3 things about Guy Hamilton’s DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Diamonds Are Forever [1971]

1. Q dispassionately works his way down the line of slot machines.
2. A sign in the command center reads IF IN DOUBT / ASK.
3. Tripped up by claret misidentification, and strong aftershave.

3 other things.

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3 things about Lewis Gilbert’s THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

The Spy Who Loved Me [1977]

1. Track lighting throughout the tomb.
2. “Is this really what they do in Sibera?”
“Yes. But not how they do it.”
3. A bottle of Tabasco on Stromberg’s table.

3 other things.

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3 things about Alex Garland’s EX MACHINA

Ex Machina [2015]

1. A beautiful, useless stack of wood: the fireplace is just for show.
2. She pinches the skin under her eye and peels it back.
3. Just before the elevator door closes, a glance.

Fantastically stylish, well acted, evocative. The special effects are truly flawless. But wasn’t this basically an old Twilight Zone episode once upon a time? On the other hand, Nathan and his futuristic compound resemble nothing less than a James Bond villain in his lair.

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3 things about Lev Kalman & Whitney Horn’s L FOR LEISURE

L for Leisure [2014]

1. Pisco and Crystal Pepsi.
2. “No expectations. I’m always down for a deep makeout sesh, but my sex I hold onto.”
3. Laser tag disintegration.

Clever. I saw this last night at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. It’s so dryly funny, and purposefully includes so many early 90’s totems and stereotypes, that I couldn’t helped but be charmed. Obviously it has a little bit in common with Pause of the Clock

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT

Foreign Correspondent [1940]

1. He takes an unenthusiastic sip of milk and says, “Doesn’t taste the way it did when I was a baby. That’s got poison in it.”
2. To deal with his nervous tension, he toys with a banana.
3. Waterlogged old lady in pearls.

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Now in living color!

Now that the film itself has been entirely color corrected, I figured it was time to spruce up the trailer. So, ladies and gentlemen, I give you … the new, improved trailer!

PAUSE OF THE CLOCK trailer # 1 from Rob Christopher on Vimeo.

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3 things about Hiroshi Teshigahara’s THE FACE OF ANOTHER

The Face of Another [1966]

1. In the tea shop, they discuss how loud the music is. Done on purpose to encourage turnover.
2. He looks out the window at the sea. A bright flash. He’s been replaced by a large hunk of meat hanging from hooks.
3. They are approached by a crowd of people wearing masks (or of people whose masks have been stripped off?)

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