“My motto was, ‘Let the stories speak for themselves.’”

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Matt Fagerholm for Indie Outlook. The result is a deep dive into the making of the film. Enjoy!

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3 things about Gillian Armstrong’s MY BRILLIANT CAREER

My Brilliant Career [1979]

1. “You have a wildness of spirit which is going to get you into trouble all of your life.”
2. All the pages of the book pasted on the wall. Reading it by walking around the room, finding the next page.
3. “I’m so near loving you. But I’d destroy you.”

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3 things about Ida Lupino’s THE HITCH-HIKER

The Hitch-Hiker [1953]

1. A bum eye that never closes.
2. He likes tomato soup.
3. The handcuffs cause him to panic.

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3 things about Ida Lupino’s THE BIGAMIST

The Bigamist [1953]

1. On the bus tour of Hollywood, the guide points out the house of Edmund Gwenn.
2. She extols the virtues of the deep freeze.
3. “I don’t even want to shake your hand. Yet I almost wish you luck.”

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3 things about Ramin Bahrani’s FAHRENHEIT 451

Fahrenheit 451 [2018]

1. Cigarette papers.
2. Contraband turntable.
3. Why does there happen to be a hole in the roof of the barn?

A valiant effort, but …

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO

Psycho [1960]

1. Photo on the wall in Marion’s bedroom: her parents?
2. Among the junk piled up behind the motel is a mop.
3. Shower curtain hooks.

3 other things.

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3 things about William Wellman’s NIGHT NURSE

Night Nurse [1931]

1. Chewing gum during the recitation of the oath.
2. “I’m a dipsomaniac and I’m proud of it! You hear? I’m a dipsomaniac and I like it!”
3. An offscreen murder, and everyone lives happily every after.

A riot!

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