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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s JOHNNY GUITAR

Johnny Guitar [1954] 1. “I like to hear it spin.” 2. The look on her face after she shoots down the chandelier. 3. She stretches the shirt over the back of the chair to help it dry. 3 other things.

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s THE LUSTY MEN

The Lusty Men [1952] 1. Two nickles in an old tobacco tin. 2. “I’ve got one piece of advice for you. When you sit down to a big dinner, loosen your belt. It’s more fun.” 3. He briefly looks in … Continue reading

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s PARTY GIRL

Party Girl [1958] 1. She observes him as he limps over to her, bends down, and picks up her coat from the floor. 2. After a running a start, she slides across the platform on her thighs. 3. Melted decoration.

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s JOHNNY GUITAR

Johnny Guitar [1954] 1. She moves in closer, looks straight at her and says, “I’m going to kill you.” 2. The magic of Trucolor. Flaming red shirt, flaming red lipstick. A red kerchief against a canary yellow shirt. 3. Emma … Continue reading

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s BORN TO BE BAD

Born to be Bad [1950] 1. An artist’s studio with a view remarkably similar to Madge’s apartment in Vertigo. 2. “How many times do you I have to tell you that you love me?” 3. He discreetly changes the price … Continue reading

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

Rebel Without a Cause [1955] 1. Red. Though the other girls in the waiting room have on drab coats and jackets, hers is bright red. His windbreaker is bright red. Plato wears one blue sock and one red sock, caught … Continue reading

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s ON DANGEROUS GROUND

On Dangerous Ground [1952] 1. Every time I see this movie I like Robert Ryan even more as an actor. And this time I noticed how few lines of dialog he really has. He makes every line count. For instance, … Continue reading

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