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3 things about Richard Fleischer’s COMPULSION

Compulsion [1959] 1. He tries, and fails, to put the eyeglasses on the corpse. We never see the corpse. 2. The suspects in adjoining rooms. 3. “God had nothing to do with it.” Frustrating. A pretty good movie that could … Continue reading

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3 things about Orson Welles’ THE STRANGER

The Stranger [1946] 1. “They look like other people and act like other people, when it’s to their benefit. 2. He holds the burning paper in his hand for a moment, as a confirmation, then inserts it into the stove. … Continue reading

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3 things about Orson Welles’ THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS

The Magnificent Ambersons [1942] 1. “He was a congressman. The family always liked to have someone in Congress.” 2. Eating, and eating, and eating, and eating some more. 3. After a pause he says, “Not this time, Georgie.”

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3 things about Orson Welles’ THE TRIAL

The Trial [1962] 1. Shrouded statue. 2. “I have a physical defect. I’ll show it to you. Come with me.” 3. Stripy gauntlet. Bonus: the second time Josef K. ascends the stairs to enter the court, there is a slow … Continue reading

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3 things about Orson Welles’ TOUCH OF EVIL

Touch of Evil [1958] 1. As she exits through the door, he licks his lips. 2. “He was some kind of man. What does it matter what you say about somebody?” 3. I want to see a movie just about … Continue reading

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