Tag Archives: Jane Fonda

3 things about Alan J. Pakula’s COMES A HORSEMAN

Comes a Horseman [1978] 1. Lightning bolt, sky to ground. 2. She eats stew while trying to read. He imitates her. 3. Using a pencil he writes a figure on the newspaper. In the margin near the headline.

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3 things about Fred Zinnemann’s JULIA

Julia [1977] 1. “It’s the best play anyone’s written in a long time.” Pause. “Are you sure?” she asks. He walks over to her. “I’m positive.” He smiles. She returns the smile. Then it turns into a frown. “But are … Continue reading

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3 things about René Clément’s JOY HOUSE

Les félins [1964] 1. Jane chops up some herbs, takes a roast leg of mutton out of the oven. 2. “He wants proof that you suffered.” He presses RECORD on the tape machine. 3. Lalo Schifrin’s score. Plucked strings, harpsichord. … Continue reading

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3 things about Colin Higgins’ NINE TO FIVE

Nine to Five [1980] 1. During Judy’s fantasy sequence, the color is desaturated for a more old-timey look. 2. “–knockin’ over pencils and pickin’ up paper–” Dolly messes up the stuff on his desk. 3. “Bingo.” She throws the lever … Continue reading

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Hazy Jane

Last night in a bout of delicious self-indulgence I ordered out from Oodles of Noodles, got baked and watched “Monster-in-law.” The Mongolian Beef was scrumptious and the movie was thoroughly blah, a classic wasted opportunity. What Preston Sturges could have … Continue reading

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