In Episode 11 of the Film ’89 Podcast, Skye is joined by Mark O’Connell, author of Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan, to discuss his new book, Watching Skies: Star Wars, Spielberg & Us. Mark discusses his love of a very special period of film from roughly 1975 – 1984 and the hugely influential films from this era of summer blockbusters. Films such as Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Poltergeist, Gremlins, Ghostbusters and many more from the likes of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Richard Donner, Joe Dante and more are discussed along with Mark’s love of the merchandise that so defined this era, in particular Kenner’s legendary 3.75” Star Wars figures. Mark also discusses the VHS era and answers both questions from the Film ’89 Crew as well as your own listener questions.
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