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memories of the ’80s – War Games

In the early 1980s, the Cold War was shown on the big screen as seen through teenagers in the film War Games. Written by Walter F. Parkes, Walon Green and Lawrence Lasker, the film focuses on David (Matthew Broderick) a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Coming Home

In the late ’70s, a quiet film addressed the hard part for many war veterans in the film Coming Home. Based on an original screenplay by Nancy Dowd commissioned by Jane Fonda, the film was directed by Hal Dowd and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The first novel published by Toni Morrison, this tale of children dealing with racism, incest and violence is one that has become noted as one of the top 10 most frequently challenged books. The Bluest Eye focused on three little … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Grammys in 1978

For award shows, choosing the winner can be tough, but in 1978, the Grammys decided that one winner wasn’t enough. At the 20th annual Grammy Awards, held on February 23, 1978, the academy had to decide on the song of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Untouchables

In the late 1980s, the Prohibition years of Chicago and its best known criminal Al Capone┬ábecame big screen fodder in the film The Untouchables. Based on the book The Untouchables, a semi-authobiographical memoir of Eliot Ness written with Oscar Fraley … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Brideshead Revisited

An Evelyn Waugh novel was transformed into a series in the early 1980s and became the mini-series of the Fall season: Brideshead Revisited. Based on the 1945 novel, the 11 part series was based on the unique friendship of Charles … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Upstairs Downstairs

The public and private lives of the Bellamy Family and their servants became appointment television and cemented the schedule of fledgling PBS show Masterpiece Theatre with the series Upstairs Downstairs. Created by actors Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins, their original … Continue reading

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