Throwback Thursday’s Art Rewind is taking it back to 1993, a part of the nineties you never thought you’d miss, until now. So impress your friends with your trivia chops, relive your glory days, or find out just what happened in the world of art in 1993. And don’t miss Ovation’s throwback film The Three Musketeers starring Chris O’Donnell, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt, and Tim Curry, on Thursday, January 22nd at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
And now, your 1993 Art Rewind…
1. Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused is released, and a then-unknown Matthew McConaughey speaks his first words on screen: the infamous, “Alright, alright, alright.” That’s right, we have 1993 to thank for the glory that is Matthew McConaughey. (Check his audition tape here!)
2. What happens when a Dolly Parton song is rearranged into an R&B ballad for Whitney Houston? $olid Gold! Whitney’s version of “I Will Always Love You,” recorded for The Bodyguard soundtrack, was so successful, it became the greatest hit of ’93, one of the best-selling singles of all time, and was dubbed the icon’s “signature song.” We will ALWAYS love you, Whitney!
3. ’93 gives birth to one of the greatest cult television shows of all time – approaching the paranormal and sparking interests of conspiracy theories, spirituality and extraterrestrial. Plus, who didn’t love Agent Scully & Agent Mulder; the believer-versus-skeptic duo working to prove “The Truth is Out There”?
4. Airing its first ad in 1993, the Got Milk? campaign encourages dairy drinking and cements the milk mustache as a pop culture icon. The campaign would go on to run for eleven years and became one of the most influential campaigns in American advertising history.
5. Steven Spielberg releases the massive blockbuster, Jurassic Park, the highest-grossing film of its time. Fast-forward twenty-two years later and the latest installment of the franchise, Jurassic World, is set for release in June 2015. And judging from the 47 million views the trailer has so far, we bet it’s going to be another big bang!