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3 things about Edward Dmytryk’s WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Walk on the Wild Side [1962] 1. “Imagine, an innocent person walking–” “And of course you make your living by walking.” 2. The way she lights her cigarette with infinite laziness and then disdainfully throws away the match. 3. He … Continue reading

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3 things about Howard Hawks’ THE BIG SLEEP

The Big Sleep [1946] 1. Sign at the diner: COUNTRY SAUSAGE TWO EGGS 35¢. 2. “I liked that. I’d like more.” 3. Death in an empty insurance office. 3 other things.

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3 things about Ron Peck’s NIGHTHAWKS

Nighthawks [1978] 1. When the guy doesn’t show, he goes to the telephone in the pub and looks through his little black book. 2. “You will call me Thursday, won’t you?” (Knowing he won’t.) 3. It’s 1 in the morning … Continue reading

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3 things about Blake Edwards’ THE GREAT RACE

The Great Race [1965] 1. “I won’t discuss such an intimate subject!” 2. “Up, up, up, idiot, up!” 3. “Or would you prefer an engraved invitation?” 3 other things.

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3 things about Errol Morris’ THE THIN BLUE LINE

The Thin Blue Line [1988] 1. 9PM Carol Burnett Show. 2. Taillight variations. 3. “I’m the one that knows.” 3 other things.

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3 things about John Waters’ HAIRSPRAY

Hairspray [1988] 1. Negro Day, the last Thursday of each month. 2. Kicking aside the rat. 3. “Oh my God! There are colored people in my house!”

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3 things about John Waters’ POLYESTER

Polyester [1981] 1. “Children would get in the way of our erotic lifestyle.” 2. Marguerite Duras triple feature. 3. Air freshener happy ending.

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