The Evolution of the Modern Blockbuster
The L Magazine has a five-part series up now that tracks the evolution of the modern blockbuster movie in the years 1984 and 1989. The occasionally Not Safe For Work (NSFW) part one is available here. Part 2 is here, part 3 is here, part 4 is here and part 5 is here.
Thanks to Jason Kottke for pointing the way to this. Please pay his site a visit if you’re not a regular visitor already, and while you’re there be sure to check out his follow-up post on the most popular movies of 1984.