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3 things about Hal Ashby’s HAROLD AND MAUDE

Harold and Maude [1971] 1. Saluting mechanism. 2. A field of daisies, a field of tombstones. 3. “Greet the dawn with a breath of fire!”

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3 things about Woody Allen’s HOLLYWOOD ENDING

Hollywood Ending [2002] 1. He opens the bag and takes out a series of pelts. 2. In New York, a garden-level apartment with a second floor. Only in the movies. 3. “Thank God the French exist!”

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3 things about Woody Allen’s THE CURSE OF THE JADE SCORPION

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion [2001] 1. “Well, I tend to grow on people. We could meet later, and I could grow on you, if you like.” 2. He finds an old glass with a rigid lemon peel inside, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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