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3 things about Vincente Minnelli’s MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

Meet Me in St. Louis [1944] 1. Technicolor ketchup. 2.  “If we can create a breathtaking effect, it’ll be simple to monopolize all the worthwhile men.” 3. Outlines on the wallpaper indicate where pictures had been hanging. 3 other things.

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3 things about Richard Donner’s SCROOGED

Scrooged [1988] 1. Miles Davis. 2. Goosey and blubbery. 3. “I know it’s been … fifteen years, but—”

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3 things about Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

It’s a Wonderful Life [1946] 1. Mr. Gower’s voice is the first we hear. 2. Fifty cents on the dollar. 3. “Yeah, yeah yeah, soybeans, yeah.” 3 other things.

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3 things about John McTiernan’s DIE HARD

Die Hard [1988] 1. Japanese artifacts in the vault. 2. Is the nerd the only bad guy who doesn’t die? 3. “Now I know how a TV dinner feels.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Billy Wilder’s THE APARTMENT

The Apartment [1960] 1. Strand of leftover spaghetti on the tennis racket. He wraps it around his finger. 2. On her way out, she deposits a dime on the desk. 3. Key to the executive washroom. 3 other things.

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3 things about George Cukor’s HOLIDAY

Holiday [1938] 1. Drinking champagne out of a trophy. 2. The way Lew Ayers says, “I’ll be–here.” 3. She closes her eyes and presses an elevator button.

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3 things about Michael Curtiz’s WHITE CHRISTMAS

White Christmas [1954] 1. Dashing from Florida to Vermont. And then they get there and there’s no snow. Early global warming musical. 2. “Sisters” is gay enough the first time around; the second time, it’s like gay on top of … Continue reading

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3 things about Thom Eberhardt’s NIGHT OF THE COMET

Night of the Comet [1984] 1. “Reggie, I’m not giving you $15 for making it with me.” 2. Carsick without her bunny. 3. Throwing all the guns away. 3 other things.

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3 things about Mitchell Leisen’s REMEMBER THE NIGHT

Remember the Night [1940] 1. On the other side of the doorway, bottomless gloom. 2. “You made me understand.” “No, dear. It was love that made you understand.” 3. She casts aside her flimsy nightdress. 3 other things.

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3 things about William Keighley’s THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

The Man Who Came to Dinner [1942] 1. Her tiny little winter hat. 2. “Say something tender.” “Beverly, darling.” 3. “You still got ants in your glance.” 3 other things.

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