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3 things about Charles Walters’ SUMMER STOCK

Summer Stock [1950] 1. In the kitchen, an old fashioned stove next to a modern range. 2. Halving the newspaper, again and again. 3. Black fedora, oversized jacket, leotards.

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3 things about Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ

The Wizard of Oz [1939] 1. Farmland just outside Emerald City. 2. Musical quotation from “A Night on Bald Mountain.” 3. “Silence, whippersnapper!” 3 other things.

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3 things about Busby Berkeley’s FOR ME AND MY GAL

For Me and My Gal [1942] 1. We know what the telegram says before she does. 2. “Gee, when I think about all the time I wasted. Why didn’t you tell me I was in love with you?” 3. Gene … Continue reading

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3 things about George Sidney’s THE HARVEY GIRLS

The Harvey Girls [1946] 1. Paris, Illinois. 2. Burning building brawl. 3. Ray Bolger as spinning top.

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3 things about George Cukor’s A STAR IS BORN

A Star Is Born [1954] 1. She kisses him first. 2. A tiny, squelched “no.” 3. Spanish musical troupe rehearsing backstage. 3 other things.

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3 things about Vincente Minnelli’s THE PIRATE

The Pirate [1948] 1. Cigarette kiss. 2. “He’s not a lump or a pumpkin!” 3. Double ear wriggle.

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3 things about George Cukor’s A STAR IS BORN

A Star Is Born [1954] 1. Judy tosses a salad. 2. He gulps down a double scotch, hunches over the bar, presses his fists into his face. 3. Jail transport elevator rises. On the left side of the frame we see … Continue reading

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