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3 things about Preston Sturges' THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek [1943] 1. Walking through the screen door. 2. Zipperpuss. 3. She replies at lightning speed, while stuttering: “K-O-C-K-E-N-L-O-C-K-E-R.”

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What TWIN PEAKS means to me.

As a young teenager who was already movie obsessed but just beginning to think seriously about making them, two separate events occurred that changed everything for me. The first was seeing True Stories. The second was Twin Peaks. I happened … Continue reading

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3 things about Preston Sturges’ HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO

Hail the Conquering Hero [1944] 1. Blackout curtains at the restaurant. 2. “He’s a hero, he’s got a statue in the park and the birds sit on it.” 3. Stacks of flannel cakes. 3 other things.

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3 things about Preston Sturges’ UNFAITHFULLY YOURS

Unfaithfully Yours [1948] 1. “You’ve got it, boy. You don’t have to yearn for it.” 2. He nonchalantly breaks the record in half and pockets it. 3. Cabinets filled with light bulbs and carved figurines.

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3 things about Mitchell Leisen’s REMEMBER THE NIGHT

Remember the Night [1940] 1. While everyone is opening their presents, his mom sits there smiling, gathering the ribbons and paper from the opened packages so they can be reused. 2. Perfect transition: John has just told Lee that she … Continue reading

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3 things about Mitchell Leisen’s EASY LIVING

Easy Living [1937] 1. She’s sitting on the upper, open deck of the bus, minding her own business. An expensive fur coat falls on her head. She pulls it off and says, “Hey, what’s the big idea?” An Indian gentleman … Continue reading

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