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memories of the ’80s – A Chorus Line

Debuting in the 1970s as a stage production, the next decade brought the story of Broadway dancers to the big screen in A Chorus Line. With a screenplay by Arnold Schulman, which was based on the play and a book … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – James Bond’s nemesis: Max Zorin

In the 1980s, the last James Bond film made by Roger Moore showcases a memorable villain: Max Zorin. Based on an Ian Fleming short story From a View to a Kill, the screenplay for A View to a Kill is … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – James Bond’s nemesis: Francisco Scaramanga

In the 1970s, the James Bond film series had a noted villain who was almost as beloved as the lead: Francisco Scaramanga. Created by Ian Fleming, the character first made his appearance in the book Diamonds are Forever. Scaramanga is … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Caddyshack

The beginning of the 1980s brought a memorable sports comedy to the big screen that showcased comedic talents of new and established stars in Caddyshack. Directed by Harold Ramis, and written by Bryan Doyle Murray, Douglas Kenney and Ramis, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Foul Play

The late 1970s bought a comedic small screen tv star to the big screen with the comedy/mystery film Foul Play. Written¬† and directed by Colin Higgins, the film was the movie debut for actor Chevy Chase, who had made his … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – When Doves Cry by Prince and The Revolution

The summer of 1984 was all about Prince, with his first film and the lead single from the soundtrack of Purple Rain dominating the airwaves: When Doves Cry. Prince was asked by the Purple Rain’s director Albert Magnoli to write … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Ishtar

The late 1980s brought a buddy film to the big screen which became notorious for its failure: Ishtar. Written and directed by Elaine May and produced by Warren Beatty, the film starred Beatty and Hoffman as two songwriters who travel … Continue reading

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