3 things about Sidney Lumet's FAIL-SAFE

Fail-Safe [1964]

1. He slaps her and then says, “I’m not your kind.”
2. Tight shot of the back of Henry Fonda’s neck.
3. Matador. The roar of the engines, the roar of the crowd.

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3 things about Anthony Mann's (and Laurence Harvey's) A DANDY IN ASPIC

A Dandy in Aspic [1968]

1. Is Nevil just a boytoy? Is he gay? No clues.
2. Slate gray sky, wet wooden pier.
3. Berlin’s mascot: Kinky Bear.

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3 things about Sally Potter's ORLANDO

Orlando [1992]

1. Hoop-skirt maneuvering.
2. “You suffer in advance.”
3. As she washes her face, the air around her is alive with particles of gold dust.

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3 things about Robert Altman's FOOL FOR LOVE

Fool for Love [1985]

1. Unsuccessful attempt to repair the bed.
2. The gunshot triggers the jukebox to start playing.
3. He opens the door to the smoldering trailer and steps inside. Shortly thereafter it fully bursts into flames.

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3 things about Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM

Pacific Rim [2013]

1. Chasing rabbits.
2. “You like the name? I took it from my favorite historical character and my second-favorite Szechuan restaurant in Brooklyn.”
3. A stockpile of crisply folded dress shirts.

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3 things about Gregory La Cava’s MY MAN GODFREY

My Man Godfrey [1936]

1. “I know what you mean, if you know what I mean.”
2. Exiting through the side window.
3. A swank nightclub called The Dump.

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3 things about John Pirozzi’s DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll [2014]

1. When two elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets trampled.
2. One week later he was dead.
3. Emulating The Shadows.

An excellent portrait of creativity’s resilience. Really nourishing. And of course it’s filled with amazing music. It’s so interesting to compare this with Swimming to Cambodia.

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