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3 things about Andrew L. Stone’s CRY TERROR!

Cry Terror! [1958] 1. Thumb hooked into the corner of his mouth, index finger resting near the corner of his eye. Unimpressed with her panic. 2. He casually slaps her in the face with the newspaper and wrests away the … Continue reading

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Alex Inglizian joins ROY’S WORLD

A sound designer takes all the elements that makes up a film’s aural atmosphere, including music, voiceover, and sound effects, and combines them into a harmonic whole. It’s an exquisitely difficult balancing act. When it’s done well, sound design expands … Continue reading

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3 things about John Huston’s UNDER THE VOLCANO

Under the Volcano [1984] 1. An old Indian woman playing dominoes with a chicken. 2. He endures a very brief shower and then submits to a shave. 3. The neatly printed business card.

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3 things about Michael Winner’s THE BIG SLEEP

The Big Sleep [1978] 1. Smearing blood all over the beaded curtain. 2. Grotesque glass eye. 3. “If I had a razor, I’d cut your throat just to see what ran out of it.” Another loser from Winner. He has … Continue reading

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3 things about John Glen’s THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS

The Living Daylights [1987] 1. Topless diversion. 2. “He got the boot.” 3. Bulletproof gun shield. 3 other things.

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3 things about Terence Fisher’s THE MUMMY

The Mummy [1959] 1. Christopher Lee’s gold nail polish. 2. It’s all about the matching hairstyle. 3. Why does he take her to the swamp?

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3 things about Nobuo Nakagawa’s JIGOKU

Jigoku [1960] 1. Low angle long take: burlesque cocktail waitress plies her trade. 2. An endless vista of stones. 3. Needle hell. This movie is bats. And it’s from 1960! I’ve never seen anything like it.

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