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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 ’70s – Pumping Iron

The late 1970s brought a docudrama film to the big screen about men, muscles and competition in Pumping Iron. Focusing on the world of body building competitions, Pumping Iron was produced and directed by photographer/filmmaker George Butler. Butler had first … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – ABBA The Album

In December 1977, Swedish pop group ABBA released its fifth album and its first film, showcasing their style in ABBA The Album. Recording from May until November, this studio album included songs from the mini-musical The Girl with the Golden … 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 – Platoon

For the late 1980s, a war film based on a personal experience made it through the ranks to get the top prize: Platoon. Written and directed by Oliver Stone, this film was based on his personal experiences as an infantryman … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rocky

In 1976, a sports film about a guy who decides to boxer was the feel good hero story that led all the to the top of the box office: Rocky. Written and starring Sylvester Stallone, the film was directed by … Continue reading

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