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3 things about Stuart Rosenberg’s THE DROWNING POOL

The Drowning Pool [1975] 1. French Quarter = shorthand for “he’s gay.” 2. “How’d you like to help me put on some suntan lotion?” “Won’t help honey, you’re gonna be burned out by the time you’re 30.” 3. Preparing the … Continue reading

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3 things about Jack Smight’s HARPER

Harper [1966] 1. “The bottom is loaded with nice people, Albert. Only cream and bastards rise.” 2. The instrumentation of the rock band onscreen is a complete mismatch with the groovy music on the soundtrack, which includes a horn section. … Continue reading

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3 things about Mark Robson’s FROM THE TERRACE

From the Terrace [1960] 1. She reaches behind her but he’s already begun to walk away. 2. “Mwah, mwha!” she says, hanging up the phone. 3. To the board meeting she wears an icy gray fur ensemble.

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3 things about Sydney Pollack’s ABSENCE OF MALICE

Absence of Malice [1981] 1. “And the other’s I’m gonna have somebody’s ass in my briefcase.” 2. Spilled coffee, computer printouts. 3. He’s a connoisseur of fine wines but when it comes to beer, he exclusively drinks Budweiser.

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