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3 things about William Wyler’s HOW TO STEAL A MILLION

How to Steal a Million [1966] 1. She tells him the bad news. He drags the bar cart with him over to his chair. 2. “Well, for one thing, it gives Givenchy a night off.” 3. Sweat pours onto his … Continue reading

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3 things about Stanley Donen’s FUNNY FACE

Funny Face [1957] 1. She brandishes the taxi receipt to no effect. 2.”He’s not interested in your intelligence any more than I am!” 3. They dance on the raft as it gently floats away.

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3 things about Jacques Tati’s PLAYTIME

Playtime [1967] 1. Nasal spray. 2. Green neon. 3. A sponge becomes a block of cheese.

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3 things about Leos Carax’s HOLY MOTORS

Holy Motors [2012] 1. Her punishment is to be herself. 2. The rooftop has become an overgrown garden. La Samaritaine sign as seen from behind. 3. She finally lets down her hair and puts on the green mask.

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3 things about Michael Haneke’s AMOUR

Amour [2012] 1. Rotting fruit in a bowl. A layer of dust on the piano. 2. “I did not know how incompetent how you were.” 3. The connecting door between the living room and the bedroom has finally been opened. … Continue reading

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Culture Lesson

Naturally, since I’m going to Paris for the first time in more than ten years soon, I’ve been thinking about my last trip there. And digging through stuff that’s buried in my computer. Here’s something I wrote back then.   … Continue reading

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3 things about Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Midnight in Paris [2011] 1. The way Dali pronounces “rhinoceros.” 2. “What is Valium?” “It’s the pill of the future.” 3. In the middle of their conversation it begins to rain. “I don’t mind being wet,” she says. The raindrops … Continue reading

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