3 things about David Lynch’s WILD AT HEART

Wild at Heart [1990]

1. Flickering flame light fixtures in the motel room.
2. “I’ve got sticky stuff in my hair.”
3. Multiple car accidents.

3 other things.

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3 things about Eric Weston’s EVILSPEAK

Evilspeak [1981]

1. “I hope we have the financial resources to do right by him.”
“Oh, I’m sure you will, Colonel. I’ll have a talk with the Senator tonight. He’s very big on military causes, especially tax-exempt ones.”
2. Speed typing.
3. Head twist.

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3 things about Jayne Loader & Kevin Rafferty & Pierce Rafferty’s THE ATOMIC CAFE

The Atomic Cafe [1982]

1. Sign: “If you wouldn’t tell Stalin, don’t say it!”
2. James Gregory (Senator Iselin from The Manchurian Candidate) as a patriotic army man warning of the dangers of enemy propaganda.
3. Recommended: an ample supply of tranquilizers for your fallout shelter.

An all-time classic.

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3 things about Ken Russell’s THE DEVILS

The Devils [1971]

1. Eye socket maggots.
3. The box is empty.
3. An empty road, bordered by several Catherine wheels, stretching into the distance.

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3 things about Freddie Francis’ TALES FROM THE CRYPT

Tales from the Crypt [1972]

1. The wisdom of murdering one’s husband on Christmas Eve while one’s child is upstairs in bed waiting for Santa.
2. Every part of him will be alive forever.
3. As he makes his way through the gauntlet of razor blades, the camera’s POV is at his eye level. Very effective.

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3 things about David Fincher’s SEVEN

Se7en [1995]

1. “It’s always impressive to see a man feeding off his emotions.”
2. Still alive. Even after a year.
3. The climax takes place amidst high-tension wires.

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3 things about David Lean’s OLIVER TWIST

Oliver Twist [1948]

1. He impulsively hugs her.
2. Chimney pot splashing into the canal.
3. “If the law supposes that, the law is a ass! A idiot!”

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