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美国20世纪最重要的50种通俗文化现象

发布:englishfan    时间:2009-03-06 11:28:10     浏览:1878次

50) Camping Culture

-The Millions in Our National Parks

49) The Resort Vacation Fantasy

-From Hotel del Coronado to Key West to South Beach to Hawaii

48) Youth and Extreme Sports

-From Skateboarding to Snowboarding

47) Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Pop Art

-Even the Desert Arts Communities Popularized by Georgia O'Keefe

46) The Mall

-And What about the Department Store?

45) Self-Alterations

-From Tattoos (纹身)to Piercings to Plastic Surgery

44) Talkies (有声电影)

-Who Could Forget Al Jolsen's Rendition of "Sonny Boy"?

43) CDs

42) American International and Teen Pics

41) Surf Culture

-From the Beach Boys to Annette

40) Film Noir 具有悲观(或宿命论)色彩的影片

39) The Seattle Sound

-How Nirvana Changed Rock

38) The Workout Culture

-Remember John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis in Perfect?

37) Video Games

-The Road from Pinball

36) The Musical Film

-From the Golden Age of Hollywood to Moulin Rouge

35) The Children's Book Serial

-From Dr. Suess to Harry Potter

34) Cartoons (Print and Television)

-What Is American Popular Culture without Snoopy in Our Newspapers or the Roadrunner on Saturday Morning?

33) The Kid Show

-From Sesame Street to Barney

32) MTV and the Music Video

31) The College Sports Phenomenon

-Especially Saturday Football!

30) Disney

29) National Tabloids (小报)and Newspapers

-From The National Inquirer to USA Today

28) The Space Obsession

-From the First Man on the Moon to UFOs

-From I Dream of Jeannie to The X Files

27) The Super Hero

-From Comic Books to Feature Film

26) The Western and the Cult of the Cowboy

25) The Soap Opera

24) Pop and Pulp Fiction Novels/Novelists

23) Max Factor and Make-up

22) The Television Talk Show

-From Phil Donahue to Jerry Springer to Oprah

21) The Pop Music Star(s)

-Who Could Ignore Madonna, Britney Spears, the Spice Girls, and the

Omni-present Boy Bands like N Sync?

20) The Explosion of Mass Advertising and Marketing

-From Major Labels (Coke and Levis) to Infomercials to Shopping

Channels to the Japanese Marketing Explosion (Hello Kitty, Pokemon)

-Remember Darren on Bewitched?

19) Disco (The 1970s)

-The Night Lifestyle

-The Bee Gees

-Cocaine

-Studio 54

18) The Situation Comedy

17) The Video Revolution (1970-2000)

16) The Nickelodeon Boom (1905-7)

15) The Culture/Class/Race/Sex Revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s

-Civil Rights Movement

-Feminist Movement

-War Protests

-Marijuana

-Long Hair

14) The Gramophone/Record Making/Tin Pan Alley Songwriters

13) Big Band and Swing

-And the Crooners During That Time and Following…Bing Crosby,

Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Frankie Laine, Frank Sinatra

-And What about the Ladies? Kay Starr? Jo Stafford? Doris Day?

12) Fast-food Restaurants

11) Cable Television

-The Channel Explosion of the 1990s

-Satellite Dishes

10) The Jazz Age

-Jazz and Blues Influences on Music

-Speakeasies and Gin Joints and Mobs and Prohibition

-F. Scott Fitzgerald and, of course, Zelda

-The Harlem Renaissance

9) The Development of "Hollywood" and the "Cult" of the "Star"

-Starting with the Silent Film

-Polished Up in the Fifties with Figures like Elvis Presley and Marilyn

Monroe

8) The Love Affair with Cars

-What about That Man Named Ford and His Assembly Line?

7) The Proliferation of Professional Sports

-MLB, NBA, NFL, Wrestling, Nascar etc.

-And Finally...Women's Professional Sports

6) The Personal Computer and the Internet

5) The Rise of Radio

-From Serials to Live Music Shows to Rock

-DJs!

4) The Sexual Revolution

-Mini Skirts

-Helen Gurley Brown and Cosmopolitan

-The Birth Control Pill

-Pornography (Especially Playboy and Hustler)

-Boob Jobs

-Strip Clubs

3) Feature Length Films

-Who Was That D. W. Griffeth Anyway?

2) The Advent of Rock and Roll

-1950s Motown...Chuck Berry, Little Richard (Black Impact on Music Still Lives Today with Rap and Hip-Hop)

-Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly etc.

-1960s British Invasion (From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones)

-The American Counter with Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock etc.

...And the Most Important Moment in Twentieth Century American Popular Culture History (Drumroll Please)...

1) The Invention of Television


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