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memories of the ’80s – Conan the Barbarian

The early 1980s brought a fantasy story from the 1930s to the big screen and the launch of a new action hero: Conan the Barbarian. Based on a collection of fantasy stories published in the 1930s by Robert E. Howard … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Conan the Barbarian

In 1982, a fantasy story came to the big screen and created a new action star: Conan the Barbarian. Based on pulp fiction stories of the 1930s written by Robert E. Howard in Weird Tales Magazine, director/writer John Millius rewrote … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Graceland by Paul Simon

Over 30 years ago, Paul Simon went deep into the heart of South Africa to make the album Graceland. His seventh studio album, Simon was dealing with the end of his marriage and depression, as well as a previous album … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

In 1980, Sidney Sheldon wrote a best-selling novel that would also become a popular mini-series: Rage of Angels. Focusing on lead character Jennifer Parker, a young assistant district attorney, Sheldon shows a naive woman who as her office is investigating … Continue reading

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memories of the `80s – Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston

In the mid 1980s, a young singer kicked off her career with a debut album and a hot single: Saving All My Love for You by Whitney Houston. Signed by Clive Davis to Arista Records in 1983, Houston started working on her … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Platoon

For the late 1980s, a war film based on a personal experience made it through the ranks to get the top prize: Platoon. Written and directed by Oliver Stone, this film was based on his personal experiences as an infantryman … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – War Games

In the early 1980s, the Cold War was shown on the big screen as seen through teenagers in the film War Games. Written by Walter F. Parkes, Walon Green and Lawrence Lasker, the film focuses on David (Matthew Broderick) a … Continue reading

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