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25th Jun '16 1:57:42 PM WillKeaton
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* ''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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. ''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.
19th Jun '16 2:03:15 PM nombretomado
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* ThomasPynchon's novels ''Mason & Dixon'' and ''Against the Day'' are both written in prose styles similar to literature from the eras in which they're set.
* StephenBaxter's ''The Time Ships'' is a sequel to ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' by Creator/HGWells, and written in a similar late-19th century style.

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* ThomasPynchon's Creator/ThomasPynchon's novels ''Mason & Dixon'' and ''Against the Day'' are both written in prose styles similar to literature from the eras in which they're set.
* StephenBaxter's Creator/StephenBaxter's ''The Time Ships'' is a sequel to ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' by Creator/HGWells, and written in a similar late-19th century style.
18th Jun '16 7:31:29 PM TedlyAnderson
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* 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.
7th Jun '16 7:48:43 PM PaulA
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* A ''Series/SpittingImage'' sketch claimed to be celebrating the show's 100th anniversary, and showed a clip from the supposed first show in the 1880s. This was a black and white scene of two PunchAndJudy style puppets, and silent movie captions reading "I say, [[UsefulNotes/WilliamGladstone Mr Gladstone]]! You're not very good!"

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* A ''Series/SpittingImage'' sketch claimed to be celebrating the show's 100th anniversary, and showed a clip from the supposed first show in the 1880s. This was a black and white scene of two PunchAndJudy Theatre/PunchAndJudy style puppets, and silent movie captions reading "I say, [[UsefulNotes/WilliamGladstone Mr Gladstone]]! You're not very good!"
7th Jun '16 7:25:38 PM Usernumber2920
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** Speaking of The Eighties, Jimmy sometimes does a sketch called "Video Vision", which parodies [[InstructionalFilm instructional videos]] from that decade. The videos are [[StylisticSuck intentionally made to have faulty aspects]] that were common at the time, such as low video quality, abrupt scene transitions, and poorly done edits. Here's a video about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQs-o3N0dXg how to wrap gifts]].

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** Speaking of The Eighties, Jimmy sometimes does a sketch called "Video Vision", which parodies [[InstructionalFilm instructional videos]] from that decade. The videos are [[StylisticSuck intentionally made to have faulty aspects]] that were common at the time, such as low video quality, abrupt scene transitions, and poorly done edits. Here's a video about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQs-o3N0dXg how to wrap gifts]].
6th Jun '16 4:20:18 PM Doug86
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* 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 1930's UniversalHorror movie.

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* 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 1930's UniversalHorror 1930s Franchise/UniversalHorror movie.
3rd Jun '16 12:51:24 PM Jhonny
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* 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 where than 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 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 where than 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.
2nd Jun '16 2:23:40 PM nombretomado
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* The 2005 ''Film/TheCallOfCthulhu'' movie looks like a silent movie, produced when 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 1930's UniversalHorror movie.

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* The 2005 ''Film/TheCallOfCthulhu'' movie looks like a silent movie, produced when HPLovecraft 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 1930's UniversalHorror movie.
20th May '16 10:32:16 AM Jhonny
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* Gentrification or renovation of large urban areas can lead to large-scale renewal of some of the oldest parts of a city, as the place is done up to attract people with fresh paint, unbroken windows, and verandahs and awnings overhanging the footpath that no longer look like they're going to collapse on top of you when you walk under them, and to celebrate the history of the area. Some of these can go a bit far in their presentation, as they are given extra atmosphere by means some might consider an excessive amount of faux-historical packaging, such as [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Street-Buildings-in-Townsville-550593820 Flinders]] [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/View-of-Flinders-Street-Townsville-551317217 Street East]] (second picture sepiatoned in GiMP) in Townsville, Queensland; the road is designed to make horse-like clopping sounds when cars are driven along the street.

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* Gentrification or renovation of large urban areas can lead to large-scale renewal of some of the oldest parts of a city, as the place is done up to attract people with fresh paint, unbroken windows, and verandahs and awnings overhanging the footpath that no longer look like they're going to collapse on top of you when you walk under them, and to celebrate the history of the area. Some of these can go a bit far in their presentation, as they are given extra atmosphere by means some might consider an excessive amount of faux-historical packaging, such as [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Street-Buildings-in-Townsville-550593820 Flinders]] [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/View-of-Flinders-Street-Townsville-551317217 Street East]] (second picture sepiatoned in GiMP) [=GiMP=]) in Townsville, Queensland; the road is designed to make horse-like clopping sounds when cars are driven along the street.


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* 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 where than 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.
19th May '16 6:01:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''WebVideo/TheNewAdventuresOfCaptainS'', a series made by [[http://www.pbc-productions.com/ PBC Productions]] about a gamer who can physically enter Sega games, is supposed to look like it was made in the early 1990s. It takes inspiration from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'', ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'' and ''SavedByTheBell''. The credits use the same font that was used in ''Series/FullHouse'' and the [[http://www.pbc-productions.com/images/dvd.jpg DVD cover]] is made to resemble the DVD cover of [[http://www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/reviews/breakfastclub.jpg Breakfast Club.]]

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* ''WebVideo/TheNewAdventuresOfCaptainS'', a series made by [[http://www.pbc-productions.com/ PBC Productions]] about a gamer who can physically enter Sega games, is supposed to look like it was made in the early 1990s. It takes inspiration from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'', ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'' and ''SavedByTheBell''.''Series/SavedByTheBell''. The credits use the same font that was used in ''Series/FullHouse'' and the [[http://www.pbc-productions.com/images/dvd.jpg DVD cover]] is made to resemble the DVD cover of [[http://www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/reviews/breakfastclub.jpg Breakfast Club.]]
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