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memories of the ’80s – Overboard

In the late 1980s, a screwball comedy would not succeed at the box office, but certainly would with viewers in the future in Overboard. Written by Leslie Dixon and produced by Garry Marshall, Overboard stars Goldie Hawn as wealthy Joanna … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Freaky Friday

Created by the Disney machine, this fantasy comedy was a fave of kids of December 1976: Freaky Friday. Written by Mary Rodgers and directed by Gary Nelson, Freaky Friday starred Barbara Harris as Ellen Andrews, Jodie Foster as her daughter … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Howard the Duck

In the mid 1980s, an idea that came from the comic books to come to the big screen became the major movie flop of 1986: Howard the Duck. Written and directed by William Hyuck and executive produced by George Lucas, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – My Favorite Year

This early¬†1980s comedy is a flashback for a young writer when he met his favourite actor in My Favorite Year. Starring Peter O’Toole as charismatic Allan Swann and Mark Linn-Baker as narrator Benjy Stone, My Favorite Year was written by … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Silent Movie

Fans of satire and slapstick comedy got a dose of cultural commentary in the Mel Brooks film Silent Movie. Co-written, directed and starring Mel Brooks, Silent Movie is a parody of the silent film era, and starts Brooks as Mel … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Earth Girls Are Easy

A comedic science fiction film based on a song? In 1988, a comedy came to the big screen based on a five song EP: Earth Girls Are Easy. Based on Julie Brown’s mini-album Goddess in Progress, director Julien Temple worked … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Harper Valley PTA

In the late 1970s, a popular country song that became famous 10 years previously inspired a comedy film: Harper Valley PTA. Taken from the song written by Tom T. Hall and performed by Jeannie C. Riley, George Edwards and Barry … Continue reading

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