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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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