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memories of the ’80s – The Falcon and the Snowman

The mid ’80s brought to the big screen a thriller based on a true story: The Falcon and The Snowman. Directed by John Schlesinger, the film starred Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn, who star as two Americans who try to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – James Bond’s nemesis: Max Zorin

In the 1980s, the last James Bond film made by Roger Moore showcases a memorable villain: Max Zorin. Based on an Ian Fleming short story From a View to a Kill, the screenplay for A View to a Kill is … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

A first novel that brought a new player to the legal thriller category of book publishing: Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow. Turow is a lawyer and worked in the legal system, based in Chicago and in the district attorney’s office … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

In 1980, Sidney Sheldon wrote a best-selling novel that would also become a popular mini-series: Rage of Angels. Focusing on lead character Jennifer Parker, a young assistant district attorney, Sheldon shows a naive woman who as her office is investigating … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

A bestseller that became a film and the story of two women whose lives are tied together because of love and loss during World War II: The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon. Sheldon, a successful writer of television … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Deep

Based on a book by Peter Benchley, this mid 70s film created a new level of thrill of the ocean with the adventure of treasure hunting in The Deep. Directed by Peter Yates, the film starred Nick Nolte, Robert Shaw, Louis … 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 ’80s – Missing

A 1982 thriller that brought a true story to the big screen: Missing is the story of the disappearance of journalist Charles Horman in Chile in 1973. Based on the book by Thomas Hauser, The Execution of Charles Horman: An … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Escape from New York

After being a Walt Disney player in the 1970s, the 1980s transformed Kurt Russell into an action start with the film Escape from New York. Produced, written and directed by John Carpenter, the film was set in 1997 Manhattan, where … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Tom Clancy

For thriller fans of the 1980s, there’s one name that became a must-read: Tom Clancy. With a fascination for espionage, military and and the geopolitical players that are trying to control the planet, Clancy’s first book was The Hunt for … Continue reading

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