Monthly Archives: September 2011

3 things about Paul Bartel’s PRIVATE PARTS

Private Parts [1972] 1. “Mrs. Quigley used to own this building. She was a very rich woman, until 1929.” 2. The electrified keyring kills Whitey, the pet rat. 3. She lifts the lid of the trash can and spies the … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Altman’s PRET-A-PORTER

Prêt-à-Porter [1994] 1. “You’ve had a lock on the look of the 90’s for decades now–” 2. Even as she gets down on her hands and knees and bows at his feet, Linda Hunt somehow maintains a sense of grace. … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Apted’s THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

The World Is Not Enough [1999] 1. Foam on his fingers after he puts the ice in his glass. 2. M would never do that. The movie’s biggest flaw. 3. Q says, “Always have an escape plan.” He slowly descends … Continue reading

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3 things about Walt Disney’s SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [1937] 1. Dopey has Restless Leg Syndrome. 2. The skeleton of a man reaching for a pitcher of water. 3. Final image: castle in the clouds; looks a lot like the Emerald City.

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3 things about Ted Post’s BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES

Beneath the Planet of the Apes [1970] 1. The soldiers break up the chimpanzees’ peaceful demonstration. Someone shouts, “Gorilla brutality!” 2. Fossilized telephone. 3. The music of the distant future is apparently very atonal.

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3 things about Mervyn LeRoy’s GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933

Gold Diggers of 1933 [1933] 1. For no discernable reason, the song switches to Pig Latin for a chorus. Dolly into an extreme closeup of Carol. 2. “Look what I got out of it already: gold, platinum, animals!” She fondles … Continue reading

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3 things about Larry Peerce’s THE INCIDENT

The Incident [1967] 1. The bartender goes up to the two middle-aged women sitting at the end of the bar and says, “Which of you ladies is going to take me home tonight?” They cackle with glee. 2. Thelma Ritter … Continue reading

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