Beyond the Neon
By Noel Mellor
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The podcast dedicated to understanding 1980s pop culture, Beyond the Neon looks past the nostalgia to get beneath the skin of the decade of excess. With guest contributors from across the academic world, each documentary show looks at a different aspect of the era and examines the social, political and economic climate of the day.
||ExplicitHigh Concept and 80s Movie Marketing Magic||The second in a three-part series looking at film marketing in the 1980s, Beyond the Neon look at how home video and the 'high concept' movie defined advertising approaches during the decade. References Jordan, Chris - Movies and the Reagan...||7 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1980s Cinema and the Birth of Film Marketing||In the first of a three parter looking at film marketing in the 1980s, Beyond the Neon explores the history, language and landscape of cinema that led to the movie marketing we know today. References Berzsenyi, Chrystine – Evil, Beautiful, Deadly:...||5 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuperheroes and Heroism in the Reagan Era||Exploring the superhero landscape of the 1970s, how this translated to decade that followed, and how a new president changed the way Hollywood looked at heroism in comics, tv and film. Guest contributors Dr Joan Ormrod, Senior Lecturer at...||29 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Transformers Phenomenon Part 2||The Transformers Phenomenon Part 2||3 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Transformers Phenomenon Part 1||The Transformers Phenomenon Part 1||27 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWere the 80s too scary?||Were the 80s too scary?||25 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Educating me in things I had no interest in .
This really surprised me , I’ve known of but never listened to Noel’s previous work, but after stumbling across this I thought ‘let’s support a fellow lover of cinema ‘ ,
He is well spoken , interesting , but more importantly has a manner that keeps the listener glued to the subject matter even though they had no previous interest .
This has earn’t its subscription and I will be downloading back episodes .
(Review of Superheroes and Heroism from first 30 mins).
A British Masterpiece
If you grew up in 1980s Britain and love all things pop culture (especially the ‘darker’ side of it) this show is for you. Wonderfully narrated and with excellent production value (there are lots of snippets of theme songs or clips from movies etc) the host is very knowledgeable with a voice you can relate to. An excellent listen