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3 things about Mitchell Leisen’s REMEMBER THE NIGHT

Remember the Night [1940] 1. Mary Smith of Roaring Falls, Ohio. Occupation: bubble dancer. 2. Her mother lives across from a junkyard. 3. As clear as Pikes Peak. 3 other things.

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3 things about George Seaton’s MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Miracle on 34th Street [1947] 1. The look on her face after she tugs on his beard. 2. “Your Honor, the State of New York is second to none in its admiration of the Post Office Department.” 3. A giant … Continue reading

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3 things about Sebastián Cordero’s EUROPA REPORT

Europa Report [2013] 1. “I can’t find my toothbrush.” “We have to go back to earth.” 2. Omnipresent Europa One chyron. 3. Hygiene issues.

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3 things about David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me [1992] 1. Red aluminum percolator at the morgue. 2. Mo’s Motors. 3. Saturn lamp on the sidetable. 3 other things.

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3 things about Shirley Clarke’s THE COOL WORLD

The Cool World [1963] 1. Pairs of shoes standing side by side on the sidewalk; and on the curb, a portable record player spinning a 45. 2. He gazes across the sand at the beach and says, “Look at all … Continue reading

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3 things about Otto Preminger’s CARMEN JONES

Carmen Jones [1954] 1. “Don’t say I didn’t tell you true/ I told you truly, if I love you/Dat’s the end of you.” 2. Max Roach is wailing away on the drums, but we don’t actually hear him most of … Continue reading

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3 things about David Swift’s HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [1967] 1. “Put up or shut up, son.” 2. A bulky office machine sheathed in its cover. 3. Biggley’s private washroom is located behind the fireplace. (Is that feasible?) 3 other things.

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