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Tag Archives: Christmas
3 things about Brian Henson’s THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
The Muppet Christmas Carol  1. Gonzo uses Rizzo as bellows. 2. Michael Caine is a shouty Scrooge. 3. Landing on flaming goose.
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3 things about Peter Godfrey’s CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT
Christmas in Connecticut  1. “Watch now. I show you how to flip-flop the flop-flips.”2. A smashed ornament that no one makes any effort to clean up.3. Everyone knows how to square dance, except perhaps Mr. Yardley. 3 other things.
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3 things about Daryl Duke’s THE SILENT PARTNER
The Silent Partner  1. “Personal letters” in her safety deposit box.2. “If it’s all right with her it’s all right with me.” (Inadvertent nod to The Long Goodbye?) 3. Christopher Plummer’s foot on her face. 3 other things.
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3 things about Vincente Minnelli’s MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
Meet Me in St. Louis  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  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  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  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  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  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  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