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3 things about Laurie Anderson’s HEART OF A DOG

Heart of a Dog [2015] 1. Painting with static electricity. 2. Mother meditation. 3. To feel sad without being sad. 3 other things.

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3 things about Brian G. Hutton’s THE FIRST DEADLY SIN

The First Deadly Sin [1980] 1. The doorman’s doggy do bag handler tool. 2. Inside the precinct house, a WET PAINT sign tacked on the doorframe. 3. Plastic sheeting crackling in the wind. Quintessential New York City movie: it’s an … Continue reading

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3 things about Jules Dassin’s THE NAKED CITY

The Naked City [1948] 1. She fetches a cup of cold tea from the kitchen. 2. J.P. McGillicuddy. 3. We hear traffic noise drifting into the room. Foreshadowing the moment when he makes a dash for the open window.

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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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