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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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memories of the ’80s – Major League

Sports films never go out of style and in the late 1980s, another baseball comedy became a big screen hit: Major League. Written and directed by David S. Ward, the film’s premise: the new owner of the Cleveland Indians ¬†gets … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bad News Bears

A movie about a cranky coach and a new team in Little League proved to be a box office winner with the comedy drama The Bad News Bears. Starring Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal, The Bad News Bears was written … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Stripes

The 1980s were a goldmine of comedy movies, and one of the films that helped Bill Murray make his mark was Stripes. Directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Harold Ramis, Len Blum and Daniel Goldberg, Stripes starred Bill Murray … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Bill Murray & SNL

In 1977, Saturday Night Live’s second season on NBC was Bill Murray’s first and he started a three year stint of creating some memorable characters. One of the favourite recurring characters of Saturday Night Live’s late ’70s era with Murray … Continue reading

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