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memories of the ’80s – The Blues Brothers

The beginning of the ’80s kicked off with SNL characters from the small screen making their big screen debut: The Blues Brothers. Created in 1978 for NBC’s Saturday Night Live by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, The Blues Brothers were … Continue reading

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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 ’80s – The Lonely Guy

The early 1980s proved another rom-com penned by Neil Simon could become a big screen hit with The Lonely Guy. Based on The Lonely Guy’s Book of Life by Bruce Jay Friedman, the screenplay was written by Ed Weinberger and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Goodbye Girl

Neil Simon’s words were the key to this rom-com of the late 1970s: The Goodbye Girl. Directed by Herbert Ross and produced by Ray Stark, the film starred Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss. Paula (Mason) is a dancer who is … Continue reading

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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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