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3 things about Charles Walters' SUMMER STOCK

Summer Stock [1950] 1. In the kitchen, an old fashioned stove next to a modern range. 2. Halving the newspaper, again and again. 3. Black fedora, oversized jacket, leotards.

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3 things about John Waters' CRY-BABY

Cry-Baby [1990] 1. Hysterectomy pants. 2. French kissing. 3. She guzzles her jar of tears.

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3 things about Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ

The Wizard of Oz [1939] 1. Farmland just outside Emerald City. 2. Musical quotation from “A Night on Bald Mountain.” 3. “Silence, whippersnapper!” 3 other things.

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3 things about Busby Berkeley's FOR ME AND MY GAL

For Me and My Gal [1942] 1. We know what the telegram says before she does. 2. “Gee, when I think about all the time I wasted. Why didn’t you tell me I was in love with you?” 3. Gene … Continue reading

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3 things about George Sidney’s THE HARVEY GIRLS

The Harvey Girls [1946] 1. Paris, Illinois. 2. Burning building brawl. 3. Ray Bolger as spinning top.

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3 things about John Waters’ HAIRSPRAY

Hairspray [1988] 1. Negro Day, the last Thursday of each month. 2. Kicking aside the rat. 3. “Oh my God! There are colored people in my house!”

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3 things about Robert Altman’s JAZZ ’34: REMEMBRANCES OF KANSAS CITY SWING

Jazz ’34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing [1997] 1. Water pitcher as mute. 2. He takes off his jacket, carefully buttons his vest, proceeds to blow. 3. BBQ wagon on the street.

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