Tag Archives: Malaise Era

Chevrolet Once Made A Depressing Film That Blamed Their Own Workers For Them Getting Their Asses Kicked By Imports

Everything about this (I think) 1972 Chevrolet internal corporate film is depressing and weird. The background music sounds like the band from a forgotten Village beatnik bar at 3 am, and the narrator sounds like Frank Sinatra half-heartedly laying into you for never picking up a check. It’s basically 15 minutes of GM…

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Behold The Amazing Malaise-Era Cars on the Set of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie 

Because we exist in an era when, by the year 2023, 100 percent of all new movies made will be comic book sequels, remakes and reboots, we are getting a possibly R-rated Batman spin-off starring The Joker that’s set in the 1980s, apparently doesn’t have Batman in it, is modeled after a Scorsese mob flick and is titled,…

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The Lovable Ford Ranger Emerged As A Hero Out Of Recession And War

Back in 1976, Ford began developing a new small truck platform of its own: the Ranger. A frugal, fuel-efficient truck for the hardworking American, the Ranger was born as a contingency plan from Ford for an industry and consumer shift to smaller trucks that evolved into an icon. Now it’s back, so here’s a look at the…

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These Two Ads Show Why The Malaise Era Was Never Necessary

The "Malaise Era" is commonly defined as the decade from 1973 to 1983, when it almost seems as if American manufacturers gave up. The Big Three have their staunch apologists from that time, but if you want to know the truth, all you have to do is watch their ads.

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