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3 things about Freddie Francis’ TALES FROM THE CRYPT

Tales from the Crypt [1972] 1. The wisdom of murdering one’s husband on Christmas Eve while one’s child is upstairs in bed waiting for Santa. 2. Every part of him will be alive forever. 3. As he makes his way … Continue reading

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3 things about Henry Selick’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993] 1. Cat-alarm. 2. Bathtub creature. 3. The evil clown jack-in-the-box uses the same sound effect as Dirty Gertie in Robert Altman’s 3 Women (!)

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3 things about Peter Godfrey’s CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT

Christmas in Connecticut [1945] 1. We never see the house’s dining room! 2. Mrs. Gerseg works on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! 3. Kidneys for breakfast! 3 other things.

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3 things about Joe Dante’s GREMLINS

Gremlins [1984] 1. Melting fireplace Gremlin. 2. Gambler’s moll Gremlin. 3. Flasher Gremlin. 3 other things.

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3 things about Stanley Kubrick’s EYES WIDE SHUT

Eyes Wide Shut [1999] 1. Snackwells, a glass of milk, cigarettes. 2. Motif: glowing Christmas trees in empty rooms. 3. The way he spins the cue ball on the table. A nervous gesture.

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

It’s a Wonderful Life [1946] 1. A butterfly collection displayed on the wall of the dining room. 2. Burt gives the newlyweds a bottle of champagne. It’s during Prohibition! 3. Mr. Gower wears newspapers under his shirt to keep warm. … Continue reading

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3 things about W.S. Van Dyke’s THE THIN MAN

The Thin Man [1934] 1. “Hey, that’s my hat!” Nick wriggles it around like it’s a flapping bird and says, “Come and get it, while it’s hot.” 2. He takes a whiff of what’s under the concrete and shoos Asta … Continue reading

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