3 things about Jeannot Szwarc’s SOMEWHERE IN TIME

Somewhere in Time [1980]

1. “There are people waiting on that play!”
2. A penny from 1979.
3. Demon red eyes, pale gray skin.

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Nesmith Carioca cocktail.

Do you like Letherbee’s gin? I do. I really do. I named this cocktail after a certain musician and visionary.

NESMITH CARIOCA COCKTAIL

.5 oz. lime juice
1 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
1 tsp. liquified honey
1 dash Angostura bitters
1.5 oz. Letherbee original label gin

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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3 things about Ronald Neame’s THE HORSE’S MOUTH

The Horse’s Mouth [1958]

1. “You’re missing a big slice of life, Cokey. Half a minute of revelation’s worth a million years of know-nothing.”
“Who lives a million years?”
“A million people, every twelve months.”
2. As he stands up, he gives a little tug on the bottom of her skirt.
3. Two streaks of blue paint on his cheeks.

Why isn’t this film better known? It’s not only very funny, it’s also one of the best films I’ve ever seen about being an artist.

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3 things about Tito Davison’s THE BIG CUBE

The Big Cube [1969]

1. She got that accent in Switzerland? I guess?
2. “Sweetness, baby. Flow with the tide, that’s my bag.”
3. Psychedelic moving telephone.

 

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3 things about Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

The Grand Budapest Hotel [2014]

1. Cat splat.
2. “I guess you would call that a draw.”
3. The knot of his tie is always crooked.

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3 things about Billy Wilder’s SUNSET BLVD.

Sunset Blvd. [1950]

1. Jack Webb as a happy-go-lucky party boy.
2. As he’s leaving, his pocket chain catches on the door.
3. “Then they got a couple of pruning hooks from the garden and fished me out, ever so gently. Funny how gentle people get with you once you’re dead.”

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3 things about Ang Lee’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Sense and Sensibility [1995]

1. “Marianne, could you play another piece? Mamma has been weeping since breakfast.”
2. Three women weeping behind three different doors. She sits down on the stairs and sips the cup of tea.
3. She is suddenly overcome with tears. Practically hyperventilating. The rest of the family quietly withdraws.

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