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3 things about Freddie Francis’s TROG

Trog [1970] 1. A sort of jumpsuit/smock with lapels on both the front and back. 2. Dinosaur flashback. 3. Impaled on a stalagmite. Oh, Joan. She really should have called it a day after Night Gallery. What an amazingly poor, … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Curtiz’s FLAMINGO ROAD

Flamingo Road [1949] 1. She goes to pour him a cup of coffee and, thanks to noir lighting, the kitchen is a dungeon. 2. “The people haven’t elected anyone in this state for so long, they’ve lost the habit. It’s … Continue reading

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3 things about Richard Thorpe’s ABOVE SUSPICION

Above Suspicion [1943] 1. In frustration, Joan picks at the rose on her hat. 2. “We were miles apart.” “Miles, indeed.” 3. Miniature car tumbling off the cliff and bursting into flame. “How about some spaghetti?”

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3 things about Robert Aldrich’s WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? [1962] 1. She blows the drifting feather away from her face. 2. Her face as seen through a shelf of empty bottles. 3. Cramming the chocolates into her mouth. Continuing to munch as she … Continue reading

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3 things about Charles Walters’ TORCH SONG

Torch Song [1953] 1. Comparing her legs to those on the cardboard cutout. 2. Joan, in blackface, tears off her wig in a rage, revealing her flaming orange hair. 3. A most tortured rendition of “Tenderly.”

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s JOHNNY GUITAR

Johnny Guitar [1954] 1. “I like to hear it spin.” 2. The look on her face after she shoots down the chandelier. 3. She stretches the shirt over the back of the chair to help it dry. 3 other things.

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3 things about Joseph Pevney’s FEMALE ON THE BEACH

Female on the Beach [1955] 1. “I have a long list of dislikes. And it’s getting longer.” 2. Inadvertent (?) closeup of Joan’s panties. 3. He distracts himself by playing with a shark hook and an apple.

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