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3 things about Fritz Lang’s MINISTRY OF FEAR

Ministry of Fear [1943] 1. Cake crumbs on the seat, on the leg of his pants, on the floor of the train. 2. Seance: a circle. Astrological symbols on the floor like the numbers on a clockface. Dan Duryea’s fallen … Continue reading

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3 things about Allan Dwan’s THE RIVER’S EDGE

The River’s Edge [1957] 1. Housecleaning attire: Daisy Dukes, skintight blouse, high-heeled shoes with powder puffs on them. 2. He looks at the silver case that contains the money and says, “What’s in the case?” “Change of underwear.” “You must … Continue reading

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3 things about Ray Milland’s HOSTILE WITNESS

Hostile Witness [1968] 1. No one grimaces like Ray Milland. Ray Milland invented the grimace. When he reacts to something going badly, or some fool saying something idiotic, he looks as if a brand new ulcer had suddenly sprouted in … Continue reading

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s DIAL M FOR MURDER

Dial M for Murder [1954] 1. Scissors from her mending basket. 2. Luminous green bedside clock. 3. A bottle of lighter fluid. High-waisted pants, suspenders, a tucked-in necktie. It’s definitely a more involving film in 3-D. Hitchcock is extremely restrained … Continue reading

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3 things about George Edwards’ THE ATTIC

The Attic [1980] 1. “Getting. Laid.” 2. She takes off the party hat, puts in on the table and slips on her coat. When she turns around to say goodbye, her cheeks are shiny with tears. 3. Briefly, she puts … Continue reading

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3 things about Ray Milland’s PANIC IN YEAR ZERO!

Panic in Year Zero! [1962] 1. Shortly before 4 o’clock in the morning. In a moment of solitude he tries out his fishing rod. 2. “Somebody dropped the Bomb, Dad. Crazy scene!” 3. At gunpoint, the doc orders him to … Continue reading

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