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3 things about Robert Altman’s McCABE & MRS. MILLER

McCabe & Mrs. Miller [1971] 1. “I counted ’em, there’s 52.” 2. The only time we ever really see her smile. 3. For me, what makes the finale so haunting is that there are no witnesses.

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3 things about Henry Selick’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993] 1. Cat-alarm. 2. Bathtub creature. 3. The evil clown jack-in-the-box uses the same sound effect as Dirty Gertie in Robert Altman’s 3 Women (!)

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3 things about Robert Altman’s SHORT CUTS

Short Cuts [1993] 1. Little sausage people. 2. Holding two cigarettes at the same time. “Oh, man. Oh, that could just fuck your life up!” 3. He wields a baking paddle. 3 other things.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s STREAMERS

Streamers [1983] 1. He’s reading Ariel by Sylvia Plath. 2. “I talk bad, I don’t do bad.” 3. Top bunk/bottom bunk footsie.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION

A Prairie Home Companion [2006] 1. “I’ll Show You My Moonshine If You Show Me Your Jugs.” 2. A bust of F. Scott Fitzgerald. 3. “The death of an old man is not a tragedy.”

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3 things about Robert Altman’s 3 WOMEN

3 Women [1977] 1. 40 cent beer, 10 cent tip. 2. She carefully arranges herself on the chaise lounge, drapes the towel over her arm. 3. Looking through her mail, a stack of advertisements: “Yuck. Ugly underwear. Ohh. Neiman Marcus. … Continue reading

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3 things about Vic Armstrong’s LEFT BEHIND

Left Behind [2014] 1. Their clothes are left behind … but, apparently, not their underwear. 2. Conveniently placed flatbed stacked with canisters labeled “flammable.” 3. Her blouse simply doesn’t have a top button. Well, this movie wasn’t bad/funny/bad, it was … Continue reading

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