Tag Archives: Jane Fonda

3 things about Otto Preminger’s HURRY SUNDOWN

Hurry Sundown [1967] 1. The only movie in existence where Mike Brady (Robert Reed) and Mr. Magoo (Jim Backus) face off in a courtroom battle presided over by The Penguin (Burgess Meredith). 2. He walks through the door intending to … Continue reading

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3 things about Sydney Pollack’s THE ELECTRIC HORSEMAN

The Electric Horseman [1979] 1. Of course Wilford Brimley is in this movie. How could Wilford Brimley not be in this movie? 2. “You’re just walking around to cut down on funeral expenses.” 3. Jane Fonda’s rolled-up jeans/spike-heeled boots ensemble.

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3 things about Herbert Ross’ CALIFORNIA SUITE

California Suite [1978] 1. Pictures by David Hockney over the opening credits. 2. She makes her way down the hallway, foraging for snacks among the room service carts. A drumstick, a bagel, a large bottle of Lowenbrau. 3. “A hysterectomy. … Continue reading

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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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