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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 ’70s – We Are The Champions by Queen

A song that lives forever, especially for sports fan, We Are The Champions by Queen. The first single from their sixth album News of the World, the song was written by Freddie Mercury, wanting to create a song that got … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rocky

In 1976, a sports film about a guy who decides to boxer was the feel good hero story that led all the to the top of the box office: Rocky. Written and starring Sylvester Stallone, the film was directed by … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Major League

Sports films never go out of style and in the late 1980s, another baseball comedy became a big screen hit: Major League. Written and directed by David S. Ward, the film’s premise: the new owner of the Cleveland Indians ¬†gets … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Slap Shot

A small movie about an aging hockey team trying to get its last stab at glory became a cult film forever: Slap Shot. Written by Nancy Dowd, and directed by George Roy Hill, the film was based on the experiences … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Moscow Summer Olympics

At the beginning of the decade, the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow caused a lot of controversy – especially with the political atmosphere and the US-led boycott of the games. Awarded the Summer Olympics in 1974, Moscow beat out Los … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Montreal Summer Olympics

For the Great White North, the middle of the 1970s was a time to celebrate – the first time Canada was the host country for the Olympics in the city of Montreal. With 92 nations participating, the Summer Olympic Games … Continue reading

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