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We are finally starting to appreciate the culture of the underrated 1970s and 1980s

By David Herman   128

First it was Doctor Who and the Daleks. Now revivals and comebacks are everywhere. We can see, or will soon be able to see, revivals of Cabaret and The Sound of Music, of Pravda, Bent and Tom and Viv. Monty Python, or at least Eric Idle, is back with Spamalot, a musical with a cast led by Rocky Horror Show star Tim Curry. A Gilbert and George retrospective is coming to the Tate Modern in the new year. On the big screen, Brian de Palma (The Black Dahlia), Oliver Stone (World Trade Centre) and Martin Scorsese (The Departed) are back.…

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