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memories of the ’70s – Smokey and the Bandit

In 1977, actor Burt Reynolds kicked off a movie franchise that would showcase America’s love for beer, fast cars and being lawless: Smokey and the Bandit. Written and directed by Hal Needham, the original concept for the film was a … 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 ’70s – Rocky

In 1976, a sports film about a guy who decides to boxer was the feel good hero story that led all the to the top of the box office: Rocky. Written and starring Sylvester Stallone, the film was directed by … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Escape from New York

After being a Walt Disney player in the 1970s, the 1980s transformed Kurt Russell into an action start with the film Escape from New York. Produced, written and directed by John Carpenter, the film was set in 1997 Manhattan, where … Continue reading

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