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3 things about George Stevens’ WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Woman of the Year [1942] 1. Passing around the box of flowers. 2. “There’s one thing I want you to understand. You’re practically the only woman I would’ve walked out on last night.” 3. Separating the eggs.

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3 things about Terence Davies’ A QUIET PASSION

A Quiet Passion [2016] 1. “You are alone in your rebellion, Miss Dickinson.” 2. The sound of her breathing as she awaits his response. 3. Two shovels and a pick planted in a mound of dirt beside the gravesite.

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3 things about Walt Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY

Sleeping Beauty [1959] 1. Many, many gargoyles. 2. “Father, you’re living in the past. This is the 14th Century!” 3. Boulders into bubbles. 3 other things.

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3 things about Richard Brooks’s LORD JIM

Lord Jim [1965] 1. A peculiar mustache, a shaved head, a quilted vest worn without an undershirt: Eli Wallach steals the film. 2. “You have a natural talent for disaster. Try and improve yourself into an ordinary failure by keeping … Continue reading

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3 things about Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise’s WEST SIDE STORY

West Side Story [1961] 1. Never noticed Anthony Teague from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying plays one of the Jets. 2. Gonna be a lot of dead batteries come morning. 3. The blacktop that lies within the … Continue reading

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3 things about Jacques Tourneur’s ANNE OF THE INDIES

Anne of the Indies [1951] 1. Having grown tired of the wrestling contest, Blackbeard smashes a bottle across the wrestler’s head. 2. “You have a wench?” “I’m a Frenchman.” She smiles. 3. Treasure map as McGuffin.

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3 things about John Boorman’s EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC

Exorcist II: The Heretic [1977] 1. The clinic: a beautiful set that makes no sense. A series of glass-walled rooms arranged in a honeycomb pattern. 2. From shaman to locust entomologist. 3. She turns, and all at once the street … Continue reading

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