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Films of the Eighties book by Douglas Brode  "The Films of The Eighties" [1990]
by Douglas Brode

Carol Publng/Citadel Press 11x8¼ pb [10/90] out of print/used
Pot of Gold / Electric Rainbow  "New Pot of Gold: Hollywood Under The Electric Rainbow, 1980-1989"
[1999] by Stephen Prince
(History of The American Cinema, Vol. 10)
Univ CA Press 10x7 pb [3/2002] for $26.12
Scribner's 10¼x7½ hardcover [11/99] for $99.00
Essential Movie Posters  "Film Posters of The 80s: The Essential Movies of The Decade" [2001]
Edited by Tony Nourmand & Graham Marsh

Overlook 11½x9½ pb [1/2005] for $16.50
Aurum pb [10/2001] for $18.47
Overlook 12x10¼ hardcover [10/2001] out of print/used
Movies of the 80s  "Movies of The 80s" [2002] by Jürgen Müller
Taschen 10x8¼ pb [10/2002] for $29.19
"Best Movies of The 80's" [2005] Edited by Jürgen Müller
Taschen 9x7 hardcover [11/2005] for $10.19
The 1980s  "The 1980s: American Popular Culture Through History" [2006]
by Bob Batchelor & Scott Stoddart

Greenwood Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [12/2006] for $49.95
American Cinema of The 1980s  "American Cinema of The 1980s: Themes & Variations" [2007]
Edited by Stephen Prince

Rutgers Univ Press pb [7/2007] for $22.95
Rutgers Univ Press hardcover [7/2007] for $68.00
National Geographic "The 80's " miniseries  "The '80s: The Decade That Made Us" miniseries [National Geographic April 2013]
Three 2-hour episodes, narrated by Rob Lowe; featuring Harry Belafonte, Tom Brokaw, Naomi Campbell, Joan Collins, Jim Cramer, Danny DeVito, Sam Donaldson, Linda Evans, Grandmaster Flash, Jane Fonda, Michael J. Fox, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, David Hasselhoff, Tony Hawk, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Quincy Jones, Donna Karan, Larry King, Calvin Klein, Robin Leach, George Schultz, Oliver Stone, Ted Turner, Steven Tyler, Jimmy Wales, Dionne Warwick & Steve Wozniak
DVD/Blu-ray not available (2014) • full credits at IMDb

Excellent Eighties 50 Classic Features DVD box set  "The Excellent Eighties: 50 Classic Features Movie Set" DVD Box Set [2012]
Mill Creek Ent. DVD set [9/2012] 12 disks for $16.65
contains 50 feature-length films, 1980-1989; all are in color, xx are TV movies: "A Hazard of Hearts" TV movie [CBS-TV 1987] story by Barbara Cartland, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Plummer, Marcus Gilbert, Diana Rigg & Edward Fox; "A Time To Die" [1982] starring Rex Harrison, Rod Taylor, Edward Albert Jr. & Raf Vallone; "Act of Love" TV movie [NBC-TV 1980] starring Ron Howard, Robert Foxworth & Mickey Rourke; "Agency" [Canada 1980] starring Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, Valerie Perrine & Alexandra Stewart; "Bail Out" video [1989] starring David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair, Thomas Rosales Jr. & John Vernon; "Blunt, The Fourth Man" TV movie [BBC-TV 1986] starring Ian Richardson, Michael Williams, Anthony Hopkins, Albert Welling & Rosie Kerslake; "Callie & Son" TV movie [CBS-TV 1981] starring Lindsay Wagner & Michelle Pfeiffer; "Casablanca Express" [Italy 1989] starring Jason Connery, Francesco Quinn, Donald Pleasence & Glenn Ford; "Cave Girl" [Crown Intl.
1985] starring Daniel Roebuck & Cynthia Thompson; "Choices" [1981] starring Paul Carafotes, Demi Moore, Victor French & Pat Buttram; "Christabel" TV miniseries [BBC-TV 1988] starring Elizabeth Hurley & Stephen Dillane; "Cold War Killers" TV movie [1986] starring Terence Stamp; "The Day Time Ended" [1980] starring Jim Davis, Christopher Mitchum, Dorothy Malone & Marcy Lafferty; "Dear Mr. Wonderful" [Germany 1982] starring Joe Pesci; "Deathrow Gameshow" [Crown Intl. 1987] starring John McCafferty; "Delta Force Commando" video [1987] starring Fred Williamson; "Dog Day" [U.G.C. 1984] starring Lee Marvin, Miou-Miou & Tina Louise; "Hard Knox" TV movie [NBC-TV 1984] starring Robert Conrad; "High Risk" [1981] starring James Brolin, Anthony Quinn, Lindsay Wagner, James Coburn, Ernest Borgnine, Bruce Davison & Cleavon Little; "Hunk" [Crown Intl. 1987] starring John Allen Nelson; "Intimate Agony" TV movie [1983] starring Anthony Geary, Judith Light, Mark Harmon & Robert Vaughn; "The Kidnapping of The President" [Crown Intl. 1980] starring William Shatner, Hal Holbrook, Van Johnson, Ava Gardner & Miguel Fernandes; "The Lady and The Highwayman" TV movie [CBS-TV 1989] story by Barbara Cartland, starring Hugh Grant, Lysette Anthony, Michael York, Oliver Reed & Claire Bloom; "Lamb" [1986] music by Van Morrison, starring Liam Neeson; "Laser Mission" video [1989] starring Brandon Lee, Debi A. Monahan & Ernest Borgnine; "Liar's Moon" [1982] starring Matt Dillon, Cindy Fisher, Hoyt Axton, Broderick Crawford & Yvonne De Carlo; "Mesmerized" aka "My Letter To George"
[R.K.O. 1984] starring Jodie Foster {at age 22}, John Lithgow; "Minor Miracle" [1983] starring John Huston, Peter Fox, soccer star Pele & Severn Darden; "My Chauffeur" [Crown Intl. 1986] starring Deborah Foreman, Howard Hesseman, E.G. Mar-shall, Sean McClory, and Penn & Teller; "My Mom's A Werewolf" [Crown Intl. 1989] starring Susan Blakely, John Saxon, John Schuck & Tina Caspary; "Night of The Sharks" [Italy 1988] starring Treat Williams & Antonio Fargas; "The Patriot"
[Crown Intl. 1986] starring Leslie Nielsen; "Portrait of A Showgirl" TV movie [CBS-TV 1982] filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada, starring Lesley Ann Warren, Rita Moreno, Dianne Kay & Tony Curtis; "Reborn" [Spain 1982] starring Dennis Hop-per, Michael Moriarty & Antonella Murgia; "Saigon: Year of The Cat" TV movie [I.T.V. 1983] directed by Stephen Frears, starring Judi Dench, Frederic Forrest & E.G. Marshall; "Savage Journey" Western TV movie [1983] starring Maurice Grandmaison {as Brig-ham Young} & Richard Moll {as Joseph Smith}; "Scandal Sheet" TV movie [ABC-TV 1985] starring Burt Lancaster, Lauren Hutton & Pamela Reed; "Scarecrows" video [1988]; "Second Sight: A Love Story" TV movie [CBS-TV 1984] starring Elizabeth Montgomery & Barry Newman; "Shadows In The Storm" [1988] starring Ned Beatty, Mia Sara & Michael Madsen; "Shaker Run" [1985] filmed in New Zealand, starring Cliff Robertson, Leif Garrett & Lisa Harrow; "Slipstream" [1989] starring Bill Paxton, Bob Peck, Mark Hamill & Kitty Aldridge; "Somewhere, Tomorrow" [1983] starring Sarah Jessica Parker; "Toby McTeague" [Canada 1986] starring Yannick Bisson; "Tomboy" [Crown Intl. 1985] starring Betsy Russell & Gerard Christopher; "The Train Killer" [Hungary 1983] starring Michael Sarrazin; "Tuareg, The Desert Warrior"
[Spain 1984] music by Riz Ortolani, starring Mark Harmon, Antonio Sabato, Aldo Sambrell & Paolo Malco; "Twisted Obsession" [Spain 1989] directed by Fernando Trueba, starring Jeff Goldblum, Miranda Richardson & Arielle Dombasle; "We Think The World of You" [1988] starring Gary Oldman & Alan Bates; and "When The Bough Breaks" TV movie [NBC-TV 1986] based on the novel by Jonathan Kellerman, starring Ted Dansen, Richard Masur, Rachel Ticotin & Charles Lane


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  "Chariots of Fire"
[The Ladd Co./Warner Bros. 1981]
full credits from IMDbtheme song [3min:24sec]

"Arthur" [Orion/Warner Bros. 1981]
full credits from IMDb

sequel [Warner Bros. 1988]
full credits from IMDb

"Excalibur" [Warner Bros. 1981]
A tale of King Arthur directed by John Boorman; full credits from IMDb

"Man of Iron" aka "Czlowiek z Zelaza"
[Poland July 1981, United Artists Classics USA Oct 1981]
Man of Iron by Andrzej Wajda  Sequel to "Man of Marble" [1977]; filmed during the brief thaw in censorship in Poland, and between the formation of Solidarity in August 1980 and its suppression in December 1981. A TV journalist is assigned to slander the young worker credited with starting the workers's strike in the shipyards at Gdansk; uses flashbacks comprised of actual newsreel footage. Directed by Andrzej Wajda; script by Aleksander Scibor-Rylski; starring Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda & Marian Opania, with Lech Walesa {as himself}; Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, won Palme d'Or & Ecumeni-cal Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival
M.G.M. Video widescreen color DVD [5/2010] for $19.98
M.G.M. Video color VHS [9/98] for $2.98 {sic}
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"On Golden Pond"
[IPC/ITC/Universal 1981]
full credits from IMDb

"Raiders of The Lost Ark"
[Lucasfilm/Paramount 1981]
full credits from IMDb

"Reds" [Paramount Dec 1981]
Warren Beatty won Oscar for Best Director  Maureen Stapleton won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress  Vittorio Storaro won Oscar for Best Cinematography    Reds  A radical combination of historical drama and actual history. The interspersed interviews with then-still-living witnesses to the story of American journalist and Bolshevik activist John Reed [1887-1920] give a resonance beyond any previous film about the Russian revolutionary era. Truly an epic film. Produced, co-written, directed by & starring Warren Beatty; based on the Reed biography by Robert A. Rosenstone; also starring Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson & Maureen Stapleton; witnesses include Henry Miller & Will Durant; won Oscars for Best Director, Best Cinemato-graphy, Best Supporting Actress; nominated for 9 more; won DGA, WGA, two BAFTA Awards
Paramount color DVD [10/2006] for $14.99
Paramount color VHS [1/2002] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
BMG soundtrack CD [4/99] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Romantic Revolutionary biography of John Reed by Robert A. Rosenstone  
"Romantic Revolutionary: A Biography of John Reed" [1975]
by Robert A. Rosenstone

Replica Books 9x6 hardcover [5/2001] out of print/used
Random House hardcover [6/75] out of print/many used


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Best Picture Oscar   Best Director Oscar   Best Original Script Oscar   Ben Kingsley won the Best Actor Oscar   Best Cinematography Oscar   Best Editing Oscar   Best Set Decoration Oscar
"Gandhi" [Columbia Dec 1982]
Gandhi 1982 movie poster  "It took one remarkable man to defeat the British Empire and free a nation of 350 million people. His goal was freedom for India. His strategy was peace. His weapon was his humanity." Directed by Richard Attenborough; screenplay by John Briley; starring Ben Kingsley (as Gandhi}, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen, Ian Charleson, Athol Fugard, Günther Maria Halmer, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth {as Nehru}, Rohini Hattangadi, Ian Bannen, Michael Bryant, Michael Hordern, Shreeram Lagoo, Om Puri & Daniel Day-Lewis; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Script, Best Actor (BK), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Set Decoration, Oscar noms for Best Original Score Best Costumes, Best Sound, Best Makeup; won 5 of 16 BAFTA noms, won DGA Award
Sony Special Edition widescreen color DVD [2/2007] 2 disks for $19.99
Sony widescreen color DVD [9/2001] out of prodn/used
R.C.A./Columbia color VHS [12/92] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
11"x17" poster available at AllPosters.com
full credits from IMDb
Ravi Shankar album Homage To Gandhi  
"Gandhi Screenplay" [1983] by John Briley
Grove/Atlantic Evergreen pb [3/83] for $1.98
"Homage To Mahatma Gandhi" album [2004] by Ravi Shankar
Deutsche Grammophon audio CD [7/2004] for $11.98

Mahatma Gandhi [1869-1948] Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

"An Officer & A Gentleman" [Lorimar 1982]
full credits from IMDb

"Coup de Torchon" [France 1982]
full credits from IMDb

"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" [Universal 1982]
full credits from IMDb

won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1982  "Mephisto" [Hungary 1982]
Co-written & directed by István  Szabó; won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film
full credits at IMDb

"Sophie's Choice" [ITC 1982]
full credits from IMDb

"Tootsie" [Mirage/Columbia 1982]
full credits from IMDb


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  "Terms of Endearment" [Paramount 1983]
full credits from IMDb

sequel "The Evening Star" [Paramount 1996]
full credits from IMDb

"A Christmas Story" [M.G.M. Nov 1983]
won Oscar for Best Director  won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation    A Christmas Story movie classic directed by Bob Clark  
A Christmas Story movie poster directed by Bob Clark  
Set in northern Indiana in 1940; young Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas, an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model BB rifle with a compass in the stock. His attempts to convince the world of the rightness of his quest run into opposition from his parents, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Bob Clark; co-written by Leigh Brown & Jean Shepherd, based on stories by Jean Shepherd; starring Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, R.D. Robb, Tedde Moore, Yano Anaya & Zack Ward, narrated by Jean Shepherd; won Oscars for Best Director & Best Script Adaptation, nominated for 7 others including Best Picture; W.G.A. nom for Best Adapted Script
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2008] for $15.99
Warner Home Video Collectors Edition widescreen color DVD [11/2008] 2 disks for $30.99
Warner Special Edition widescreen color DVD [11/2008] 2 disks for $23.99
Warner Special Edition widescreen color DVD [10/2003] 2 disks out of prodn/many used
Warner Home Video color VHS [9/2000] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site
'A Christmas Story House' Museum & Gift Shop in Cleveland, Ohio

more details (synopses, sequels, Broadway musical, posters, books, links, merchandise) on
Magic Lantern's "A Christmas Story" 1983 Movie Page

"The Big Chill" [Carson/Columbia 1983]
full credits from IMDb

"Fanny & Alexander" [Sweden 1983]
full credits from IMDb

"The Right Stuff" [The Ladd Company 1983]
full credits from IMDb

"Silkwood" [ABC/Fox 1983]
full credits from IMDb

"The Year of Living Dangerously" [MGM 1983]
full credits from IMDb


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Best Picture Oscar   Best Director Oscar   Best Script Adaptation Oscar   Best Actor Oscar to Murray Abraham   Best Set Decoration Oscar   Best Sound Oscar   Best Makeup Oscar   Best Costume Design Oscar
"Amadeus"  [Orion Sept 1984]

Amadeus video  
First there is the music, then the period ambience, and the story of a mad, immature genius, and his destruction from within and from without. Directed by Milos Forman; script by Peter Shaffer, based on his stageplay; starring F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge & Jeffrey Jones; nominated for 11 Oscars, winning eight: Best Picture, Best Director, Script Adaptation, Best Actor (Murray Abraham), Best Set Decoration, Best Sound, Best Makeup & Best Costume Design; also won A.C.E. Eddie Award, Best Foreign Language Film Award of the Japanese Academy, 4 BAFTA Awards, César Award for Best For-eign Film, 3 David di Donatello Awards, D.G.A. Award & Kinema Junpo Award for Best Foreign Film
Warner Video widescreen color Blu-ray [2/2009] 2 disks for $13.99
Warner Video widescreen color DVD [12/97] for $15.99
Warner Video color VHS [1/2001] out of prodn/many used
Warner Video widescreen color VHS [3/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
stageplay [1980-83] entry at IBDbstageplay entry at Wikipedia
Amadeus soundtrack  eine kleine Mozart [5min:41sec midi file]
Fantasy soundtrack CD box set [12/97] 3 disks for $24.97
Fantasy soundtrack CD [12/92] for $14.99
Fantasy soundtrack cassette [10/90] out of prodn/used
Fantasy soundtrack on vinyl [4/95] out of prodn/used
Fantasy "More Music.." soundtrack CD [6/91] for $14.98
Fantasy "More Music.." soundtrack on vinyl [4/95] out of prodn/used

"A Soldier's Story" [Columbia 1984]
based on the Pulitzer-winning Broadway stageplay "A Soldier's Play" by Charles Fuller • full credits from IMDb

"The Killing Fields" [Warner Bros. Nov 1984]
Killing Fields video  Directed by Roland Joffé; starring Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Craig T. Nelson & Spalding Gray; Oscar noms for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Script/Adaptation, won for Best Supporting Actor (Ngor), Best Cinematography, Best Editing; also won 8 BAFTA Awards, WGA Award
Warner color VHS [2/96] for $14.94
Warner color DVD [3/2001] for $17.98
Virgin soundtrack CD [6/92] for $11.98
Dell movie tie-in pb [8/84] out of print/used
full credits from IMDb

book "The Death and Life of Dith Pran" [1985]
by Sydney H. Schanberg
Viking hardcover [5/85] out of print/used

"The Natural" [TriStar 1984]
full credits from IMDb


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  "Out of Africa" [Universal 1985]
full credits from IMDb

"The Color Purple" [Amblin/Warner Bros. 1985]
full credits from IMDb

"Prizzi's Honor" [ABC 1985]
full credits from IMDb

"Ran"  ('Chaos')   [Japan 1985]
Kurosawa's Ran  
poster for Kurosawa's 'Ran'  
Based on Wm. Shakespeare's 'King Lear': An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. Co-written & directed by Akira Kurosawa [1910-98]; starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada & Yoshiko Miyazaki; Oscar noms for Best Director, Best Cinema-tography & Best Art Direction, won Oscar for Best Costumes; won BAFTA for Best Foreign Language Film
LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray w/subtitles [2/2010] for $23.99
Criterion color DVD w/subtitles [11/2005] 2 discs - out of prodn/used
Fox Lorber color DVD w/subtitles [4/2003] out of prodn/used
Fox Lorber color DVD w/subtitles [8/98] out of prodn/used
Fox Lorber letterbox VHS w/subtitles [3/98] for $8.98
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Ran" art book [1986] by Akira Kurosawa
the paintings that were used to design the epic film
Shambhala pb [9/86] for $19.95

"Witness" [Paramount 1985]
full credits from IMDb


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won Oscar for Best Picture  "Platoon" [Orion 1986]
Directed by Oliver Stonefull credits from IMDb

Paul Newman won Oscar for Best Actor  "The Color of Money" [Buena Vista Pictures Oct 1986]
Directed by Martin Scorsese; Paul Newman won Oscar for Best Actor
full credits from IMDb

"Down  and  Out  In  America" [H.B.O. 1986]
won Oscar for Best Documentary Film  Down & Out In America  Examines three sectors of American society, and the rampant & devastating economic injustice that causes bank foreclosure of heartland farms, unemployment from the thousands of jobs going overseas each day, and villages of stunned homeless urban Americans. Directed & narrated by [blacklistee] Lee Grant; won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature
M.P.I. Medis color VHS [10/87] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Hannah & Her Sisters" [Orion 1986]
Written & directed by Woody Allen; full credits from IMDb

"Hoosiers" [Hemdale 1986]
full credits from IMDb

"Round Midnight" [France/Warner Bros. 1986]
full credits from IMDb


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  "The Last Emperor" [Columbia 1987]
full credits from IMDb

"Au Revoir Les Enfants" [France 1987]
Written & directed by Louis Malle • full credits from IMDb

"Broadcast News"  [Gracie/Fox Dec 1987]
Broadcast News  A love triangle – between a female news producer who falls for the new pretty-boy anchor and the plain-looking news reporter who loves her – parallels the network's move from substance toward style. Co-produced, written & directed by James L. Brooks; starring William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, Peter Hackes, Christian Clemenson, Jack Nicholson, Robert Katims, Ed Wheeler & Stephen Mendillo; Oscar noms for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Hurt), Best Actress (HH), Best Supporting Actor (AB), Best Cinema-tography & Best Editing; noms for DGA & WGA Awards
Fox widescreen color DVD [10/99] for $9.98
Fox color VHS [1/96] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb
Oscar-nominated movie script by James L. Brooks
Vintage pb [2/89] out of print/used

"Moonstruck" [MGM 1987]
full credits from IMDb

"The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of The Algonquin Round Table"
[P.B.S./American Masters Sept 1987]
Aviva Slesin won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature    
The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table  
56-minute documentary, mostly filmed circa 1980, about the famous lunchtime battles of wits that occured over many years at the Rose Room restaurant of the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Broadcast in September 1987, also released in theaters (thus one of the few films nominated for both Oscar & Emmy awards). Co-produced & directed by Aviva Slesin; written by Peter Foges & Mary Jo Kaplan; hosted by Heywood Hale Broun; featuring Ruth Gordon, Averell Harriman, and Helen Hayes, with archive footage of Franklin P. Adams, Robert Benchley, Edna Ferber, Raoul Fleischman, Harpo Marx, Dorothy Parker, Robert E. Sherwood, and Alexander Woollcott; won Oscar for Best Docu-mentary Feature, won Lilian Gish Award at Los Angeles Women in Film Festival, and nominated for Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming
Aviva Films color/b&w VHS [undated] out of prodn/scarce
episode credits at IMDbP.B.S. official program pageAviva Slesin's official website

watch "The Ten-Year Lunch" full movie [3/2013 upload; 55:38] free online at YouTube {blocked in USA}

"Wall Street" [Fox Dec 1987]
Michael Douglas won Oscar for Best Actor    Wall Street movie by Oliver Stone, starring Michael Douglas & Charlie Sheen  Bud Fox, a young and very ambitious stock trader, courts the powerful stock speculator Gordon Gekko, who takes the boy under his wing. Bud becomes immersed in the fast life, the big time, but soon is asked to take actions that even he finds offensive. Co-written & directed by Oliver Stone; co-written by Stanley Weiser; starring Michael Douglas {won Oscar & David di Donatello Best Actor awards}, Charlie Sheen, Hal Holbrook, Martin Sheen, Terence Stamp, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, James Spader, Saul Rubinek & Sylvia Miles;
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [2/2008] for $13.99
Fox widescreen color DVD [9/2007] 2 disks for $9.49
Fox color VHS [1/96] out of prodn/many, many used
Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD [10/93] out of prodn/used {with "Talk Radio" [1988]}
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia


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  "Rain Man" [United Artists 1988]
full credits from IMDb

"Big" [Gracie/Fox 1988]
starring Tom Hanks • full credits from IMDb

"Nuovo Cinema Paradiso"  [Italy 1988; 155 min. release]
Cinema Paradiso video  Written & directed by Giuseppe Tornatore; starring Philippe Noiret, Marco Leonardi, Salvatore Cascio, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio & Brigitte Fossey (director's cut only); won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, 5 BAFTAs, Jury Grand Prize at Cannes & other awards
HBO VHS w/English subtitles [3/2001] out of stock/used
HBO widescreen DVD [3/2001] out of stock/used
Ennio Morricone soundtrack CD [6/91] for $14.99
DRG 'Extra Tracks' CD [6/2001] for $19.98
full credits from IMDb
June 2002 Director's Cut [3 hour release]
info on different versions from IMDb

"Stand & Deliver"
[American Playhouse/Warner Bros. 1988]
Stand & Deliver  The true story of Jaime Escalante, a math teacher who came to a gang-filled Los Angeles high school and inspired 18 students to take – and pass – the advanced placement calculus test, in the process teaching them pride in themselves and control of their own futures. Directed by Ramón Menéndez; starring Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Andy Garcia & Rosanna DeSoto; Oscar nomination for Best Actor [EJO], won 6 Independent Spirit Awards
Warner color VHS [9/93] out of stock/used
Warner color VHS w/Spanish subtitles [9/93] out of stock/used
Warner color DVD [10/98] for $13.48
Varese soundtrack CD [12/97] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb

"Tucker: The Man and His Dream"
[Lucasfilm Aug 1988]
Tucker video  The story of automotive genius Preston Tucker and his fight against the automakers of Detroit. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest, Mako, Elias Koteas & Christian Slater; Oscar noms for Best Actor (ML), Best Art Direction, Best Costumes
Paramount widescreen DVD [10/2000] for $9.98
Paramount color VHS [4/91] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb
Pocket movie tie-in pb [8/88] out of print/used

"The Unbearable Lightness of Being"
[Saul Zaentz/Orion 1988]
The Unbearable Lightness of Being video  A beautifully-photographed meditation on love, politics & bliss seen thru an expatriate Czech doctor's reactions to the Russian invasion of Prague in 1968. Co-written & directed by Philip Kaufman; starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche & Lena Olin
MGM/UA color VHS [8/2000] for $14.95
Home Vision widescreen DVD [8/2000] for $25.49
soundtrack CD VHS [8/2000] for $14.95
full credits from IMDb
The Unbearable Lightness of Being book  "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" [1984]
by Milan Kundera, translation by Michael Henry Heim

book listed #47 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)
A poetic mix of philosophy & fiction, lightness & darkness, constructed like a Beethoven quartet.
Harper Perennial 8x5½ pb [5/99] for $10.40
Isis UNABR audio [1/99] for $69.95
audio CD [12/99] for $99.95

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won the Oscar for Best Picture   won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay   Jessica Tandy won the Oscar for Best Actress (at age 81)   won the Oscar for Best Makeup

"Driving Miss Daisy" [Warner Bros. 1989]
full credits from IMDb

"Born On The Fourth of July" [Ixtlan 1989]
co-written & directed by Oliver Stonefull credits from IMDb

"Do The Right Thing"
[40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks 1989]
Do The Right Thing movie directed by Spike Lee  
Right Thing soundtrack  
Possibly inspired by Akira Kurosawa's "Do-desu-ka-den" [1970], this is the tale of a blighted neighborhood in Spike Lee's home turf of Brooklyn. There is actually a moment, ignored or missed by most reviewers, where 'the right thing' gets done – look for it. Written & directed by Spike Lee; starring Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, John Turturro, Rosie Perez & Samuel L. Jackson, with Spike Lee as 'Mookie'; Oscar nominations for Best Script & Best Actor [DA]
Universal Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [6/2009] for $18.99
20th Anniversary Edition DVD [6/2009] for $13.99
Universal letterbox color DVD [7/98] for $17.99
Universal widescreen color DVD [2/2001] 2 discs for $28.99
Universal color VHS [1/2000] out of prodn/many used
Sony original score CD [9/89] for $11.98
full credits from IMDb
Cambridge Univ Press critical text 9x6 pb for $25.19

"Field of Dreams" [Gordon/Universal April 1989]
Field of Dreams  "If you build it, they will come." Co-written & directed by Phil Alden Robinson; starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan & Ray Liotta; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Script Adaptation & Best Music Score
Universal Studios Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [5/2009] for $21.49
Universal color DVD [3/2002] for $9.49
Universal color VHS [8/99] out of prodn/many, many used
Universal widescreen VHS [8/99] out of prodn/used
B.M.G. soundtrack CD [5/89] for $8.99
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Glory" [TriStar 1989]
full credits from IMDb


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won Best Picture Oscar   Kevin Costner won the Oscar for Best Director   Michael Blake won the Oscar for Best Screenplay Adaptation   won Oscar for Best Cinematography   won Oscar for Best Film Editing   John Barry won the Oscar for Best Original Music Score   won Oscar for Best Sound
"Dances With Wolves" [Orion Nov 1990]
Dances With Wolves  Directed by & starring Kevin Costner; novel & screenplay by Michael Blake; co-starring Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene & Wes Studi; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script, Best Sound, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, nominated for 3 best Acting (Costner, Greene, Mary McDonnell), Best Art Direction, Best Costumes; also won DGA, WGA & many other awards
Image Ent widescreen DVD [11/98] for $26.99
MGM/UA color VHS [12/2001] for $9.94
Sony soundtrack CD [11/90] for $14.99
full credits from IMDb | theme music [2min:03sec]
Dances With Wolves book  
book by Michael Blake [1988]
Fawcett movie tie-in pb [11/90] for $6.99
Econo-Clad hardcover [10/99] for $13.35
Random House UNABR audio [10/96] out of print/used
Dances With Wolves script  "DWW: The Illustrated Story of The Epic Film"
Newmarket Press pb [4/2002] for $13.27
Newmarket 11x8½ hardcover [10/91] for $29.95

"DWW: The Illustrated Screenplay & Abridged Story"
Newmarket Press 8x5 pb [11/91] for $4.95

"American Dream" documentary film
[festival circuit 1990, Miramax March 1992]
won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature    Oscar-winning American Dream labor strike documentary by Barbara Kopple  Oscar-winning chronicle of the six-month 1985 strike at Hormel Foods in Austin, Minnesota. The P-9 local of the Food and Commercial Workers Union rejected a $2-per-hour pay cut and went out on strike. Besides the worker-union conflict, the national union and the P-9 local disagreed on strategy & tactics, and bitter intra- and inter-family conflict didn't help any. The film leaves the viewer with the question of whether the failed strike helped or hindered the labor movement. Directed by Barbara Kopple, with Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke & Lawrence Silk; won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature; won D.G.A. Award, I.D.A. Award, 3 awards at Sundance Film Festival
Miramax Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [1/2012] for $19.98
HBO Home Video color VHS [12/93] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Avalon" [Baltimore/TriStar 1990]
full credits from IMDb

"The Godfather Part III" [Paramount Dec 1990]
Godfather III on DVD  Co-written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda, Sofia Coppola, Raf Vallone & Al Martino; 7 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture & Best Director {beat out by "Dances With Wolves"}
Paramount widescreen color DVD [5/2005] for $10.99
Paramount Director's Cut color VHS [5/2002] out of prodn/many used
Paramount widescreen VHS [5/97] out of prodn/used
Sony soundtrack CD [12/90] for $9.98
Part III credits from IMDb

Magic Lantern's 'Godfather Saga' Page

"Goodfellas" [Warner Bros. Sept 1990]
Goodfellas   Directed by Martin Scorsese; starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco & Paul Sorvino; nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Director & Best Script, won for Best Actor (Pesci)
Warner color VHS [6/2002] for $13.74
Warner widescreen DVD [8/97] for $18.74
Atlantic soundtrack audio [7/91] for $5.68
Atlantic soundtrack CD [10/90] for $11.98
full credits at IMDb

"Henry & June" [Walrus/Universal 1990]
full credits from IMDb

"Pretty Woman" [Touchstone 1990]
full credits from IMDb

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