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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 Stuart Rosenberg’s THE DROWNING POOL

The Drowning Pool [1975] 1. French Quarter = shorthand for “he’s gay.” 2. “How’d you like to help me put on some suntan lotion?” “Won’t help honey, you’re gonna be burned out by the time you’re 30.” 3. Preparing the … Continue reading

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3 things about Guy Hamilton’s LIVE AND LET DIE

Live and Let Die [1973] 1. Jazz funeral at the corner of Dumaine and Chartres. 2. “Lengthwise, if you don’t mind.” 3. Exploding leather sofa. 3 other things.

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A punch for an Oscars party: Boston Club Punch

This is the punch for my Oscars party this year, derived from David Wondrich’s wonderful book Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl Hardcover. As he notes, it is “fearsomely complex” to make. But wonderful. The recipe below … Continue reading

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