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3 things about Anthony Mann’s THE GLENN MILLER STORY

The Glenn Miller Story [1954] 1. A film from the 50s with two sympathetic Jewish characters! 2. Multicolored lights at Connie’s Inn. Psychedelic Louis Armstrong. 3. Slow dissolve from her face to the foggy runway.

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

After the Thin Man [1936] 1. “Are you packing?” “Yes. Just putting away this liquor.” He empties the glass in a swallow. 2. A rolled up carpet standing on its end in the hallway. 3. “I wanted to see you … Continue reading

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3 things about Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

It’s a Wonderful Life [1946] 1. A butterfly collection displayed on the wall of the dining room. 2. Burt gives the newlyweds a bottle of champagne. It’s during Prohibition! 3. Mr. Gower wears newspapers under his shirt to keep warm. … Continue reading

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3 things about Ernst Lubitsch’s THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER

The Shop Around the Corner [1940] 1. Her gloved hand inside the empty post office box. 2. A cacophony of cigarette boxes. 3. The way he tactfully gleans if anyone is without plans for Christmas Eve. Frank Morgan FTW.

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3 things about Otto Preminger’s ANATOMY OF A MURDER

Anatomy of a Murder [1959] 1. Matching cigarette lighters. 2. Blocking his sightline. 3. He advises her to keep the girdle. This film gets better and better. 3 other things.

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3 things about Henry Hathaway’s CALL NORTHSIDE 777

Call Northside 777 [1948] 1. Opening narration: “In 1932 there were 365 murders in Chicago, one for each day of the year. Eight policemen were shot down in the line of duty.” In 2015, there were 488 homicides in Chicago. … Continue reading

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3 things about Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

It’s a Wonderful Life [1946] 1. $17.50. 2. The miniature skull-and-chain desk ornament in Potter’s office. 3. The newspaper weather report is accurate. Merry Christmas! 3 other things.

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