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3 things about Edward Dmytryk’s WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Walk on the Wild Side [1962] 1. “Imagine, an innocent person walking–” “And of course you make your living by walking.” 2. The way she lights her cigarette with infinite laziness and then disdainfully throws away the match. 3. He … Continue reading

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3 things about Oscar Bucher’s NELSON ALGREN LIVE

Nelson Algren Live [2016] 1. Neon sign for Fritzel’s. 2. Making room. 3. The look on Rick Kogan’s face as he watches Willem Dafoe perform “The Lightless Room.”

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3 things about Otto Preminger’s THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM

The Man with the Golden Arm [1955] 1. I don’t believe the word “Chicago” is mentioned even once. 2. Without a word she walks over to the door and locks it, then turns around to face him. 3. Changing pupils. … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Caplan’s ALGREN

Algren [2014] 1. “The true voice of the people belongs to the inarticulate.” 2. “Walking into his apartment was like walking into a scrapbook.” 3. Playing at the beach. An enormous belly, spindly legs. Featuring nearly 200 amazing photographs by … Continue reading

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