wall breaking Creator/HannaBarbera characters complete with his own theme tune when he walks and cuing laughter from a live audience and the episode "Hill Billy" where the entire world becomes a {{Rubber Hose| Animation}}
cartoon.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the PreviouslyOn segments are done in the style of old movies, complete with a grainy sepia effect and an overly-excited announcer.
* The ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Cars}} Mater's Tall Tales]]'' short "Time Travel Mater", has various old-time to represent the different periods where Mater and Lightning travel to. The film is sepia-toned when Mater meets Stanley, black-and-white when they go to when Stanley met Lizzie and then to two-strip Technicolor when they see Stanley and Lizzie get married.
* The 2013 ''Disney/MickeyMouse'' shorts will be done in the style of the 1930's shorts as seen in the short [[http://video.disney.com/watch/croissant-de-triomphe-4d7b3aae690a98650d776d97 Croissant de Triomphe]].
** The 2013 MickeyMouse short ''WesternAnimation/GetAHorse'' (playing before ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' in theatres) was ''painstakingly'' created to look and sound like a late 1920s/early 1930s cartoon, including film scratches, cel mistakes, and poor quality soundtrack - even going as far to include archived clips of Creator/WaltDisney as Mickey's voice. [[spoiler:That is, before the [[PortalPicture cinema screen]] is ripped open, [[MediumBlending hand-drawn and CG animation come together]] and the fourth wall is not so much broken as it is shattered into a billion pieces.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' is visually designed to look like an old Disney or Fleischer cartoon complete with the PieEyed pupil designs. It also makes heavy usage of ArtDeco in its title cards and a {{Zeerust}} style future.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Pinkie Pie's rap song in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E22TestingTesting123 Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3]]" is clearly styled after a rap music video from the late-80s or early-90s, complete with looking like it was ripped from a VHS recording (fake scan lines, semi-blurry image quality, and the scene is presented in a 4:3 aspect ratio instead of the show's usual 16:9 widescreen). Crosses into StylisticSuck as the song itself feels more like a parody of cartoons from that era that liked to include rap music in an attempt to be TotallyRadical.
* The ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' movie ''Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown'' is hand-drawn, has the same style as the classic series, and has voices to a similar effect of the originals.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sxFyu_U2go This]]'' inane little romp into the imagination of Raymond Persi and Matthew Nastuk was made for the ''1999'' Vancouver Animation Festival. It was done 100% using nothing but what was available for animation in the early 30's, right down to the painted backgrounds and the grooving.
* ''WesternANimation/RegularShow'' has a very washed-out color scheme, the soundtrack is sourced from a lot of '80s bands, and the characters always play retro-styled video games on a UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem.



* A short on one of the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' videos, ''Going Up'', is portrayed like a silent film... even though it still uses computer animation ''and'' is in color. The trope is played straighter in an alternate "unrestored" version, seen in the Bonus Features for its video (''Sumo of the Opera''), featuring it in Black and White, with film grain and damage. On the audio front, it lacks any and all sound effects, as well as the French Peas reading out the text cards in the normal version.

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* A ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E6ItchyAndScratchyTheMovie Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie]]" shows a vintage ''[[WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie Steamboat Itchy]]'' cartoon from 1928.
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E1BartOfDarkness Bart of Darkness]]" shows a black and white 1961 episode of ''The Krusty the Clown Show''. Krusty interviews George Meany on America's labor crisis.
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E18TheDayTheViolenceDied The Day the Violence Died]]" shows the first appearance of Itchy, in the black and white 1919
short ''[[WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit Itchy the Lucky Mouse]]''.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E13SimpsoncalifragilisticexpialaAnnoyedGruntcious Simpsoncalifragilisticexpialad'ohcious]]", the black and white cartoon playing in Homer's head is based
on one ''WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie''.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS23E16HowIWetYourMother How I Wet Your Mother]]", Bart Simpson's dream is animated in the same style as the Simpsons shorts from the Tracey Ullman Show
of the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' videos, ''Going Up'', late 80s.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS19E20AllAboutLisa All About Lisa]]", The Krustketeers sing the Krusty Klub Theme, shown in black and white.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS27E11TeenageMutantMilkCausedHurdles Teenage Mutant Milk-caused Hurdles]]", The "La-Z Rider Couch Gag"
is portrayed like a silent film... even though it still uses computer throwback to a more serious 80's animation ''and'' is in color. The trope is played straighter in style, with an alternate "unrestored" version, seen in overlay effect representing visible tracking lines from the Bonus Features for its worn and dirty video (''Sumo heads of the Opera''), featuring it in Black and White, with film grain and damage. On the audio front, it lacks any and all sound effects, as well as the French Peas reading out the text cards in the normal version.a VHS player.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': "The 'Good Old Days!'" had Timmy and his Grandpappy having a misadventure in an InkblotCartoonStyle world.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', the crew watches a Harold Zoid silent ''[[SchizoTech hologram]]'' in black-and-white.
** ''Futurama'' packaging and merchandise also often evokes {{Zeerust}} aesthetics (like some things in the show - Bender himself is an example).
** The episode "Reincarnation" has three different segments each done in a different retro style: an early 1930s black and white cartoon, a 1980s 8-bit video game, and a 1970s anime.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the PreviouslyOn segments are done in the style of old movies, complete with a grainy sepia effect and and an overly-excited announcer.
* The ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' movie ''Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown'' is hand-drawn, has the same style as the classic series, and has voices to a similar effect of the originals.
* ''WesternANimation/RegularShow'' has a very washed-out color scheme, the soundtrack is sourced from a lot of '80s bands, and the characters always play retro-styled video games on a UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem.
* The 2011 ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' film follows the style of the original shorts fairly closely, right down to details like photocopy lines and the backgrounds.
* The short-lived ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' was an animated series done completely in the style of an 8-bit video game, with the cast resembling characters from mid-80s Taito games such as ''Renegade'' and ''Mat Mania''.
* The 2013 MickeyMouse shorts will be done in the style of the 1930's shorts as seen in the short [[http://video.disney.com/watch/croissant-de-triomphe-4d7b3aae690a98650d776d97 Croissant de Triomphe]].
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sxFyu_U2go This]]'' inane little romp into the imagination of Raymond Persi and Matthew Nastuk was made for the ''1999'' Vancouver Animation Festival. It was done 100% using nothing but what was available for animation in the early 30's, right down to the painted backgrounds and the grooving.
* The 2013 MickeyMouse short ''WesternAnimation/GetAHorse'' (playing before ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' in theatres) was ''painstakingly'' created to look and sound like a late 1920s/early 1930s cartoon, including film scratches, cel mistakes, and poor quality soundtrack - even going as far to include archived clips of Creator/WaltDisney as Mickey's voice. [[spoiler:That is, before the [[PortalPicture cinema screen]] is ripped open, [[MediumBlending hand-drawn and CG animation come together]] and the fourth wall is not so much broken as it is shattered into a billion pieces.]]
* The 1999 FracturedFairyTale short "The Fox, the Box and the Lox" (released in theaters with the LiveActionAdaptation of ''DudleyDoRight'') was animated in the same style as the original 1960s episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** Xyler and Craz are semi-recurring characters from a ShowWithinAShow called ''Dream Boy High'', which are sometimes seen in Mabel's imagination. Both it and their character designs have the blocky lines and garish color palette of an 80s cartoon like ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''.
** "Fight Fighters" features Rumble [=McSkirmish=], a video game character from the eponymous fighting game, [[RefugeeFromTVLand appearing in the real world]]. Rumble is styled after Ken, Ryu, and Sagat from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' and rendered completely in 16-bit style graphics (by Paul Robertson, of course), complete with badly translated dialogue ("WINNERS DON'T LOSE!" "YOU CAN HIDE BUT YOU CANNOT HIDE!") and even physical limitations such as not being able to look up or [[HyperactiveSprite stand still]]. The game is quite old even in-universe: the arcade cabinet is covered in dust and was made before the fall of the Soviet Union.
** "Soos and the Real Girl" features another old game, ''Romance Academy 7'', a PC DatingSim similar to ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'', apparently from the [=1990s=]. Like ''Fight Fighters'', it has sprite-animation by Paul Robertson and was poorly translated. However, its main character, Giffany, is [[AIIsACrapshoot smart enough]] to have learned proper English.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Pinkie Pie's rap song in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E22TestingTesting123 Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3]]" is clearly styled after a rap music video from the late-80s or early-90s, complete with looking like it was ripped from a VHS recording (fake scan lines, semi-blurry image quality, and the scene is presented in a 4:3 aspect ratio instead of the show's usual 16:9 widescreen). Crosses into StylisticSuck as the song itself feels more like a parody of cartoons from that era that liked to include rap music in an attempt to be TotallyRadical.
* The ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Cars}} Mater's Tall Tales]]'' short "Time Travel Mater", has various old-time to represent the different periods where Mater and Lightning travel to. The film is sepia-toned when Mater meets Stanley, black-and-white when they go to when Stanley met Lizzie and then to two-strip Technicolor when they see Stanley and Lizzie get married.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' is visually designed to look like an old Disney or Fleischer cartoon complete with the PieEyed pupil designs. It also makes heavy usage of ArtDeco in its title cards and a {{Zeerust}} style future.
* Relentlessly mocked multiple times in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Examples include Wiggy Jiggy Jed from "Dream Mutt", a walking pastiche parody of snarky, fourth-wall breaking Creator/HannaBarbera characters complete with his own theme tune when he walks and cuing laughter from a live audience and the episode "Hill Billy" where the entire world becomes a {{Rubber Hose| Animation}} cartoon.



* A short on one of the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' videos, ''Going Up'', is portrayed like a silent film... even though it still uses computer animation ''and'' is in color. The trope is played straighter in an alternate "unrestored" version, seen in the Bonus Features for its video (''Sumo of the Opera''), featuring it in Black and White, with film grain and damage. On the audio front, it lacks any and all sound effects, as well as the French Peas reading out the text cards in the normal version.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' The creators admit a genuine love of fake-aging footage and such, and went through great lengths to get the Season 2 DVD to appear to be (but not actually be) worn and decades old, as if it had been in the trunk of somebody's car for 30 years. And the menu screens are done in the style of an old, old slide-show presentation of what people in TheSixties thought the future would be like. The third season was all shot in high definition in order to make the footage quirkier and grainier, not sharper or more vector-ey.
** And the third-season DVD is presented in the style of an Atari 2600 game, down to the packaging and ''VideoGame/{{Pitfall}}''-style menu screens.



* The short-lived ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'' was deliberately drawn to resemble a late 1970s/early 1980s vintage cartoon.



* Many old towns in Europe where either entirely leveled or significantly damaged by bombings in World War II. While some were redesigned in the then modern "car friendly" style (now [[DeaderThanDisco widely decried as an abomination against urbanism]]), some were then or have been since rebuilt in the original style, more or less faithfully. One of the best known is probably the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dresden_Frauenkirche Frauenkirche]] in Dresden that was rebuilt faithfully except for the weird placement of the original stones (distinguished by their blackened appearance which is neither due to fire nor due to pollution but owed to age) - in 2005. However, infill development in those neighborhoods is also often also built "in the original style" which may or may not work, but is often vastly preferred to some "hyper modern" glass palace in the midst of buildings centuries old.

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* Many old towns in Europe where were either entirely leveled or significantly damaged by bombings in World War II. While some were redesigned in the then modern "car friendly" style (now [[DeaderThanDisco widely decried as an abomination against urbanism]]), some were then or have been since rebuilt in the original style, more or less faithfully. One of the best known is probably the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dresden_Frauenkirche Frauenkirche]] in Dresden that was rebuilt faithfully except for the weird placement of the original stones (distinguished by their blackened appearance which is neither due to fire nor due to pollution or pollution, but owed to age) - -- in 2005. However, infill development in those neighborhoods is also often also built "in the original style" which may or may not work, but is often vastly preferred to some "hyper modern" glass palace in the midst of buildings centuries old.


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1st Apr '17 4:31:25 PM DavidDelony
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Media produced in an intentionally old-fashioned style, designed with the intentional appearance of being decades older than is actually the case.

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Media produced in an intentionally old-fashioned style, designed with the intentional appearance of being decades older than is actually the case.
case. The term is a portmanteau of "retro" and the French word "faux," meaning "false."
31st Mar '17 2:02:52 AM ProfessorThascales
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* ''The Wake'' is a 2014 novel by Paul Kingsnorth set during and after the Norman Invasion of 1066. The novel uses a "shadow tongue" created by its author to mimic the Old English language that would have been used by the characters. The vocabulary is meant to be a cross between modern English and Old English, there are no capital letters or any punctuation but periods (because they didn't exist in the eleventh century), and words are spelled as to avoid letters (such as "k" and "x") that Old English didn't have.
26th Mar '17 3:14:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheOnion'' published a book called "Our Dumb Century" featuring fake front pages of the paper throughout the 20th century starting in 1900.

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* ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' published a book called "Our Dumb Century" featuring fake front pages of the paper throughout the 20th century starting in 1900.
26th Mar '17 3:10:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''Website/TheOnion Presents: Our Dumb Century'' "reprinted" the front pages of dozens of issues of ''The Onion'', going back to the early 1900s. (In reality, ''TheOnion'' was founded in 1988.)

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* ''Website/TheOnion Presents: Our Dumb Century'' "reprinted" the front pages of dozens of issues of ''The Onion'', going back to the early 1900s. (In reality, ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' was founded in 1988.)
14th Mar '17 4:17:15 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Harry Enfield did this a lot in his sketch shows, especially with the Cholmondley-Warner & Grayson sketches on ''Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums''. His later series ''Series/HarryAndPaul'' featured Retraux versions of modern films, such as a 1930s melodramatic version of ''The Bourne Identity'' and a silent version of ''Brokeback Mountain'' starring Laurel and Hardy.

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* Harry Enfield did this a lot in his sketch shows, especially with the Cholmondley-Warner & Grayson sketches on ''Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums''. His later series ''Series/HarryAndPaul'' featured Retraux versions of modern films, such as a 1930s melodramatic version of ''The Bourne Identity'' ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'' and a silent version of ''Brokeback Mountain'' ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' starring Laurel and Hardy.Creator/LaurelAndHardy.



** And ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' (season 4's "Monster Movie").

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** And ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' (season 4's "Monster Movie")."[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E05MonsterMovie Monster Movie]]").



** Special mention must be given to the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "Trials and Tribble-ations", which features time travel back to the era of ''TOS''. In addition to inserting ''Deep Space Nine'' actors into existing footage, new scenes aboard the old ''Enterprise'' and the space station were filmed using 1960s-style lighting - they even used 1960s ''film stock'' because the colour saturation properties were different.

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** Special mention must be given to the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "Trials "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E06TrialsAndTribbleations}} Trials and Tribble-ations", Tribble-ations]]", which features time travel back to the era of ''TOS''. In addition to inserting ''Deep Space Nine'' actors into existing footage, new scenes aboard the old ''Enterprise'' and the space station were filmed using 1960s-style lighting - they even used 1960s ''film stock'' because the colour saturation properties were different.
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