Monthly Archives: June 2016

3 things about George Pollock’s MURDER AT THE GALLOP

Murder at the Gallop [1963] 1. The upper and lower lips curling over the dentures towards the interior of the mouth: Margaret Rutherford face. 2. Doing the twist in an evening gown. 3. The film ends with another proposal.

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3 things about J. Lee Thompson’s THE GUNS OF NAVARONE

The Guns of Navarone [1961] 1. Unconvincing Australian accent by Richard Harris. 2. “I’ve inspected this vessel, and I think you ought to know that I can’t swim.” 3. His undershirt is red.

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3 things about David Lean’s THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

The Bridge on the River Kwai [1957] 1. No to the corned beef, yes to the whiskey. 2. “It’s worth having a go for the train, don’t you think?” “By all means. Good hunting. Good show. Jolly good fun.” 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about Richard Linklater’s WAKING LIFE

Waking Life [2001] 1. Stripes flit across the wall behind her. 2. “‘Cause the jalapenos dry up. They’re like little wheels.” 3. Downtown streets, night, brightly lit but devoid of people. 3 other things.

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3 things about AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON

Amazon Women on the Moon [1987] 1. “Would you like to breastfeed?” 2. Dart loop-de-loop. 3. The FBI warning appears. “Oh, I’m so scared!”

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3 things about Robert Wise’s STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE

Star Trek: The Motion Picture [1979] 1. “Enterprise, what we got back didn’t live long. Fortunately.” 2. Expressionless face, tears on his cheek. 3. Games serve no function. 3 other things.

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3 things about Kim Ji-hoon’s THE TOWER

The Tower [2012] 1. The 369 rule. 2. Refugees praying in the pool. 3. The bitchy woman with the dog doesn’t die. A solid reworking of The Towering Inferno with plenty of intense special effects and a knack for clever … Continue reading

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3 things about Irwin Allen’s VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea [1961] 1. There’s something wrong with any movie where Frankie Avalon gives the most naturalistic performance. 2. Shark walking with Peter Lorre. 3. Rubber octopi which make a giant sucking noise.

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3 things about Joseph Pevney’s FEMALE ON THE BEACH

Female on the Beach [1955] 1. “I have a long list of dislikes. And it’s getting longer.” 2. Inadvertent (?) closeup of Joan’s panties. 3. He distracts himself by playing with a shark hook and an apple.

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3 things about Anatole Litvak’s SORRY, WRONG NUMBER

Sorry, Wrong Number [1948] 1. The scheme is first hatched in Cicero. Nothing ever good starts in Cicero. 2. “I believe that’s all. If you’ll be so good as to read it back to me.” “Read it back to you? … Continue reading

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