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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 J. Lee Thompson’s THE GUNS OF NAVARONE

The Guns of Navarone [1961] 1. Unconvincing Australian accent by Richard Harris. 2. “I’ve inspected this vessel, and I think you ought to know that I can’t swim.” 3. His undershirt is red.

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3 things about David Lean’s THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

The Bridge on the River Kwai [1957] 1. No to the corned beef, yes to the whiskey. 2. “It’s worth having a go for the train, don’t you think?” “By all means. Good hunting. Good show. Jolly good fun.” 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Wise’s RUN SILENT RUN DEEP

Run Silent Run Deep [1958] 1. “That’s strange, Jim. I never even thought of failing.” 2. He chastely pats the pin-up. 3. The Japanese crew watches stoically as the torpedoes approach their sub.

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3 things about Dick Powell’s THE ENEMY BELOW

The Enemy Below [1957] 1. Navy-branded cup and saucer, white china with a blue anchor. 2. One sailor is reading Gibbons, and the other’s reading Little Orphan Annie. 3. Oil coursing down the depth gauge.

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3 things about Orson Welles’ THE STRANGER

The Stranger [1946] 1. “They look like other people and act like other people, when it’s to their benefit. 2. He holds the burning paper in his hand for a moment, as a confirmation, then inserts it into the stove. … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Aldrich’s TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING

Twilight’s Last Gleaming [1977] 1. “With that rhetoric, he could be elected governor in ten states.” 2. Joseph Cotten’s cloudy eyes. 3. They walk in an irregular twirling pattern to frustrate the snipers.

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