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memories of the ’80s – Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

A first novel that brought a new player to the legal thriller category of book publishing: Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow. Turow is a lawyer and worked in the legal system, based in Chicago and in the district attorney’s office … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Scruples by Judith Krantz

Using the old adage of an ugly duckling becoming a princess, Judith Krantz penned a fave mass market book of 1978: Scruples. A magazine journalist for several years, Krantz decided to try her hand at a novel, finishing this first … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Lonely Guy

The early 1980s proved another rom-com penned by Neil Simon could become a big screen hit with The Lonely Guy. Based on The Lonely Guy’s Book of Life by Bruce Jay Friedman, the screenplay was written by Ed Weinberger and … 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 – 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 ’70s – The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

A bestseller that became a film and the story of two women whose lives are tied together because of love and loss during World War II: The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon. Sheldon, a successful writer of television … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Evil Under the Sun

With Peter Ustinov reprising his role as Hercule Poirot, the early ’80s welcomed another adaptation of Agatha Christie with Evil Under the Sun. Based on the Christie’s 1941 novel, the film was directed by Guy Hamilton and starred Ustinov, Maggie … Continue reading

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