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FROM
LARAMIE
2)JAWS
3)LAURA
4)CANYON
PASSAGE
5)ANATOMY
OF A
MURDER
6)THE BEST
YEARS OF
OUR LIVES
7)THE
FEARMAKERS
8)LAWRENCE
OF ARABIA
9)DOCTOR
ZHIVAGO
10)LOCAL
HERO

FAV FILM NOIR
FOLLOWING
THOSE ON THE
LIST UP ABOVE
1)FALLEN ANGEL
2)THE BIG HEAT
3)WHERE THE
SIDEWALK ENDS
4)JOURNEY
INTO FEAR
5)SUNSET
BOULEVARD

GUMSHOE NOIR
1)MURDER MY
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DEADLY
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GOODBYE
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3)GENE HACKMAN
4)MARLON BRANDO
5)ORSON WELLES
6)PETER O'TOOLE
CULT ACTORS
1)CHARLES
BRONSON
2)TOM
COURTENAY
3)VICTOR
MATURE
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MCDOWELL
5)LAWRENCE
TIERNEY
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CAREY

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WINTERS
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FAVORITE DIRECTORS
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5)ORSON WELLES
6)DAVID LEAN
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9)SAM PECKINPAH
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PERFORMANCES
1)ROBERT SHAW
IN JAWS
2)MALCOLM
MCDOWELL IN
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ORANGE
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PERKINS IN
PSYCHO
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O'TOOLE IN
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OF ARABIA
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NICHOLSON IN
THE LAST DETAIL
6)TOM COURTENAY
IN DR ZHIVAGO
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IN THE LONG
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8)ERIC ROBERTS
IN STAR 80
9)ORSON WELLES
IN TOUCH OF EVIL
10)KEN HUTCHISON
IN STRAW DOGS

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