Friday, March 21, 2014

Flags in National Lampoon's Vacation - 1983

 In 1983 the Chevy Chase starred in the immortal family vacation film gone horribly and hilariously wrong - National Lampoon's Vacation.  Sometimes vacation can feel like work, and other days work can feel like vacation.  But we have a work of cinematic gold poking fun at all the things that can go wrong. The title card for the movie features a 48 starred American Flag, which was before the entry of Hawaii and Alaska.
 A more unique flag can be seen in the Walley Moosernaut who is holding a silver pennant with two Ws on it that represent Walley World. 
Brightly colored pennants and theme parks go hand in hand.  Flags of this sort covey a festive celebratory attitude.  In the entrance way of Walley World a large red and yellow pennant can be seen.

This film included the teamwork talents of the Everybody's Uncle All American Dream Team: Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid, Harold Ramis, John Candy, and John Hughes. 

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