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3 things about Robert Redford’s QUIZ SHOW

Quiz Show [1994] 1. Standing on the sidewalk watching some strange family’s TV set through the window. 2. Paul Scofield: what an accent! 3. “Cheating on a quiz show, it’s like plagiarizing a comic strip.”

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3 things about Joseph Sargent’s THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three [1974] 1. “What’s the matter with everybody? How many hijacked trains we got?” 2. Tony Roberts: “We’re tryin’ to run a city, not a goddamn democracy!” 3. Looking at his mig shot: “Giuseppe … Continue reading

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3 things about Alan Arkin’s LITTLE MURDERS

Little Murders [1971] 1. Her hand gesture as she says, “It’s in the vermouth.” 2. One phone booth is smashed so, without missing a beat, she tries another one. 3. The hum of the subway car as it sits in … Continue reading

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3 things about Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise’s WEST SIDE STORY

West Side Story [1961] 1. Never noticed Anthony Teague from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying plays one of the Jets. 2. Gonna be a lot of dead batteries come morning. 3. The blacktop that lies within the … Continue reading

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3 things about Kasper Collin’s I CALLED HIM MORGAN

I Called Him Morgan [2016] 1. Most audacious creative choice: not featuring “The Sidewinder,” Morgan’s most famous tune, on the soundtrack! 2. The world’s dustiest cassette player. 3. An encounter with Miles Davis. “And who are you supposed to be?”

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3 things about Richard LaGravenese’s LIVING OUT LOUD

Living Out Loud [1998] 1. She brushes the top of his head; he looks around. 2. “What if I was standing behind you?” 3. The masseur gets comfortable.

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3 things about Alan Arkin’s LITTLE MURDERS

Little Murders [1971] 1. “I really nearly trust you!” 2. He slowly shuffles to the other end of the subway car and takes a seat. AS he sits down, the man to his right pulls away slightly 3. A monument … Continue reading

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