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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 ’70s – Nickleodeon

The mid ’70s brought many successes but also brought failures, with one of the year’s biggest flops in the form of Nickleodeon. Written and directed by Peter Bogdonavitch, the film’s storyline was based on stories the director heard from silent … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – At Long Last Love

A creative combination of 1930s songs and 1970s film produced one of the biggest bombs of 1975: At Long Last Love.  Produced, directed and written by Peter Bogdonavitch, the film’s title comes from a Cole Porter song and was an attempt … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Semi-Tough

The search for one’ self and the belief in football – both reigned supreme in the 1970s and were combined in the book that resulted in the film Semi-Tough. Written by Sports Illustrated writer Dan Jenkins, Semi-Tough looked at the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Burt Reynolds

From the early part of the decade, this actor commanded top billing with his swagger and charm: Burt Reynolds. Born in Georgia, Burton Reynolds moved to New York from Florida at the beginning of the 1960s, working on Broadway and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Smokey and the Bandit

I was recently travelling with a group and one of my colleagues spotted a Black Trans Am and proclaimed it as  the Smokey and the Bandit car. A movie that was certainly not highbrow nor culturally significant. But that film epitomized … Continue reading

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