3 things about David Byrne’s TRUE STORIES

True Stories [1986]

1. “It’s got six different kinds of liquor in it, but it don’t taste too strong.”
2. At the mall: Jeans West.
3. House construction as a game of leapfrog.

This film is a joy each and every time I watch it. 3 other things.

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3 things about Peter Lord and Nick Park’s CHICKEN RUN

Chicken Run [2000]

1. Stop motion rain.
2. “I don’t want to be a pie!”
3. Gravy pressure.

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3 things about Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK

Dunkirk [2017]

1. His expression as he decides how he will answer the soldier’s question.
2. “No no, I’m fairly confident it’s just the gauge.”
3. Futility of plugging the holes.

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3 things about Steven Soderbergh’s SCHIZOPOLIS

Schizopolis [1996]

1. “I don’t need to tell you how critical this is. Hometown. Pay-per-view. The eyes of the media. Here’s what I need. It should be lengthy enough to seem substantial, yet concise enough to feel breezy. It should be serious … but with a slight wink. It should lay out a new course of action but one that can change direction at any moment. If you must mention facts and figures, don’t do so directly. The general thrust should remain embedded in one’s mind forever. But specific words should be forgotten the moment they are heard. It should contain nothing that can be confirmed or denied. It should be on my desk Friday morning.”
2. She looks across the room: an empty table with a cup of coffee on it.
3. Playing with a dentist figurine while talking on the phone. He looks down and smiles at it.

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3 things about Terry Gilliam’s BRAZIL

Brazil [1985]

1. Kurtzmann feigns a sprained hand so that he won’t have to sign the check.
2. “Have you got a 27B-6?”
3. Casket on a turntable.

3 other things.

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3 things about Walter Lang’s DESK SET

Desk Set [1957]

1. “You think I’m just an old coat in your closet. That shows how much you know. There’s a constant stream of men in and out of here. I can’t get them out of my hair. See? There’s another one.”
2. The upper story rail becomes the deck of a cruise ship.
3. Philodendron.

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3 things about Joel & Ethan Coen’s RAISING ARIZONA

Raising Arizona [1987]

1. Bunny rabbit, hand grenade.
2. “Son, you got a panty on your head.”
3. During the chase through the strangers’ house, an Unpainted Arizona commercial is playing on the television.

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