3 things about Val Guest’s THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT

The Quatermass Xperiment [1955]

1. The answers to the mystery hinge on expert film processing.
2. Cactus hand. Very Cronenberg.
3. It seems to look down at the policeman with its single eye.

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3 things about Patty Jenkins’ WONDER WOMAN

Wonder Woman [2017]

1. “What is that?”
Long pause.
“It’s a watch.”
2. She takes on the challenge of a revolving door.
3. He looks up and notices the point of her sword sticking through the roof.

Wow. Splendid. They actually did it right. In this day and age, that’s a minor miracle.

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3 things about Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK

Jurassic Park [1993]

1. Shaving cream on a slice of pie. Where exactly did the pie come from?
2. It slams into her reflection.
3. Suddenly she’s a UNIX geek?

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3 things about John Waters’ FEMALE TROUBLE

Female Trouble [1972]

1. Skid marks.
2. “And don’t forget the influence of that medicine we gave you. Eyeliner taken internally heightens one’s beauty awareness.”
3. Writhing in a tiny playpen with dead fish.

This movie has so many astonishing moments. And Edith Massey steals every scene she’s in. Truly a force of nature.

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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 a bow.

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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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