3 things about Gabe Klinger’s PORTO

Porto [2016]

1. A different couple in the window.
2. We learn that they actually go to dinner afterward.
3. Glitchy sunrise, twice.

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3 things about William Wyler’s DODSWORTH

Dodsworth [1936]

1. He strides through the gathering of factory workers. But the film skips the farewell speech.
2. “Have you ever noticed how transparent people are when you really look at them?”
3. Khakis, tennis shoes, a white shirt with rolled up sleeves and open at neck.

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD

Phantom Thread [2017]

1. “It’s my job to give you some. If I choose to.”
2. Asparagus with oil and salt.
3. Both women answer the doctor simultaneously. Again and again.

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3 things about Phil Karlson’s KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL

Kansas City Confidential [1952]

1. The mask strapped to his sweaty leg.
2. She gauges the situation briefly and says, “Now I’m supposed to be hurt. Maybe even cry.”
3. Another diner named Winky’s.

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3 things about Albert Lewin’s PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman [1951]

1. He discreetly drops poison into his own drink.
2. The sound as the bull’s horn tears his shirt.
3. Glistening drops of water on the piece of canvas she has wrapped around her nude body.

Certainly one of the most gorgeous looking films in recent memory.

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3 things about David Lean’s BLITHE SPIRIT

Blithe Spirit [1945]

1. A wind blows against the drapes even though the french doors are closed.
2. “If you’re trying to compile an inventory of my sex life, I feel it only fair to warn you that you’ve omitted several episodes. I shall consult my diary and give you a complete list after lunch.”
3. Madame Arcati’s tiny sandwiches.

Bonus: that is not the color of a dry martini! Technicolor showoff gone wrong …

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3 things about Shirley Clarke’s PORTRAIT OF JASON

Portrait of Jason [1967]

1. I’ll never tell.
2. “I’ve fallen in love once many times.”
3. Reverse cigarette smoke.

Ahead of its time, ahead of our time. 3 other things.

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