The Idolmaker

1980 UNITED ARTISTS Directed by Taylor Hackford Produced by Gene Kirkwood and Howard W. Koch, Jr. Written by Edward Di Lorenzo Original Music by Jeff Barry There were a lot of great performances in 1980. Robert DeNiro took home the Oscar for Best Actor in “Raging Bull.” John Hurt, Jack Lemmon, Peter O’Toole for “The […]

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Pennies From Heaven

1981 MGM Directed by Herbert Ross Produced by Herbert Ross & Nora Kaye Screenplay by Dennis Potter based on the BBC miniseries In 1979 Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters teamed up for what is one of The Ten Funniest Movies I’ve Ever Seen: “The Jerk”  It’s a movie that like “Blazing Saddles” “Porky’s” “Young Frankenstein” […]

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