Monthly Archives: November 2019

3 things about George Sidney’s THE HARVEY GIRLS

The Harvey Girls [1946] 1. Paris, Illinois. 2. Burning building brawl. 3. Ray Bolger as spinning top.

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3 things about Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Young Frankenstein [1974] 1. “You bet your boots it does.” 2. Igor playing the organ, stage left. 3. Wall Street Journal. 3 other things.

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3 things about Freddie Francis’ TALES THAT WITNESS MADNESS

Tales that Witness Madness [1973] 1. Claw scratches in the white paint on the bedroom door. 2. Kim Novak in a Hawaiian muumuu. 3. Jack Hawkins’ voice is obviously (and distractingly) dubbed by Charles Gray throughout his scenes with Donald … Continue reading

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3 things about Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN

The Irishman [2019] 1. Watermelon. 2. “It was no more complicated than that.” 3. From the church to the hospital to the graveyard.

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3 things about Billy Wilder’s STALAG 17

Stalag 17 [1953] 1. Delousing for Christmas. 2. Betty Grable on the dancefloor. 3. “I like the odds this time.”

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3 things about James Bridges’ THE PAPER CHASE

The Paper Chase [1973] 1. A birthday cake lit with candles standing on a table in an empty room. 2. No gratuitous female nudity; gratuitous male nudity. 3. He calls him down to the front of the class and gives … Continue reading

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3 things about Edward Dmytryk’s WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Walk on the Wild Side [1962] 1. “Imagine, an innocent person walking–” “And of course you make your living by walking.” 2. The way she lights her cigarette with infinite laziness and then disdainfully throws away the match. 3. He … Continue reading

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