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3 things about Robert Aldrich’s AUTUMN LEAVES

Autumn Leaves [1956] 1. “Am I a neurotic need?” 2. She takes off her apron and unconsciously wraps it around the plate she was drying. She then carries the bundle around the room. 3. Chicken salad, no bread.

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3 things about Robert Wise’s THE DESERT RATS

The Desert Rats [1953] 1. In The Desert Fox, James Mason doesn’t use a German accent. Here he does. And though it sounds right somehow it’s less effective. 2. “I made my usual mistake of being in a pub the … Continue reading

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3 things about Hong Khaou’s LILTING

Lilting [2014] 1. Crying. Snotty beard. 2. He plucks a hair from Kai’s nipple, puts it in his mouth. 3. She sits alone at the table, listening to him move around upstairs. She passes a hand across her forehead.

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3 things about Ranald MacDougall’s QUEEN BEE

Queen Bee [1955] 1. Telephone cord as lasso. Or noose. 2. “I don’t like the light. Put it out.” He snarls, “I know what you like and don’t like!” 3. Cold cream all over the mirror. Shades of Diane Ladd … Continue reading

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3 things about Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM

The Zero Theorem [2013] 1. He matches the drapes. 2. A vault of vials. 3. The head of Christ is a surveillance camera.

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3 things about Vincent Sherman’s HARRIET CRAIG

Harriet Craig [1950] 1. While talking on the phone, she presents her feet to Clare so that she can put her shoes on for her. 2. “Yes, I know you now. I don’t like you.” 3.  A severe hairstyle, the … Continue reading

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3 things about Werner Herzog’s FITZCARRALDO

Fitzcarraldo [1982] 1. Champagne for the horses. 2. He unties the captain. “Now we really need some Italian opera. Don’t you agree?” 3. The scenery, stowed in various boats and canoes, floats down the river.

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