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3 things about Richard Fleischer’s SOYLENT GREEN

Soylent Green [1973] 1. The idea of maximum security farms. 2. White plastic pipe bookcases. 3. “And I get a full twenty minutes?” 3 other things.

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3 things about Irving Reis’s ALL MY SONS

All My Sons [1948] 1. The waiter ties a lobster bib around his neck and Joe exclaims, “Safety first!” 2. He hands her a pill and a glass of water. “I don’t like sleeping pills,” she says. “I don’t like … Continue reading

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3 things about Mervyn LeRoy’s FIVE STAR FINAL

Five Star Final [1931] 1. Drunken Karloff. 2. “I rode uptown in a taxi with him and I don’t have any skin left on my knees.” “What were you two doing? Kneeling in prayer?” 3. He hurls the phone through … Continue reading

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3 things about John Farrow’s NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES

Night Has a Thousand Eyes [1948] 1. Robinson steps out of the frame and the camera slowly dollies back. An empty room. Voiceover: “Somebody wrote a poem once. Something about, every man kills the thing he loves. He could have … Continue reading

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