Monthly Archives: May 2017

3 things about Chuck Jones’s & Abe Levitow’s THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH

The Phantom Tollbooth [1969] 1. “Of course they’re not important! If you always do the easy and useless jobs, you’ll never have to worry about the important ones!” 2. The word CONFIDENCE is a bridge. 3. The number 4 is … Continue reading

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3 things about Ronald Neame’s TUNES OF GLORY

Tunes of Glory [1960] 1. Plaid pants. 2. He positions the chair as if to sit down, but doesn’t. 3. “It’s not the body that worries me. It’s the ghost.”

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3 things about Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS

Prometheus [2012] 1. A row of untouched exercise machines. 2. A geologist who first maps the structure, then gets lost on his way out. 3. She gently inserts his head into the bag and zips it up. 3 other things.

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3 things about Steven Soderbergh’s ERIN BROCKOVICH

Erin Brockovich [2000] 1. “Are you going to be something else that I have to survive?” 2. He picks up several rocks and throws them at the plant. 3. The way Albert Finney leaves her office.

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3 things about John Maloof & Charlie Siskel’s FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

Finding Vivian Maier [2013] 1. A time before area codes. 2. Phil Donahue. 3. “Get a hat! Get a hat!”

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What TWIN PEAKS means to me.

As a young teenager who was already movie obsessed but just beginning to think seriously about making them, two separate events occurred that changed everything for me. The first was seeing True Stories. The second was Twin Peaks. I happened … Continue reading

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TWIN PEAKS-inspired cocktails for Sunday, and beyond.

Holy smokes. I can hardly believe that about 48 hours from now, I’ll be watching a new episode of Twin Peaks. You might say my socks are on fire. In fact, I believe I’m need of a drink. Or five. … Continue reading

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3 things about David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me [1992] 1. His nametag reads SAY GOODBYE TO JACK. 2. Screaming into a bowl of corn flakes. 3. “I always thought you knew it was me.” 3 other things.

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3 things about John Landis’s AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

An American Werewolf in London [1981] 1. Step, step, step, squish. He stops and looks down. 2. Frank Oz has a dual role. 3. Piccadilly smashup.

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3 things about Joseph Ruben’s DREAMSCAPE

Dreamscape [1984] 1. An evil man named Bob. 2. He wears New Balance sneakers in both real life and in dreams. 3. “Wait a minute. What if it isn’t as good as the dream?” “It will be.” “How do you … Continue reading

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