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Mini-Movie: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

(The opening credits roll over the first strains of the Morricone score, a suite for whistle, flute and tom-tom.). A two minute tight close-up of Eli Wallach’s eyes. A one minute tight close-up of Eli Wallach’s mouthful of ugly gold teeth, followed by another even tighter two minute closeup of Wallach’s eyes, with deafening flute, […]

Mini-Movie: La Dolce Vita

Fellini: Anita, Marcello, this is a crucial scene in the film and it must be played exactly. When you, Marcello go off getting milk for the kitten, I want you, Anita, to climb, come fa niente, into the Trevi Fountain. Ekberg: What? That wasn’t in the script! Fellini: It is now. We did a rewrite […]

Mini-Movie: Song of Bernadette

Jennifer Jones (as Bernadette Soubirous, kneeling on studio grass in front of a rear projection of a Kentucky cave) “This hurts. Can I get a pillow here?” Asst. Director (shouting) “Somebody! A pillow for Jennifer.” Jennifer; “How old is this person supposed to be?” Henry King (Director): “Holy Mary? I don’t know. 30, 40. Doesn’t […]

Mini-Movie: Lawrence of Arabia

Lean: Action! Lauruns: The Arabs were once a great people, Hussein; Yeth, I often dream of the gardens of Andaluth Lauruns: Yeth, but Andaluth is far from Damathcus David Lean: Hold on! Cut! Alex, lose the lisp. You’re not Olivier and this isn’t Khartoum. Guiness: Olivier is a poof hack. Lean: And you Peter, what […]