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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s STAGE FRIGHT

Stage Fright [1950] 1. As he descends the stairs, a very smooth crane shot. 2. Smoking a cigarette through the veil. 3. Lovely Ducks has trouble opening the breach of the gun.

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3 things about Maximilian Schell’s MARLENE

Marlene [1984] 1. Kitsch and rubbish. 2. “It’s the best film because … it’s the best film.” 3. Her constant needling: 90 minutes, 90 minutes, 90 minutes. And the film is actually 90 minutes.

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