New Interview with Me Up

In this interview, Stark interviews Charles Lincoln and me about Los Angeles, the 1980’s, the movie Blade Runner and quite a few other things.  Hope you enjoy it!

Interview here.

Robert Stark Talks to Charles Lincoln & Robert Lindsay about LA, the 1980’s, & Blade Runner

This is a continuation of the discussion on True Stories

Topics include:

The demographic transformation of Southern California.
Robert Lindsay’s experience as a substitute teacher
Beverly Hills.
The film Fast Times at Ridgemont High set in the San Fernando Valley in the early 80’s.
The depiction of adolescent sexuality in the film.
How in the 70’s and early 80’s, hedonism existed with less materialism and higher social trust than today.
How the rise in hyper-materialism coincided with the popularity of Reagan.
How Robert Lindsay was involved with the punk scene in the 80’s.
The film Earth Girls Are Easy.
The porn industry in the San Fernando Valley.
Southern California mall culture.
How the decline of traditional mall culture symbolizes how all of society is becoming one giant mall.
How strip malls in LA are being replaced by higher density development.
The debate about density and urbanism.
Mexican culture vs. Mexican American culture in California.
The film Blade Runner, which is set in LA in 2019.
Whether Blade Runner is an accurate depiction of the future.
The genre of dystopian future films (ex. Hunger Games, V for Vendetta, Mad Max)
Neon signs of Blade Runner.
The film Her which depicts the future of LA as an eco-friendly SWPL utopia.
The decline in the quality of products.

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