3 things about Errol Morris’s FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control [1997]

1. Understanding life by creating something which is life-like.
2. A clown chased by a skeleton.
3. The tactile quality of old fashioned pruning shears.

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A mind-blowing endorsement.

To say that I’m honored by these words of praise from Walter Salles is a huge understatement. I’m honestly kind of stunned. Stay tuned because Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is coming your way soon! I’ll be sharing some news later this week.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST

North by Northwest [1959]

1. “I like your flavor.”
2. Laura’s Mercedes.
3. Can opener.

3 other things.

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3 things about Xavier Burgin’s HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror [2019]

1. The Birth of a Nation as the first black horror film.
2. Interracial dancing in Blackula.
3. Picking cotton in Get Out.

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3 things about Joe Cornish’s ATTACK THE BLOCK

Attack the Block [2011]

1. Ron’s weed room.
2. “Rest in Peace, doggie.”
3. Hanging off the balcony from a Union Jack.

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3 things about Alfonso Cuarón’s Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN

Y Tu Mamá También [2001]

1. Big butts.
2. Running out of batteries during Brian Eno.
3. Shrimp soup and a beer for breakfast.

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3 things about the Ross Brothers’ CONTEMPORARY COLOR

Contemporary Color [2016]

1. Nighttime. Practicing in the middle of the street.
2. Catching the flag by the silk.
3. Writing the song in a day, recording the song in a day; crafting the routine in 26 weeks.

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3 things about Michael Winterbottom’s THE TRIP TO GREECE

The Trip to Greece [2020]

1. Dental implants.
2. Falsetto.
3. Willfully perverse music choices: cues from Winterbottom’s Wonderland, Philip Glass’s Satyagraha.

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3 things about Andrea Arnold’s RED ROAD

Red Road [2006]

1. To rile the waitress, he literally licks his plate clean.
2. Lava lamp reflected in the bedroom window.
3. She stuffs the clothes with other clothes, making a doll. She hugs it and says, “I’m sorry.”

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD

Phantom Thread [2017]

1. When it comes to porridge, cream makes all the difference.
2. Lace from the 1600s.
3. “I’m not moaning. I don’t want to be ignored.”
“No one does. But I don’t want to hear about it because it hurts my ears.”

3 other things.

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