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3 things about Gordon Douglas’s LADY IN CEMENT

Lady in Cement [1968] 1. A queen in motorcycle glasses and tight pants, whose bodyguard/lover is a former Green Bay Packer. 2. He asks the drug dealer how he likes his meat. 3. “Daniel Boone” playing on a TV set … Continue reading

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3 things about Gordon Douglas’s TONY ROME

Tony Rome [1967] 1. Snoozing with a Yiddish newspaper draped over his face. 2. “You shouldn’t have gotten mixed up with a family like ours.” “This is not a family. Just a bunch of people living at the same address.” … Continue reading

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3 things about Brian G. Hutton’s THE FIRST DEADLY SIN

The First Deadly Sin [1980] 1. The doorman’s doggy do bag handler tool. 2. Inside the precinct house, a WET PAINT sign tacked on the doorframe. 3. Plastic sheeting crackling in the wind. Quintessential New York City movie: it’s an … Continue reading

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3 things about Otto Preminger’s THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM

The Man with the Golden Arm [1955] 1. I don’t believe the word “Chicago” is mentioned even once. 2. Without a word she walks over to the door and locks it, then turns around to face him. 3. Changing pupils. … Continue reading

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3 things about Lewis Milestone’s OCEAN’S 11

Ocean’s 11 [1960] 1. Surprising: not a single martini is consumed during the course of the movie. 2. Turtleneck/coveralls combo rocked by Sammy Davis, Jr. 3. Santos plays with the $10,000 money band. One by one, the crew turns around … Continue reading

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3 things about Otto Preminger’s DAISY KENYON

Daisy Kenyon [1947] 1. She says, “I love you,” and he immediately bolts into the other room and pours himself a drink. 2. He never knocks before entering her apartment. He just barges in and shuts off the music. 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about John Frankenheimer’s THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

The Manchurian Candidate [1962] 1. Pinocchio on the theater marquee. 2. He pours some wine into a V-shaped glass and drinks it down. 3. First on the forehead, then on the cheek, and then on the lips. 3 other things.

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3 things about Vincente Minnelli’s SOME CAME RUNNING

Some Came Running [1958] 1. He throws some money down and tells the bartender, “Go and buy yourself a Quonset hut.” 2. She says, “I don’t understand you, but I love you! What’s the matter with that?” A dawning in … Continue reading

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3 things about John Frankenheimer’s THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

 The Manchurian Candidate [1962] 1. On two different occasions, Janet Leigh lights a cigarette and then gives it to Frank Sinatra.2. The Abe Lincoln lamp in the Shaw house: the base is a bust of Lincoln and the lampshade is … Continue reading

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