3 things about Robert Aldrich’s VERA CRUZ

Vera Cruz [1954]

1. “If I have the time, I will.”
2. Before turning around to face the sea captain, she quickly throws the map into the fireplace. But it misses the flames.
3. A multitude of white-shirted peasants gradually rise to their feet, encircling the group.

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3 things about Orson Welles’ THE STRANGER

The Stranger [1946]

1. “They look like other people and act like other people, when it’s to their benefit.
2. He holds the burning paper in his hand for a moment, as a confirmation, then inserts it into the stove.
3. Stabbed by an angel.

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3 things about Robert Aldrich’s TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING

Twilight’s Last Gleaming [1977]

1. “With that rhetoric, he could be elected governor in ten states.”
2. Joseph Cotten’s cloudy eyes.
3. They walk in an irregular twirling pattern to frustrate the snipers.

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3 things about Woody Allen’s MATCH POINT

Match Point [2005]

1. “Say your phone number. Just say your phone number.”
2. Is that a photograph of Patricia Highsmith behind her bed?
3. Slo-mo ring toss.

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3 things about Mervyn LeRoy’s EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE

East Side, West Side [1949]

1. The el rumbling outside your apartment is a signifier of a working class existence.
2. “I’m in business, are you in business?”
3. Brawling in the front seat of the car with a blonde Amazonian model.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION

A Prairie Home Companion [2006]

1. “I’ll Show You My Moonshine If You Show Me Your Jugs.”
2. A bust of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
3. “The death of an old man is not a tragedy.”

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3 things about Guy Hamilton’s GOLDFINGER

Goldfinger [1964]

1. Where does the red carnation come from?
2. He drops the gold bar onto the green.
3. “This is no time to be rescued.”

3 other things.

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