3 things about Franklin J. Schaffner’s PATTON

Patton [1970]

1. Eyebrows dyed grey.
2. He shoots the buzzards but doesn’t untie the dog.
2. “Rommel! You magnificent bastard, I read your book!”

3 other things.

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3 things about Stanley Kramer’s IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad. Mad World [1963]

1. The men all pass the phone around until it reaches the policewoman.
2. Tape marks on the back of his overalls.
3. NIXON FOR GOVERNOR sign.

3 other things.

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3 things about Steven Lisberger’s TRON

TRON [1982]

1. Air-pop popcorn maker in his cubicle.
2. “Elementary physics, a beam of energy can always be diverted. Are we there yet, Mommy?”
3. Collapsed in the chair behind his desk. Blank expression. The sunrise glowing through the drapes behind him.

3 other things.

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3 things about Jonathan Glazer’s SEXY BEAST

Sexy Beast [2000]

1. No no no no no no no no no …
2. Revolving door shot.
3. Thick red splatter on the cabinet door.

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3 things about Douglas Trumbull’s BRAINSTORM

Brainstorm [1983]

1. Cliff Robertson’s pants: brown and beltless. (Sansabelt?)
2.”Go to hell.”
“You go to hell!”
“No, you go to hell!”
“You go to hell!”
3. A soldering iron next to a cigarette.

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3 things about Jake Schreier’s ROBOT & FRANK

Robot & Frank [2012]

1. Books = printed information.
2. “How are you?”
“I am functioning normally.”
“As am I.”
3. Before reformatting, an embrace.

A sweet little movie. Frank Langella really sells it.

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3 things about Hal Ashby’s THE LANDLORD

The Landlord [1970]

1. Early morning. The street is still almost dark. On the right side of the frame is a green light; on the left the faintly illuminated window of her apartment building’s foyer. They climb the stoop in darkness and go inside.
2. Lee Grant casually opens her purse and Pearl Bailey drops three ham-hocks inside.
3. A baby inside a red plaid suitcase.

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