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3 things about Claudia Weill’s GIRLFRIENDS

Girlfriends [1978] 1. “What’s a wrench?” 2. Rather than unpack the boxes, she balances various things on top of them. 3. Fuzzy duck.

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3 things about Peter Yates’ THE HOT ROCK

The Hot Rock [1972] 1. Dortmunder’s good/bad monolog. Brilliant. 2. Essentially, his locksmith business is booming because NYC is falling apart. 3. Red herring reaction shots of the bank guards noticing Dortmunder.

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3 things about Ted Post’s BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES

Beneath the Planet of the Apes [1970] 1. She’s a vet. 2. Using a subway rail as a battering ram. 3. The crystal controls are very Fortress of Solitude. 3 other things.

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3 things about Otto Preminger’s SUCH GOOD FRIENDS

Such Good Friends [1971] 1. Truly tasteless joke about slavery. 2. “Tell me what we’re doing is wrong so I can enjoy it.” 3. Corset.

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3 things about Frank Perry’s DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE

Diary of a Mad Housewife [1970] 1.  A clock on top of the fridge in George’s apartment. 2. He wears gray slacks and brown socks at their first rendezvous. (Only in the 1970s!) 3. His apartment is on the fifth … Continue reading

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3 things about Bill Gunn’s PERSONAL PROBLEMS

Personal Problems [1980] 1. “It’s not that I’m unhappy, I’m just not happy.” 2. Intake interviews that mirror one another, at the beginning of the film and at the hospital. 3. Sax on the riverbank.

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3 things about Frank Simon’s THE QUEEN

The Queen [1968] 1. At the draft board. “Did you tell them you were a homosexual?” “No, they told me I was a homosexual!” 2. Stunning a capella “Honey Bun.” 3. The managers of Town Hall anxious for them to … Continue reading

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3 things about Norman Jewison’s MOONSTRUCK

Moonstruck [1987] 1. Vicki Carr. 2. Kiss. “Wait a minute, wait a minute!” Kiss. 3. Sharing oatmeal in the kitchen.

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3 things about Alfonso Cuarón’s GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Great Expectations [1998] 1. Completely nude, she stands in front of the window and looks into the building across the street at a little girl and her mother. 2. The last time we ever see her, she’s not wearing makeup. … Continue reading

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3 things about D.W. Young’s THE BOOKSELLERS

The Booksellers [2019] 1. A collection of purses. 2. She wraps her arms around the set of Balzac. “These are mine!” 3. Fran Lebowitz on seeing books in the garbage: “It’s like seeing a human head.”

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