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3 things about Ossie Davis’s COTTON COMES TO HARLEM

Cotton Comes to Harlem [1970] 1. Their squad car smashes into a truck carrying watermelons. 2. Neon sign for MAMA CHILI. 3. Fistfight in the prop room of the Apollo Theater.

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3 things about Jack Hill’s FOXY BROWN

Foxy Brown [1974] 1. Hospital room sponge bath. 2. Miss Catherine’s enormous owl necklace. 3. “It looks like a pickle jar.”

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3 things about Jonathan Kaplan’s TRUCK TURNER

Truck Turner [1974] 1. “You want to find the rooster, you gotta check out the hens.” Outrageous Nichelle Nichols outfit. 2. Lovemaking cut short by cat. 3. Early appearance of the Spike Lee dolly shot.

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