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3 things about Edward Dmytryk’s CROSSFIRE

Crossfire [1947] 1. “Some of them are named Samuels. Some of them got funnier names.” 2. Empty moonlit patio. 3. “Where were you when he needed you? Maybe you were someplace having beautiful thoughts. Well, I wasn’t. I was in … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Winner’s THE BIG SLEEP

The Big Sleep [1978] 1. Smearing blood all over the beaded curtain. 2. Grotesque glass eye. 3. “If I had a razor, I’d cut your throat just to see what ran out of it.” Another loser from Winner. He has … Continue reading

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3 things about Sydney Pollack’s THE YAKUZA

The Yakuza [1974] 1. A flying, severed hand still clutching a gun. 2. Rivulets of blood obscure the tattoo. 3. She instructs him how to drink the tea mindfully.

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3 things about William Wellman’s TRACK OF THE CAT

Track of the Cat [1954] 1. Red coat, yellow dress. 2. “You, with your tight purse of a mouth.” 3. Looking up from the bottom of the grave as they lower the coffin on ropes, a depthless gray sky in … Continue reading

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s THE LUSTY MEN

The Lusty Men [1952] 1. Two nickles in an old tobacco tin. 2. “I’ve got one piece of advice for you. When you sit down to a big dinner, loosen your belt. It’s more fun.” 3. He briefly looks in … Continue reading

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3 things about John Cromwell’s THE RACKET

The Racket [1951] 1. Robert Ryan walks into the room, just about to take a bite out of an apple. He sees Robert Mitchum standing there. They lock eyes and stare at each other for a moment. Ryan bites down … Continue reading

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