My attention was drawn to this link on Gizmodo this morning. I was struck by how alien it felt (scuse the pun!).
It seems so…, uncritical, non-ironic, even celebratory. Certainly it reveals more of its time than the time is represents. Released in 1983, towards the end of Ronald Reagan’s first term this trailer exudes uncritical self-confidence and not a hint of irony in its assertion of American enterprise and pioneering spirit. I wonder how a trailer for this movie might be made today?