Tag Archives: Marlon Brando

3 things about Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN: EXTENDED CUT

Superman: Extended Cut [1978] 1. Feeding the babies. 2. Rex Reed. 3. Water returns to the desert.

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3 things about John G. Avildsen’s THE FORMULA

The Formula [1980] 1. “The war is over, and from now on it’s one big happy corporation. There are no secrets, no enemies, just customers.” 2. You live for the moments when George S. Scott loses his temper and nearly … Continue reading

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3 things about Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN

Superman [1978] 1. “He will need that advantage to survive.” 2. Pink. 3. Dirty pantsuit.

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3 things about Arthur Penn’s THE MISSOURI BREAKS

The Missouri Breaks [1976] 1. He wades through a traincar of sheep. 2. “I wouldn’t know about that. Not since that dog of mine licked the butter.” 3. Sharing a carrot with his horse.

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3 things about Bernardo Bertolucci’s LAST TANGO IN PARIS

Last Tango in Paris [1972] 1. Multicolored concierge cackling behind pebbled glass. 2. “Get the butter.” 3. He moons the dancefloor.

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3 things about Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER

The Godfather [1972] 1. An ad for Cinzano painted on a wall. 2. “Women and children can be weak, men can’t.” 3. Shoe through the windshield. 3 other things.

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3 things about Michael Winner’s THE NIGHTCOMERS

The Nightcomers [1971] 1. A toad smoking a cigarette. 2. Directorial choice: zooms are emphatic. 3. The corpse is completely rigid.

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3 things about Gillo Pontecorvo’s BURN!

Burn! [1969] 1. A group of children help carry the headless corpse to the wagon. 2. The soldiers set the field of sugar cane on fire, and shoot the rebels as they emerge from the flames. 3. Jodhpurs. A straw … Continue reading

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3 things about Hubert Cornfield’s THE NIGHT OF THE FOLLOWING DAY

The Night of the Following Day [1968] 1. Using black duct tape, he connects the earpiece of one phone to the mouthpiece of another. Analog call-forwarding. 2. Marlon Brando: “Listen, man! If you want to get freaky, you don’t do it … Continue reading

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3 things about Sidney J. Furie’s THE APPALOOSA

The Appaloosa [1966] 1. He dumps the coffee grounds onto a small piece of burlap then twists it into a bundle. He dabs his face with it. He wants to pass as a Mexican. 2. Nighttime. A bumpy blue stone … Continue reading

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