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memories of the ’80s – Unsolved Mysteries

In the late 1980s, a television show aimed to use the audience to learn more about some of the odd stories of our world on Unsolved Mysteries. The reality tv show was created by John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Richie Brockleman, Private Eye

For the creative mind of Stephen J. Cannell, there were many successes but also a few misses, like Richie Brockleman, Private Eye. Cannell and Steven Bochco came up with the idea of Brockleman, a private investigator who would be unlike … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

In 1976 the last Agatha Christie mystery was published: the Sleeping Murder. Posthumously published in October 1976  by Collins Crime Club in the UK and Dodd Mead and Company in the US, the Sleeping Murder starred a popular Christie lead, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Murder on the Orient Express

Based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie, Albert Finney took on the famous role of Hercule Poirot to solve the Murder on the Orient Express. Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film was adapted by Paul Dehn for the big … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Silver Streak

A comedy thriller that paired two funny men for the first time – Silver Streak starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. Directed by Arthur Hiller and written by Colin Higgins, the Silver Streak screenplay was a mix of comedy and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Helter Skelter

Four years after the grisly revelations surrounding the actions of cult leader Charles Manson and the Manson Family came the book, written by the lead prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter. The name comes from a theory that there would be … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Murder on the Orient Express

For fans of the mystery writings of Agatha Christie, the first move to the big screen came in 1974 with Murder on the Orient Express. The popular novel, written by Christie in 1934, was brought to the screen by Sidney … Continue reading

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