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3 things about Gordon Douglass’s SINCERELY YOURS

Sincerely Yours [1955] 1. An exterior shot of Madeleine Elster’s apartment from Vertigo! 2. “Do you want to touch me?” The woman reaches out and gingerly pokes him on the leg. “A little higher, honey. About here is where I … Continue reading

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3 things about Mark Robson’s EARTHQUAKE

Earthquake [1974] 1. He makes a left turn off of Deep Dell Place, a street referenced in Lost Highway. 2. She grabs a few donuts and gets arrested for looting. 3. A man’s shoe crunches down on her fingers. Her … Continue reading

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3 things about Mario Bava’s LISA AND THE DEVIL

Lisa and the Devil [1973] 1. Squashing the ankles so the body fits in the casket. 2. He plates a slice of cake and says, “It’s with chocolate sprinkles.” 3. Luxurious, empty airplane.

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3 things about John Boorman’s EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC

Exorcist II: The Heretic [1977] 1. The clinic: a beautiful set that makes no sense. A series of glass-walled rooms arranged in a honeycomb pattern. 2. From shaman to locust entomologist. 3. She turns, and all at once the street … Continue reading

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3 things about Richard Donner’s THE OMEN

The Omen [1976] 1. For no good reason, she puts the goldfish bowl on the banister. 2. “And the woman?” “She is an apostate of hell.” 3. Painfully fake head. Junk. On the other hand, there aren’t too many movies … Continue reading

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3 things about John Waters’ FEMALE TROUBLE

Female Trouble [1972] 1. Skid marks. 2. “And don’t forget the influence of that medicine we gave you. Eyeliner taken internally heightens one’s beauty awareness.” 3. Writhing in a tiny playpen with dead fish. This movie has so many astonishing … Continue reading

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3 things about Jack Smight’s AIRPORT 1975

Airport 1975 [1974] 1. Overall, Jerry Stiller comes off best. He sleeps through most of the movie. 2. Ominous yet meaningless zoom in on the guitar strings. 3. Myra Loy pouring herself an Olympia beer. Did everything Jack Smight touch … Continue reading

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