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3 things about Ray Enright and Busby Berkeley’s DAMES

Dames [1934] 1. Canoodling in the moonlight on the Staten Island ferry. 2. Triple strength from Canada. 3. Moving through a tunnel of dames.

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3 things about Jim Henson’s THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER

The Great Muppet Caper [1981] 1. A jar of Carlsford jelly. 2. The glass slipper business. 3. “It’s plot exposition, it has to go somewhere!” 3 other things.

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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. In the mailroom, a 3M box. (3M also provided the office machines seen in the film.) 2. Pom pom stitch. 3. On a shelf in his office: a Pyrex catalog. … Continue reading

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3 things about George Dunning’s YELLOW SUBMARINE

Yellow Submarine [1968] 1. The number 18. 2. Clown alarm system. 3. “If you must shout, shout quietly.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Agnieszka Smoczynska’s THE LURE

The Lure [2015] 1. Donna Summer. 2. A glass with a toothbrush in it. 3. Covered in sea foam.

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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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