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3 things about Philip Kaufman’s THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING

The Unbearable Lightness of Being [1988] 1. A tangled embrace on top of the mirror. 2. “There’s only one thing. He doesn’t like my hat.” 3. The dog and the pig rest together peacefully on the ground.

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3 things about Billy Wilder’s DOUBLE INDEMNITY

Double Indemnity [1944] 1. “Alright, turn the record over, let’s hear the other side.” 2. Going to the drugstore at 11 o’clock to get something to eat. 3. She shoots him from across the room; he shoots her up close.

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3 things about Steve James’ LIFE ITSELF

Life Itself [2014] 1. Seeing the same theater, onscreen, that I’m sitting in as I watch the movie. 2. “They were a pair of Siamese twins joined at the rear end.” 3. A reprieve, courtesy Leonard Cohen.

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3 things about Henry Hathaway’s THE DESERT FOX: THE STORY OF ROMMEL

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel [1951] 1. Only Luther Adler, playing Hitler, attempts a German accent. 2. “My heart, of course, bleeds for you.” 3. A poison that takes three seconds.

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3 things about Akira Kurosawa’s RHAPSODY IN AUGUST

Rhapsody in August [1991] 1. A Brooklyn t-shirt tucked into high-waisted jeans. 2. The blind man feels his way around the monument. To remember. 3. “Many who wore white were saved on that day!”

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS

While the City Sleeps [1956] 1. He uses peanuts to represent each of the three candidates. Then he eats them. 2. “Faithful as the day is long.” “If it’s the shortest day of the year. But where would women like … Continue reading

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3 things about John Glen’s FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

For Your Eyes Only [1981] 1. Graham Crowden’s cameo. 2. “Now put your clothes back on, and I’ll buy you an ice cream.” 3. Rinkside tables with little urns of glühwein. 3 other things.

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