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3 things about Orson Welles’ THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND

The Other Side of the Wind [2018] 1. School bus full of dummies. 2. “When you talk poor to the rich, they jump to conclusions. They think we’re getting ready for the touch.” 3. Birthday candles reflected in Bogdonovich’s glasses.

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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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