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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 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 John Woo’s PAYCHECK

Paycheck [2003] 1. Oh come ON. Newspaper headline typo: “Nexim announces it’s answer to ARC’s living display.” 2. Shipping container gauntlet. 3. Plastic curtain tumble.

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3 things about Michael Crichton’s COMA

Coma [1978] 1. He shouts, “You don’t want a lover, you want a wife!” 2. Gratuitous looking-up-the-skirt shot, then she takes off her pantyhose. 3. She piles on a pile of bodies.

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3 things about John Sturges’ MAROONED

Marooned [1969] 1. “We’ve been in this business for ten years, and I’ve learned the best thing is for us girls to keep our feelings to ourselves and let the men get on with their work.” 2. They enter a … Continue reading

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3 things about Alain Resnais’ JE T’AIME JE T’AIME

Je t’aime je t’aime [1968] 1. “Are you feeling tired?” “I’m tired of that question.” 2. A Magritte print in his bedroom. 3. He silently sheds a tear and then lies still.

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3 things about Terry Gilliam’s 12 MONKEYS

12 Monkeys [1995] 1. Grizzly outside City Hall. 2. Frank Gorshin’s sideways cigarette plant. 3. Insurance.

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3 things about Jonathan Glazer’s UNDER THE SKIN

Under the Skin [2014] 1. Squalling baby, tide inching closer. 2. Pop. 3. It looks down at her own face.

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3 things about Jan Schmidt’s LATE AUGUST AT THE HOTEL OZONE

Late August at the Hotel Ozone [1966] 1. After bludgeoning the dog, she wipes the butt of her rifle on the grass. 2. Her first glass of milk in 15 years. She’s too overwhelmed to drink it. 3. She stares … Continue reading

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