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Inspiration: Still Frames

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Disturbing Behavior (1998) 

Apart from music being the most important thing in my life, the vast area of 90s films run a close second. When I think about some of my favorites, I find that still frames from each film pop into my head. In a departure from the usual Sunday inspiration posts, I’ve gathered a selection still frames from some of the movies that helped shape my adolescence.

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Empire Records (1995)

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Fear (1996)

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Clueless (1995) 

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The Basketball Diaries (1995)

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Movie Crush: Before Sunrise

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This is one of those films that immediately captured me when I watched it the first time. Within 20 minutes it just seemed like the most accurate portrayal of meeting a stranger when traveling. Thankfully, I’ve had few experiences exactly like this one, but there are a few people I’ve met while traveling that have had a dramatic impact on my life.

The film follows an early 90′s Ethan Hawke (which says it all) and French actress Julie Delpy on a train headed to Paris. In Vienna they stop and have an amazing time getting to know each other while discovering a new city. This film also spawned Before Sunset and Before Midnight, which are just as important as this one. This first in the series is just so captivating that you almost have to watch it twice.

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Throwback Thursday : Pump Up the Volume

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Who doesn’t love a little Christian Slater? Especially when he’s running a rogue radio station while still in high school. I wish when I was 16 I could have run my own station from my mom’s basement. Oh yes, and of course in true 90s fashion style. The film came out in ’90 but has a very 80s approach. Directed by Allan Moyle, who famously directed “Empire Records” is pretty much exactly what brings me back to my youth. Another great pick if you’re looking for something to watch this holiday season.

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Throwback Thursday : Poison Ivy

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If there was ever a film in the 90s that I still want to live in, it would be Poison Ivy. I wish that I could say that I relate more to Drew Barrymore’s character with her never ending confidence and badass leather jackets, but I definitely was more like Sara Gilbert’s character growing up. One of the many reasons why I’m glad I kind of grew out of the awkward phase.

Poison Ivy was filmed in ’92 centered around a mysterious teen who becomes friends with a loner at her new high school. Well, the story takes many twists and turns in this classic 90s drama. I think almost every teen girl has had the bad influence friend at least once in their life. Except in my tale she didn’t dress this awesome.

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Throwback Thursday : Hackers

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I really wish I could go back in time and know what I know now and experience the 90s for the second time. I have no idea if that even makes sense but I want to do it. We are always so unaware at the time of the albums and films that really define who we become as adults.

Hackers is a perfect example of amazing casting and pretty much everything you could possibly want in a 90s film. Now, back in the day the concept of computers and “hacking” just seemed like something we couldn’t even begin to grasp. Now almost 20 years later it’s engrained in our brain like clockwork. The film tells a tale of a group of hackers trying to cause mayhem via a computer virus that we can’t even begin to comprehend. Can we also bring back this techie weirdo 90s raver vibe?  I would kinda dig this in moderation.

Not to mention when’s the last time you saw Angelina Jolie, Matthew Lillard, Jonny Lee Miller, and Jesse Bradford all in the same movie? I thought so.

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Throwback Thursday: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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“Fear and Loathing” always reminds me of high school. I think that this is one of the first movies when I started high school that I was really obsessed with. Of course that obsession turned into an entire 6 month binge on everything Hunter S. Thompson. The film is based on his book of the same name and it’s pretty much a drug induced Vegas trip from the depths of your craziest dreams, mixed with actual journalism. Hunter S. Thompson was very much into exploring the definition of the “America Dream” as much of his books in the 70s touched on the subject.

“Gonz” played by the amazing Johnny Depp and his lawyer, played by Benicio Del Toro are the two main characters in this film. I’ve only been to Vegas once but I can only imagine what this would have been like in the early 70s. I was watching part of this film the other day and I made me think about how I need to move this back into rotation.

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Menswear Monday: Brad Pitt

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For me Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt are my top two favorite actors in the 90s. To be fair, they are still at the top of my list even now. Brad Pitt really needs no introduction into the scene but I think I most identified with them in my adolescent years. They remind me of being 15 in my room and also discovering my love for cinema.

I’ve always appreciated his grungy, rugged type of look that he owned throughout most of the late 80s and 90s. “Interview with the Vampire” and “Fight Club” have to be my all time Brad moments. He pretty much defined the word “heart-throb” in the 90s.  I feel like this post is straight out of YM Magazine in 1998.

These days he’s partners with the amazing Angelina Jolie and he’s still kicking ass and taking names in the industry.

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