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memories of the ’80s – Conan the Barbarian

The early 1980s brought a fantasy story from the 1930s to the big screen and the launch of a new action hero: Conan the Barbarian. Based on a collection of fantasy stories published in the 1930s by Robert E. Howard … 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 – Labrynth

A combination of science fiction, fantasy, puppets and David Bowie led to the ’80s film Labrynth. The screenplay was written by¬†Monty Python’s Terry Jones based on a story written by Canadian author/poet Dennis Lee and directed by Muppets creator Jim … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

At the beginning of a new decade, the launch of a unique book series started jumping onto bestseller lists across North America: Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel. The Earth’s Children series focuses on the possible interaction … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Hobbit

In the 1970s, a favourite novel from the 1920s first hit the small¬†screen: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Created by Rankin/Bass, who were best known for their holiday animation specials, the tv special closely followed the Tolkien story, but compressing … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Neverending Story

Based on the novel by Michael Ende, the mid 1980s became the showcase of one of the most expensive European movies made – The Neverending Story. Directed and co-written by Wolfgang Petersen, this was the German director’s first English language … Continue reading

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