Monthly Archives: November 2009

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The International [2009] 1. “That’s the difference between fiction and the truth. Fiction has to make sense.” 2. Bullet-ridden Guggenheim. 3. The rebel leader in a suit and tie, looking like any other businessman. Perhaps he is.

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High Society [1956] 1. “Uncle Willy is in the pantry doing weird and wonderful things with various healing waters.” 2. Her eyes spring wide open in alarm. 3. Satchmo: “End … of … story!”

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call, New Orleans [2009] 1. “Shoot him again. His soul is still dancing.” 2. Iguana Cam. 3. He arches an eyebrow, holds it for a beat, then walks back to his car.

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3 things about Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger’s THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp [1943] 1. “While men have been fighting, women have been thinking.” 2. “We’re having the Bishop for lunch.” “Let’s hope he’s tender.” 3. A pile of burning leaves in a park on an … Continue reading

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The Mack [1973] 1. She begs him to be her pimp. He says he’ll think about it. 2. Killer accordion. 3. Sweaty bassist at the Player’s Ball.

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La Moustache [2005] 1. The shoelace breaks. Just like it did before. 2. It’s raining so hard that he literally cannot see through the window. The house where he grew up no longer exists. 3. The man shows him pictures … Continue reading

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The Young One [1960] 1. The old man has died and his corpse is still lying in the bed. It has one boot on and one boot off. On a table by the bed is a bottle of whiskey and … Continue reading

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3 things about David Byrne’s TRUE STORIES

True Stories [1986] 1. The movie was designed for the 1.37:1 aspect ratio. Not widescreen. Very unusual for a 1986 theatrical release. Perhaps Byrne designed it that way so that it wouldn’t lose much when shown on video? 2. “Linda! Larry! There’s … Continue reading

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The Grapes of Wrath [1940] 1. She reads the postcard one last time and then gently tips it into the flames. 2. The immaculately creased white trousers worn by the camp superintendent. 3. Three shadows in the dirt.

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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man [2006] 1. On tour: Roy Orbision, The Walker Brothers, Lulu. 2. Newspaper headline: “Scott hides away in a gloom-world” 3. Someone compares Walker to Francis Bacon. Later, in a recording studio, a percussionist plays a giant … Continue reading

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