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3 things about Edward Dmytryk’s CROSSFIRE

Crossfire [1947] 1. “Some of them are named Samuels. Some of them got funnier names.” 2. Empty moonlit patio. 3. “Where were you when he needed you? Maybe you were someplace having beautiful thoughts. Well, I wasn’t. I was in … Continue reading

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3 things about Mark Robson’s ROUGHSHOD

Roughshod [1949] 1. An Irish miner. 2. Thanks to the echo in the valley, he dies before his dying words die out. 3. Closing line: “Is there any place in town a man could buy some gingham?”

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s HUMAN DESIRE

Human Desire [1954] 1. She undoes the straps of her dress and shows him the bruises. 2. He says he only wants coffee, yet in the kitchen he sits down and eats a full breakfast. 3. “You never knew me. … Continue reading

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s THE BIG HEAT

The Big Heat [1953] 1. The graffiti on the walls of the phone booth at The Retreat nightclub. 2. Gloria Grahame stirring up a pitcher of cocktails with what looks like a candy cane. 3. Lee Marvin peels off some … Continue reading

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