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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s THEY LIVE BY NIGHT

They Live by Night [1948] 1. One dead eye, milky white. He lights up his cigar. 2. “I can rent you a ring for a dollar or sell you one for five.” 3. He flicks the Christmas ornaments with his … Continue reading

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

The Thin Man [1934] 1. She pours him a drink. He picks up the bottle instead. 2. “Send up a whole flock of sandwiches.” 3. He ditches the cigarette, pulls his sport coat around himself tighter to ward off the … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block: Traditional Pursuits

Watching "It’s A Wonderful Life" on Christmas Eve.

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