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Body Heat:... William Hurt and Kathleen Turner strike sparks in Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat, a... more info $5.98was $5.98 Buy Now

French Kiss... Meg Ryan ("Sleepless in Seattle") and Kevin Kline ("Dave") star in this bouncy... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

I Love You To... As the saying goes, "it's hard to keep a good man down." Apparently, it's also... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

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Silverado DVD ... This rousing Western is a modern day classic about a group of gunslingers who... more info $14.99was $14.99 Buy Now

Dreamcatcher... Directed by Lawrence Kasdan and based on the novel by Stephen King,... more info $5.98was $5.98 Buy Now

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Born: January 14, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Miami Beach, Florida, USA Profession: Writer ...
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"Technically, movies have progressed to the point where 50 directors can shoot beautiful movies now, but what there has always been a shortage of--and it's more drastic than ever now--is writing. For the first 40 years of movies writers came out of theater or fiction or journalism. They brought with them classic ideas about character and narrative and dramatic construction. That was for the first 40 years. But for the last 20 years people have come out of television and MTV and out of a disintegrated popular culture, fragmented, and they don't bring with them any literary tradition. . . good writing is about the ambiguity, the complexity of life; there are no easy villains and no easy heroes. Good writing should be disturbing, should raise questions. That's what we tried to do in 'Grand Canyon.'" --Lawrence Kasdan (NEW YORK TIMES, January 16, 1992)

Received the Clio Award for his advertising work.

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