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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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memories of the ’70s – Heaven Can Wait

The late 1970s brought a unique drama/comedy to the big screens with Heaven Can Wait. Directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry, the story was based on the book of the same name by Harry Segall. Elaine May and Beatty … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – War Games

In 1983, a young hacker finds that an online game turns serious in the sci-fi drama War Games. Starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, War Games was written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Gordon’s War

In the early 1970s, a returning soldier finds his war isn’t done in the film Gordon’s War. Directed by Ossie Davis, the film was one of the Blaxploitation movies made in the early 1970s. Written by Howard Friedlander and Ed … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch by Alannah Nash

In the late 1980s, biographer Alannah Nash wrote the first story on the life of a noted TV journalist: Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch. Savitch was only 36 when she died in mysterious circumstances, and Nash, a writer … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

In 1978, the adopted daughter of Hollywood A lister Joan Crawford exposed her horrible childhood in the memoir A True Story: Mommie Dearest. Published by William Morrow & Co. in October, the hardcover memoir was the talk of the town … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Candleshoe

In 1977, Walt Disney Productions brought a book to the screen for the holiday season: Candleshoe. Based on the novel Christmas at Candleshoe by Michael Innes, the screenplay was written by David Swift and Anne Marie Sisson, with director Norman … Continue reading

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