Monthly Archives: February 2010

3 things about THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [2009] 1. The computer geek cradles his bottle of Coke as he looks over Lisbeth’s shoulder at her computer screen. 2. He’s wearing the same sweater in both photos? Really? 3. Dozens of polaroids, … Continue reading

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3 things about CLEOPATRA

Cleopatra [1963] 1. “I am the Nile.” 2. He washes his face and hands, then tosses some powder into the fire. 3. “The soup is hot. The soup is cold. Mark Antony lives. Mark Antony is dead.”

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3 things about BLUEBEARD

Bluebeard [2009] 1. The headless body of a duck flaps around on the grass. She can’t turn her eyes away. 2. She uses ashes from the fireplace to try to clean the bloody key, to no avail. 3. The final … Continue reading

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3 things about Edward Cline’s MILLION DOLLAR LEGS

Million Dollar Legs [1932] 1. In Klopstokia everyone is named either George or Angela. 2. Ben Turpin as coat-rack. 3. A lever marked “Ham on Rye.” Another marked “With Mustard.”

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3 things about STEELYARD BLUES

Steelyard Blues [1973] 1. Peter Boyle munches on a pane of broken glass. 2. Peter Boyle does a Brando impression. 3. Peter Boyle holds up the bullet which he’s removed from the machine gun. “I just wanted to see where … Continue reading

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3 things about TOM ZE: ASTRONAUTA LIBERTADO

Tom Zé: Astronauta Libertado [2009] 1. “You’ve got to make music that people will listen to while they do the dishes.” 2. He appeared on the Brazilian TV show “Ladder to Success” playing a song called “Ramp to Failure.” 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY

The Americanization of Emily [1964] 1. Dialog I never thought I’d hear Julie Andrews say: “I’m sticky, Charlie. I’m sticky as hell.” 2. He carefully drapes the coat on the coat-stand before tending to the rear admiral’s sanity. 3. “The only … Continue reading

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