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BREAK THE INTERNET

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3 things about David Swift’s HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [1967] 1. “But lemon is my favorite drop!” 2. The frills on the top of her dress bounce up and down as she walks. Kind of waving at you. 3. “This is … Continue reading

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3 things about Clarence Brown’s NATIONAL VELVET

National Velvet [1944] 1. She practices riding using a string while lying in bed. 2. “Everyone should have a chance at a breathtaking piece of folly once in his life.” 3. Bits of shredded hedges on the ground.

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3 things about Joe Dante’s GREMLINS

Gremlins [1984] 1. Melting fireplace Gremlin. 2. Gambler’s moll Gremlin. 3. Flasher Gremlin. 3 other things.

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3 things about Travis Knight’s KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Kubo and the Two Strings [2016] 1. Skull studded with swords.. 2. Paper, leaves. 3. They all tell him he’s the kind of person they want him to be, and that’s what he becomes.

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3 things about Ben Wheatley’s HIGH-RISE

High-Rise [2015] 1. The pool becomes at first a place for clothes-washing and then a corpse disposal site. 2. “The walls have ears,” she says, and then nibbles his ear. 3. A plan to colonize the lower floors. 3 other … Continue reading

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3 things about Stanley Kubrick’s EYES WIDE SHUT

Eyes Wide Shut [1999] 1. Snackwells, a glass of milk, cigarettes. 2. Motif: glowing Christmas trees in empty rooms. 3. The way he spins the cue ball on the table. A nervous gesture.

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