Rube Goldberg Machines

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Title

Rube Goldberg Machines

Subject

Rube Goldberg machines found within popular 80s movies.

Description

Rube Goldberg machines(which get their namesake from the cartoonist) feature a blend of simple machines meant to work in synchronicity to accomplish a task. From "The Goonies" to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", multiple 80s movies featured these machines. The implementation of these overly complicated machines adds brevity to the movie and provides a clever visual gag that can be appreciated by all ages of viewers. One of the most memorable and original Rube Goldberg machines shown in 80s movies comes from "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure", which does a great job at employing creative sight gags through the various toys and accessories littered throughout his house.

Creator

Rube Goldberg

Source

Goldberg, R. (1931, September 26). Rube Goldberg Drawing. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rube_Goldberg%27s_%22Self-Operating_Napkin%22_(cropped).gif

Publisher

Collier's Magazine

Date

09/26/1938

Rights

Public Domain

Collection

Citation

Rube Goldberg, “Rube Goldberg Machines,” Technology of the 1980s, accessed February 4, 2023, https://1980stechexploration.omeka.net/items/show/29.