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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 ’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 ’80s – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Published in 1984, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera focused the turbulent year of 1968 and the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Kundera’s five┬ácharacters, sugeon and intellectual Tomas, his photographer wife Tereza, Tomas’ mistress Sabina, her … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – White Nights

Defection and escape from behind the iron curtain was the premise behind this movie of romance and dance. Starring Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov, White Nights was a story of the power of the USSR and the freedom of the … Continue reading

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