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2011-02-27

Movie: Singles (1992)

Amazing that I’ve last seen “Singles” [itunes.com, amazon.com, amazon.uk] almost 20 years ago, when it first came out, at the movies. I liked it back then and I still like it now. It’s a fun romantic comedy about singles living in Seattle in the early nineties.
Observations:
  • The movie happened at the height of Grunge-mania, in the city of Grunge music, Seattle. Grunge music is frequently featured in the film, which is a nice way of adding historical context.
    • “Singles” is directed Cameron Crowe, who once was a rock music journalist, which explains why music plays such an important role here.
  • Kurt Cobain, a prominent Grunge figure, was still alive at that time.
  • As shown in one of the scenes, vinyl records were already considered out-of-date, in 1992. Amazing that we are still using CDs at all, after all this time.
[Source of movie cover: Amazon]

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