Hyde Park, here we come!

That’s right, Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is coming to the South Side! I’ll be there in person for the Q & A. Hope you can make it:

Friday, October 7, 2022 – 7:00pm
The University of Chicago Film Studies Center
Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St.

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3 things about Brett Morgen’s MOONAGE DAYDREAM

Moonage Daydream [2022]

1. “Everything is rubbish and all rubbish is wonderful.”
2. The only collaborator that Bowie namechecks personally is Brian Eno.
3. Pepsi with Tina Turner.

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3 things about W.S. Van Dyke’s PENTHOUSE

Penthouse [1933]

1. “Oh, I’ve been stupid. Very stupid.”
“Of course. You’re a man.”
2. He clutches his stomach and blood spurts out from between his fingers.
3. Sugar in her coffee.

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3 things about Sam Wood’s WHIPSAW

Whipsaw [1935]

1. “You act like I’m a cripple or an interior decorator.”
2. He quickly brushes dirt from the windowsill onto her face.
3. She explains that the beauty parlor didn’t meet her standards.

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

Rebel Without a Cause [1955]

1. His kick leaves marks on the side of the desk.
2. Rotting life-preservers in the bottom of the pool.
3. “Stand up, Jim. I’ll stand up with you. Let me try to be as strong as you want me to be.”

3 other things.

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3 things about Martin Scorsese’s AFTER HOURS

After Hours [1985]

1. “Not a lot of scars.”
2. “There’s certain things that I will not do. I’m telling you in advance.”
3. “That’s June. She’s always here.”

3 other things.

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3 things about Milton Katselas’s REPORT TO THE COMMISSIONER

Report to the Commissioner [1975]

1. Bob Balaban as a double amputee.
2. Carol Channing billboard.
3. Sweaty elevator.

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3 things about S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR

RRR [2022]

1. Dance-off.
2. Snake-fling. “No animals were harmed in the making of this film” disclaimer.
3. Blocks-of-stone-stretch.

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3 things about Reginald Le Borg’s DESTINY

Destiny [1944]

1. Swiss on Rye and a beer.
2. The trees bend in front of him, blocking his way.
3. Troublesome bear, which we never see.

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3 things about Julien Duvivier’s FLASH AND FANTASY

Flesh and Fantasy [1943]

1. Mask shop⁠—an inspiration for Eyes Wide Shut?
2. His reflection laughs at him.
3. Her unusual earrings.

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