3 things about Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ

The Wizard of Oz [1939]

1. Farmland just outside Emerald City.
2. Musical quotation from “A Night on Bald Mountain.”
3. “Silence, whippersnapper!”

3 other things.

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3 things about Sidney Lumet's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Murder on the Orient Express [1974]

1. Very, very heavy gray makeup.
2. Long take Ingrid. (A golden choice: I meant, why would you want to cut away?)
3. Biting his nails.

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3 things about Mervyn LeRoy's THREE ON A MATCH

Three on a Match [1932]

1. “I can tell you’re a real woman. Not one of those stuffed brassieres you see on Park Avenue.”
2. Bette Davis in a “bathing costume.”
3. A truly shocking death. The discovery of a warning written in lipstick on her dress.

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3 things about John H. Auer's CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS

City That Never Sleeps [1953]

1. “Come over here,” she says seductively.
“I’ve been there,” he replies.
2. Long fter midnight. Mechanical Man performing in a storefront window to an empty street.
3. Beware the third rail.

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3 things about Jonathan Glazer’s BIRTH

Birth [2004]

1. A lobby that resembles a mausoleum.
2. “If you had been Sean … and I kind of hoped you had … you would’ve come to me first. And I would’ve explored this.”
3.  Upon entering Bob’s house he sits down on the green couch.

Masterpiece. 3 other things.

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3 things about Alex Garland's ANNIHILATION

Annihilation [2018]

1. It has different kinds of teeth.
2. Crystal formations on the shore.
3. She finds his corpse in a pose reminiscent of Thích Quảng Đức.

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3 things about BETWEEN TWO FERNS: THE MOVIE

Between Two Ferns: The Movie [2019]

1. “When you and Woody Harrelson are acting in a scene together, are you sad that somewhere there’s a sack not being hackied?”
2. The ferns ride shotgun.
3. Dickerflick Cabbagepatch.

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