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3 things about David Byrne’s TRUE STORIES

True Stories [1986] 1. Multiple instances of red drapes. 2. A coffee machine in the bedroom of Miss Rollings. 3. “What else is a field good for but building houses?” It’s hard to overstate how important this film has been … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Altman’s POPEYE

Popeye [1980] 1. Me Pap, Me Son. 2. A House of Ill Repuke. 3. Flying octopus. 3 other things.

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3 things about Mark Sandrich’s THE GAY DIVORCEE

The Gay Divorcee [1934] 1. Fred finger-dances. 2. “Well Mrs. Glossop, I’ll work my brain to the bone for you.” 3. Motor-driven revolving doors.

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3 things about George Stevens’ SWING TIME

Swing Time [1936] 1. “Snow tastes just as bad as water!” 2. A pair of enormous legs. 3. Shampoo. 3 other things.

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3 things about Stanley Donen’s SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers [1954] 1. Sorrel as a wedding bouquet. 2. Board dance-off. 3. Everyone claims the child; everyone has to get married.

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3 things about David Swift’s HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [1967] 1. “But lemon is my favorite drop!” 2. The frills on the top of her dress bounce up and down as she walks. Kind of waving at you. 3. “This is … Continue reading

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3 things about Gordon Douglass’s SINCERELY YOURS

Sincerely Yours [1955] 1. An exterior shot of Madeleine Elster’s apartment from Vertigo! 2. “Do you want to touch me?” The woman reaches out and gingerly pokes him on the leg. “A little higher, honey. About here is where I … Continue reading

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