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3 things about Samuel Fuller’s THE BARON OF ARIZONA

The Baron of Arizona [1950] 1. “Who are you?” “A wanderer like Cain looking for a woman of my own.” 2. An impromptu courtroom is quickly installed. 3. Silhouette of an empty noose.

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3 things about Mark Robson’s ROUGHSHOD

Roughshod [1949] 1. An Irish miner. 2. Thanks to the echo in the valley, he dies before his dying words die out. 3. Closing line: “Is there any place in town a man could buy some gingham?”

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3 things about Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT

The Hateful Eight [2015] 1. Looking down through the rafters. 2. “That door is a whore!” 3. He carefully drapes a blanket and two animal skins over the chair. 3 other things.

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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 JOHNNY GUITAR

Johnny Guitar [1954] 1. “I like to hear it spin.” 2. The look on her face after she shoots down the chandelier. 3. She stretches the shirt over the back of the chair to help it dry. 3 other things.

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3 things about David Mackenzie’s HELL OR HIGH WATER

Hell or High Water [2016] 1. “Do you want to read about these bank robberies, or just sit there and let Alzheimer’s take its course?” 2. He’s stripped off his disguise except for the powder blue latex gloves. His hands … Continue reading

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3 things about Kelly Reichardt’s MEEK’S CUTOFF

Meek’s Cutoff [2010] 1. The woman wades across the river, holding the birdcage above her head. 2. Spiderwebs trembling in the breeze. 3. “I’ll leave the wagerin’ to men like you.” 3 other things.

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