chapter  6
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Filmprop: Picturing the Generations

Filmprop does more than picture the generations; it speaks to them and for them. Sometimes exploitative of generations, filmprop in the 1990s was more newprop than oldprop, more boomerish than young or old, and more fictional than real. More importantly, it idealized the diversity and creativity of its audiences and stimulated their imaginations. However, as an art form that depended on ticket sales for its success, its descents into profit taking made Hollywood vulnerable to attack for debasing the popular culture.