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3 things about Mark Sandrich’s THE GAY DIVORCEE

The Gay Divorcee [1934] 1. Fred finger-dances. 2. “Well Mrs. Glossop, I’ll work my brain to the bone for you.” 3. Motor-driven revolving doors.

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3 things about George Stevens’ SWING TIME

Swing Time [1936] 1. “Snow tastes just as bad as water!” 2. A pair of enormous legs. 3. Shampoo. 3 other things.

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3 things about John Irvin’s GHOST STORY

Ghost Story [1981] 1. Gray on gray hair. Gray skin. 2. An unexpectedly touching moment: John pleads for someone to listen to him. (Isn’t that what we all want at the end of our lives?) 3. Half a Rolls-Royce in … Continue reading

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3 things about George Stevens’ SWING TIME

Swing Time [1936] 1. “I’d rather not be wrong than be right!” 2. She makes as if to kiss him and he backs away, alarmed. 3. An empty, star-spangled nightclub.

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3 things about Stanley Donen’s FUNNY FACE

Funny Face [1957] 1. She brandishes the taxi receipt to no effect. 2.”He’s not interested in your intelligence any more than I am!” 3. They dance on the raft as it gently floats away.

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3 things about Mark Sandrich’s TOP HAT

Top Hat [1935] 1. Fred straightens out the crease in the newspaper. 2. Ginger’s feather dress shedding feathers. 3. “I cannot understand who wrote this!” “Sounds like Gertrude Stein.”

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