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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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