Imagining a Better Future by Re-imagining the Past

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Pre-Code Movies

"Diesel, because steam wasn't dirty enough." - Dieselpunk saying

One will find interesting stuff in the most unexpected places on the interwebs. Recently, the YouTube channel “How to Drink” posted an excellent video about Pre-Code movies.

In this video, the host covers the history of the Hayes Code and the Ginger Rogers movie “Gold Diggers of 1933.” While he makes two cocktails named after the actress Ginger Rogers, most of the video is an excellent history of the Hayes Code and how it changed motion pictures. Also, he briefly explains the difference between gangster movies and Film Noir.

Pre-Code is very much in the spirit of what would become Dieselpunk. I highly recommend this video to anyone interested in the Pre-Code movies and it's relation to Dieselpunk, regardless of whether they’re interested in the cocktails.

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