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3 things about Todd Haynes’ VELVET GOLDMINE

Velvet Goldmine [1998] 1. Shiny trenchcoat and fedora.2. “We set out to change the world. Ended up just changing ourselves.”“What’s wrong with that?”“Nothing. If you don’t look at the world.”3. Snorting coke off the back of his thigh. 3 other … Continue reading

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3 things about SWAN’s NEPTUNE FROST

Neptune Frost [2021] 1. From the knapsack, Neptune removes a pair of high-heeled shoes and puts them on. 2. Spinning bicycle-wheel headpiece. 3. Dawn through the trees.

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3 things about Blake Edwards’ VICTOR VICTORIA

Victor Victoria [1982] 1. An entirely gay dancefloor, except for the two of them. 2. “You ought to be ashamed of yourself.” “Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race.” 3. Trio of … Continue reading

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3 things about S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR

RRR [2022] 1. Dance-off. 2. Snake-fling. “No animals were harmed in the making of this film” disclaimer. 3. Blocks-of-stone-stretch.

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3 things about Mark Sandrich’s SHALL WE DANCE

Shall We Dance [1937] 1. “You only had one drink.” “Yes, but you kept filling it.” 2. Tripping over the curb in their roller skates. 3. Eric Blore’s spelling bee.

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3 things about Walter Lang’s GREENWICH VILLAGE

Greenwich Village [1944] 1. “Would you like to take advantage of me?” 2. Gayish dance interlude. 3. Triple pianists. 3 other things.

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3 things about Vincente Minnelli’s MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

Meet Me in St. Louis [1944] 1. Technicolor ketchup. 2.  “If we can create a breathtaking effect, it’ll be simple to monopolize all the worthwhile men.” 3. Outlines on the wallpaper indicate where pictures had been hanging. 3 other things.

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3 things about Vincente Minnelli’s BELLS ARE RINGING

Bells Are Ringing [1960] 1. Threadbare carpet. 2. No tenth symphony. 3. Her do-do-do-do-dos.

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3 things about Mitchell Leisen’s MURDER AT THE VANITIES

Murder at the Vanities [1934] 1. All-too-brief ode to marijuana that ends with blood dripping onto the bare shoulders of a chorus girl. 2. Arpeggio, arpeggio, arpeggio! Ellington hams it up at the piano. 3. “Cocktails for Two” is a … Continue reading

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3 things about Josh Greenbaum’s BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar [2021] 1. She’s thinking about Kermit on his bicycle. 2. Three pills in the treasure chest. They float away from the bar. 3. Headshake, ringtone. When Grace Jones’s cover of “Tomorrow” from … Continue reading

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