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Rebecca (1940)

“He had a theory that if you should find one perfect thing, or place or person, you should stick to it. Do you think that’s very silly?” Rebecca snatches from a lot of classic literature in true Gothic style. At times, … Continue reading

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Sherman’s March (1986)

“This isn’t art. This is life.” I was really on board with Sherman’s March from its premise. The first I read of the film was that it was a man’s attempt to make a Civil War documentary, but he ended up getting … Continue reading

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A Place In The Sun (1951)

“I love you. I’ve loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I’ve even loved you before I saw you.” I’ve been reading Steve Erickson’s fantastic novel Zeroville. It tells a strange cinephile’s story of chasing Hollywood in … Continue reading

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

“For wherever the sun rises and sets, in the city’s turmoil or under the open sky on the farm, life is much the same; sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet.” The most striking revelation occurred to me during my research for Sunrise: A … Continue reading

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The African Queen (1951)

“Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.” Some films, particularly in earlier Hollywood but even so today, seem to be a product of star power alone. The poster for The African Queen has Humphrey Bogart and Katharine … Continue reading

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The Last Picture Show (1971)

“Just remember, beautiful, everything gets old if you do it often enough.” If Wikipedia is to be trusted, The Last Picture Show came about by a strange sequence of events. Stage actor and film critic Peter Bogdanovich was 31 years old with … Continue reading

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The Graduate (1967)

 “It’s like I was playing some kind of game, but the rules don’t make any sense to me. They’re being made up by all the wrong people. I mean no one makes them up. They seem to make themselves up.” … Continue reading

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