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3 things about Albert Brooks’ LOST IN AMERICA

Lost in America [1985] 1. “I never really tasted melted cheese before!” 2. A tiny, heart-shaped shower. 3. Sniffing the leather.

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3 things about Albert Brooks’ MOTHER

Mother [1996] 1. “It all comes from cows. Everything comes from cows.” 2. Barbarella poster. 3. “We’re not intimate, dear. We just have sex occasionally.” The look on his face.

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3 things about Albert Brooks’ DEFENDING YOUR LIFE

Defending Your Life [1991] 1. “You were born alone, you should celebrate it alone. That’s what birthdays are for.” 2. Long noodle slurp. 3. The chair swivels around. The look on his face.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s A PERFECT COUPLE

A Perfect Couple [1979] 1. “I don’t think you two should be kissing while I’m suturing.” 2. A planter in the shape of a shoe. Brown suede. 3. He pops an olive into her mouth, and then waits. She spits … Continue reading

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3 things about Albert Brooks’ MODERN ROMANCE

Modern Romance [1981] 1. ‘Lude dialing. 2. Clump of vitamins, thud. 3. “Alright. But a kiss is more important than life.” 3 other things.

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3 things about James L. Brooks’ BROADCAST NEWS

Broadcast News [1987] 1. Squeaky button. 2. He sings and reads at the same time. 3. “Wouldn’t this be a great world if insecurity and desperation made us more attractive?”

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3 things about Albert Brooks’ MODERN ROMANCE

Modern Romance [1981] 1. “I’m alone now. I don’t want any Quaaludes–what am I going to do, hug myself?” 2. In full jogging regalia, he executes stretches while chanting, “1-2-3-Idon’tevenmissher-2-3. 1-2-3-Idon’tevenmissher-2-3.” 3. He air-writes down the guy’s phone number.

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