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3 things about John Huston’s THE MISFITS

The Misfits [1961] 1. “If I’m going to be alone, I want to be by myself.” 2. An unbuilt bedroom. 3. Selling wild horses for 6 cents a pound.

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

McCabe & Mrs. Miller [1971] 1. Cat on the gaming table. 2. “Then you weren’t very far apart, were you?” 3. Four fried eggs, some of that stew, and hot tea. 3 other things.

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s JOHNNY GUITAR

Johnny Guitar [1954] 1. “How many men have you forgotten?” “As many women as you’ve remembered.” 2. Lovers’ initials carved in the bark of a tree on the riverbank. 3. Right between the eyes. 3 other things.

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3 things about Jane Campion’s THE POWER OF THE DOG

The Power of the Dog [2021] 1. Two bodies in one bedroll. 2. Wearing gloves, he carefully coils the rope and sets it on the floor, then pushes it under his bed. 3. She kicks off her shoes and runs … Continue reading

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3 things about Andre De Toth’s DAY OF THE OUTLAW

Day of the Outlaw [1959] 1. Grisly bullet removal. 2. He doesn’t want to dance. He holds her by the shoulders and says, “I want to look at you.” 3. “I’m not doing anything special. Just taking some bad men … Continue reading

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3 things about Sergio Leone’s DUCK YOU SUCKER

Duck You Sucker [1971] 1. “Where there’s revolution there’s confusion, and when there’s confusion, a man who knows what he wants stands a good chance of getting it.” 2. His eyes complete the torn poster. 3. Incredible mobile shot detailing … Continue reading

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3 things about Delmer Daves’ 3:10 TO YUMA

3:10 to Yuma [1957] 1. A stick in the corner to prop open the window. 2. Bouncing off a roof on the way to the ground. 3. No one else seems to hear the thunder.

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3 things about Frank Perry’s “DOC”

“Doc” [1971] 1. Born into the line. 2. Crude BBQ brush. 3. “I guess he reminded me of too many things.”

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3 things about Ang Lee’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Brokeback Mountain [2005] 1. Quick spit. 2. Price tag. 3. White farmhouse interior.

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3 things about Anthony Mann’s WINCHESTER ’73

Winchester ’73 [1953] 1. “Are we going to quarrel?” he asks wearily. 2. Time for a quick cup of coffee before the attack. 3. Rock Hudson as an Indian chief, Tony Curtis as a cavalry soldier!

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