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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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memories of the ’80s – Somewhere in Time

Science fiction and romance collided in this film that had a man searching for his ideal woman in the time travel movie Somewhere in Time. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc, the screenplay was written by Richard Matheson, based on his science … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Gulliver’s Travels

Originally published by Jonathan Swift in 1726, 251 years later, a mix of animation and live-action came to the big screen with the release of Gulliver’s Travels. Starring Richard Harris as Lemuel Gulliver, the film begins with him stating his … Continue reading

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