Monthly Archives: July 2018

3 things about Robert Mulligan’s INSIDE DAISY CLOVER

Inside Daisy Clover [1965] 1. Evening. Near the beach. Sitting outside at a card table with a small lamp on it. The breeze stirs the ribbon in her hair. A worried look on her face. 2. Looping breakdown. ADR booth, … Continue reading

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3 things about Lewis Gilbert’s MOONRAKER

Moonraker [1979] 1. Piano dive. 2. “Dr. Goodhead, your desire to be America’s first woman in space will soon be fulfilled.” 3. Spectacular but puzzling: a meeting room that transforms into a rocket combustion chamber. 3 other things.

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3 things about George Pal’s THE TIME MACHINE

The Time Machine [1960] 1. Tracks on the ground, tracks on the floor. 2. Apocalypse in 1966. 3. “They never come back.”

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3 things about Sang-ho Yeon’s TRAIN TO BUSAN

Train to Busan [2016] 1. Wrapping their arms in duct tape. 2. Chomping down on a book. 3. How apropos that he ends up getting bitten by the CEO.

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3 things about Walter Murch’s RETURN TO OZ

Return to Oz [1985] 1. Billina channeling Marjorie Main in the most delightful way. 2. The heads are all asleep. 3. Human eyes set inside a stone face. Not sure why I had never seen this before, but what a … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Curtiz’s FLAMINGO ROAD

Flamingo Road [1949] 1. She goes to pour him a cup of coffee and, thanks to noir lighting, the kitchen is a dungeon. 2. “The people haven’t elected anyone in this state for so long, they’ve lost the habit. It’s … Continue reading

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3 things about Alain Resnais’ MURIEL, OR THE TIME OF RETURN

Muriel, or The Time of Return [1963] 1. Magic hour: standing at the crowded bar with a coffee, chatting with the cashier, the clouds and sky in the windows behind them. 2. “It’s easier to talk outside, isn’t it?” 3. … Continue reading

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