The 3B ShowMay 5 - June 3, 2011
Gallery 1988 Venice
214 Pier Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Wed - Sun: 11 AM - 6 PM
Mon & Tues: Closed
Friday, June 3 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
SHELL-SHOCK (A NINJA TURTLES ART SHOW & TRIBUTE)
BRAVE NEW WORLDS COMICS
45 N. 2nd Street
What can you tell us to bring us to the show?
There are many reasons the 3G and 3B show mean a lot to me. These were movies that stood the test of test and became instant classics in the 80's generation. I can confidently say thahot these movies are the anthem to our generation. I think what a lot of these movies have in common is the spirit to do the impossible...Between ghosts, pirates, time traveling, and creatures, all these films hold a message of positivity and imagination that a lot of movies today, don't have. If anything we are just beginning to see a re-surface of these types of films, because our generations is just beginning to surface onto the film screen. I think what it also boils down to is the characters and caring about them. All these movies have super iconic characters. These shows are a reminder for us to stay young and channel the spirit of these movies onto a new generation....so they can be remembered, and so a similar generation can blossom from it as well.
I also feel these movies are special because the 50's generation made them. For me the 50's and 80's generations go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. Themes of this can be clearly seen in Ghostbusters and Back to the future. That excitement of the unknown, adventures, and accomplishing the impossible are what great movies are made of! A lot of these films were also produced by Steven Spielberg, who in my opinion made the stamp for the great 80's imagination films. Other films from this era that fall into this category are: Karate Kid, Monster Squad, The Explorers, The Last Starfighter, ET, BIG, and the lost boys.
I apologize if this is a bit redundant, but hope it helps!
Why Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, and Bill & Ted?
Next to Ghostbusters, Goonies, and Gremlins; Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, and Bill & Ted are personally my second favorite batch of 80's movies that happen to fall under the letter B...There was some discussion at first about Big Trouble in Little China, Blade Runner, and Buckaroo Banzai, but at the end of the day Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, and Bill & Ted stood out and felt like a most astounding set! BTTF and B&T have the time traveling aspect, while Beetlejuice has the paranormal one.