James Ruppert explains why German cars from the 1980s were quite simply, wunderbar. Because when it came to build quality, reliability and performance, every other car made anywhere else in the world was rubbish. The 1980s was a time when if you went shopping a VW Polo was the perfect companion. Beating an MG away from the lights was dead easy in a GTI and making a lasting impression meant arriving in an SL, SLC or any enormous Mercedes S-Class. It was a time when BMW M3s were racing certainties and a Quattro Turbo would always stay glued to the road. Getting poolside and on the sun lounger before the Germans only required one of their fine Audi 100 Avants. Proper showing off meant a Porsche 911 Turbo with its wonderful attention seeking tea tray rear spoiler. And the model that every young, upwardly mobile professional wanted parked outside his or her mews flat was a BMW 3 Series. Ruppert details how all these companies progressed to the 1980s and just what they did when they got there. Luckily he was there too, flogging BMWs at the prestigious West End Showroom in Park Lane, to yuppies, film stars and anyone else who could afford the non-refundable 10% deposit. From the author of the critically acclaimed, 'The British Car Industry Our Part in its Downfall', here is his unique take on the German one, and why it won.
This book contains the two most important bodies of work by Pulitzer-Prize-winning photojournalist Liu Heung Shing: photos of the pivotal decades of Communism in China and Russia, made between 1976 and 2017. Adapting the phrase "alive in the bitter sea" from a Chinese proverb about perseverance in tumultuous times, A Life in a Sea of Red presents scenes of hope, hardship and change under and after Communist rule. Understanding the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 as the harbinger of change for China, Liu arrived in Beijing in 1978 to photograph the country at a moment of momentous transition for Time magazine. This he did in an empathetic, unfiltered manner beyond the visual narrative perpetuated by the Chinese government-from the withdrawal of Mao's portraits from the public realm, to the increase in free commercial, artistic and personal expression, to the 1989 violence on Tiananmen Square and, more recently, the rise of yuppies who show how China has recast Communism in a socialist-capitalist mold. In contrast, Liu's photos of Russia, taken between 1990 and 1993, document the collapse of a Communist state. The most enduring of these shows Mikhail Gorbachev throwing down the speech he delivered on 25 December 1991, announcing his resignation and signaling the end of the Soviet Union and Cold War. This photo, which embodies Liu's ability to convey complex narratives in a single frame, is from the series that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1992.
Created by leading comedy producer Paul Jackson and based on the format of American show Saturday Night Live, Saturday Live has justifiably been described as ‘the comedy revolution televised’. Screened by Channel 4 between 1985 and 1987 and becoming Friday Night Live in 1988, the show presented the best and brightest new comedy talent, making huge stars of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, Ben Elton – who became the permanent host of Friday Night Live – and Harry Enfield, among many others.Disc OneBefore branching out into A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie brought their brand of sharply satirical, brilliantly eccentric humour to bear on a number of pressing topics on both Saturday Live and Friday Night Live. This compilation features such treasures as a mini-lecture on why ‘Size Doesn’t Count’, the pitfalls of ‘Buying a Hedge’, and why we should all ‘Carpe Diem’ before saying ‘Byeee’...Disc TwoHarry Enfield unleashed a trio of comic characters on Saturday Live and Friday Night Live: Greek café-owner and Arsenal supporter Stavros, the hilariously monstrous Loadsamoney – the Cockney plasterer and millionaire-in-the-making who propelled Enfield to comedy superstar status – and, occasionally, his lesser-spotted and hardier Geordie adversary, Buggerallmoney. While Loadsamoney never missed a chance to fl ash his cash, Buggerallmoney settled for smoking tabs (sometimes three at a time, mind!). Just don’t mention Luton Town FC…Disc ThreeBen Elton’s unstoppable monologues on a variety of topics delighted audiences for the classic comedy showcase throughout the later 1980s. Whatever the subject, ‘Motormouth’ Elton usually delivered a turbo-charged rant about it – be it the evils of Thatcherism, Yuppies, Clause 28 or nuclear power. This compilation features the sparkly-suited stand-up legend and Blackadder co-writer in fine form.
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'Even in space, these colors don't run!' Set at the start of the decade that was the eighties. That was the decade of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginning of the end of the Cold War. In the era of President Reagan, of Yuppies on Wall Street, of Shoulder Pads and the Rubik's Cube. Of Michael Jackson's Moonwalk, Miami Vice and MTV. United States Space Force 1980 follows the high adventures of an elite team of U.S military space warriors. As now with a female investigative reporter hot on their trail, out for the story of the century. While a series of mysterious alien attacks are ongoing and more plans of villainy are imminent. Thus, this story follows a squad of heroes out to save the day for America, for Earth and the very Galaxy itself. They will fight on to the end; they will fight on forever, they will fight on... Till all stand free!
Taking the Great Rift Valley - the geological fault that will eventually tear Africa in two - as his central metaphor, Alex Perry explores the split between a resurgent Africa and a world at odds with its rise. Africa has long been misunderstood - and abused - by outsiders. Perry travelled the continent for most of a decade, meeting with entrepreneurs and warlords, professors and cocaine smugglers, presidents and jihadis, among many others.Opening with a devastating investigation into a largely unreported war crime in Somalia in 2011, he finds Africa at a moment of furious self-assertion. This is a remade continent, defiantly rising from centuries of oppression to become an economic and political titan: where cash is becoming a thing of the past, where astronomers are unlocking the origin of life and where, twenty-five years after Live Aid, Ethiopia's first yuppies are traders on an electronic food exchange. Yet, as Africa finally wins the substance of its freedom, it must confront the three last false prophets of Islamists, dictators and aid workers, who would keep it in its bonds.
Beetlejuice is a 1988 American comedy horror fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by The Geffen Film Company and distributed by Warner Bros. The plot revolves around a recently dead young couple who become ghosts haunting their former home, a quaint and quiet house on a hill overlooking the fictional town of Winter Rivers located in Connecticut. When a family of metropolitan yuppies from New York City move into the house, the ghosts seek the help of an obnoxious, devious and mischievous "bio-exorcist" named Betelgeuse from the underworld in order to scare the new living inhabitants away permanently. Beetlejuice stars Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, Sylvia Sidney and Michael Keaton as the titular Betelgeuse (the film's title being a phonetic spelling of the character's name). After the success of Pee- wee's Big Adventure, Burton was sent several scripts and became disheartened by their lack of imagination and originality. When he was sent Michael McDowell's original script for Beetlejuice, Burton agreed to direct, although Larry Wilson and Warren Skaaren were hired to rewrite it.
Noch nicht einmal 1.000 Einwohner hatte San Francisco im Jahr 1848. Erst der Goldrausch in Kalifornien machte die Stadt zu dem, was sie heute ist. Metropole und Kultstadt, geprägt von Toleranz und Weltoffenheit.Die Bevölkerung wuchs seitdem explosionsartig und jeder Einwanderer brachte seine Träume, seine Sprache und Kultur mit. Yuppies, Hippies und Schwule leben miteinander, als wäre hier die Ausnahme zur Regel geworden.San Francisco mit seinen Wahrzeichen - Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz und Cable Cars - ist wie New York Sinnbild für den Mythos Amerika, steht für Pioniergeist und Kreativität. Nach dem verheerenden Erdbeben von 1906 war die Stadt in nur wenigen Jahren neu erbaut. Die Hippiekultur nahm hier ihren Anfang und gab einer weltweiten Bewegung Impulse.Fünf Kapitel erzählen die aufrgende Geschichte San Franciscos und wecken Lust, diese einzigartige Stadt unter dem blauen Pazifikhimmel zu entdecken.
Andy, Dag and Claire have been handed a society beyond their means. Twentysomethings, brought up with divorce, Watergate and Three Mile Island, and scarred by the 80s fallout of yuppies, recession, crack and Ronald Reagan, they represent the new generation - Generation X. Fiercely suspicious of being lumped together as an advertiser's target market, they have quit dreary careers and cut themselves adrift in the California desert. Unsure of their futures, they immerse themselves in a regime of heavy drinking and working in no future McJobs in the service industry. Underemployed, overeducated and intensely private and unpredicatable, they have nowhere to direct their anger, no one to assuage their fears, and no culture to replace their anomie. So they tell stories: disturbingly funny tales that reveal their barricaded inner world. A world populated with dead TV shows, 'Elvis moments' and semi-disposible Swedish furniture.
Der Titel The Tortilla Curtain deutet auf das Hauptthema des Romans: Barrieren, Mauern und Grenzen, die Menschen, Kulturen und Nationen voneinander trennen. Der Titel selbst, der aus englischen Worten und einem spanischen Wort besteht, spiegelt die Sprachbarriere wider. Eine Mauer dient dazu, in bitterer Armut lebende illegale Einwanderer von den in geschlossenen Wohnanlagen wohnenden Yuppies getrennt zu halten. "Der Tortilla Vorhang" steht auch für die amerikanisch-mexikanische Grenze: im Norden ein Land, das seine Ursprünge in der protestantischen Arbeitsethik hat, im Süden eine Kultur, geprägt vom Eroberungserfolg der spanischen Konquistadoren, der römisch-katholischen Kirche und den einheimischen Völkern.Die Handlung konzentriert sich auf vier Hauptfiguren: die illegalen Einwanderer, Cándido und América, und das wohlhabende amerikanische Ehepaar, Delaney und Kyra. Ihre Wege kreuzen sich zufällig - ein Crash der Kulturen im wörtlichen Sinn. Der Roman ist von beißendem Sarkasmus durchdrungen und regt zum Nachdenken an.
Lange ist es her, dass Hollywood-Produzent Sonny Wexler seinen letzten Kinohit landete, und auch mit seiner Gesundheit steht es nicht mehr zum besten. Als ein von ihm protegierter, junger Drehbuchautor eine gute Idee hat, wittert der alte Hase seine letzte Chance, noch einmal einen großen Coup zu landen. Doch vor Wexlers ambitioniertes Traumprojekt hat das Schicksal schnöselige Yuppies, unzuverlässige Kreative, aalglatte Rechte-Haie, mafiöse Geldgeber und ignorante Studio-Bedienstete gestellt.
Patrick Bateman arbeitet an der Wall Street in New York und ist ein wohlhabender, gepflegter und erfolgreicher junger Mann, der sich am Luxus der auslaufenden achtziger Jahre ergötzt. Nur eines unterscheidet ihn von all den anderen Yuppies: Seine zunehmende Lebensleere kompensiert er mit sadistischen Morden, bevorzugt an hübschen Frauen. Immer schwerer fällt Patrick die Unterscheidung zwischen Sein und Schein...