3 things about Peter Hyams’s 2010

2010 [1984]

1. Dusty hull.
2. Red calculator.
3. “I understand now, Dr. Chandra. Thank you for telling me the truth.”
“You deserve it.”

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3 things about George Cukor’s KEEPER OF THE FLAME

Keeper of the Flame [1943]

1. A junior-sized football.
2. “But I didn’t warn him. Because it came to me. A clean death in the rain was the best thing that could happen to Robert Forrest.”
3. Smoke swirling around them, he almost kisses her. Almost.

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3 things about Freddie Francis’s TROG

Trog [1970]

1. A sort of jumpsuit/smock with lapels on both the front and back.
2. Dinosaur flashback.
3. Impaled on a stalagmite.

Oh, Joan. She really should have called it a day after Night Gallery. What an amazingly poor, ineptly written film.

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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, film loop, the screen as a prison. Near silence but for the rumbling marimbas.
3. “That’s the new lover. I didn’t get his name, but he sounds charming. Your husband never could resist a charming boy.”

It doesn’t quite work … but it really has something

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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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