Jean Seberg in "Bonjour Tristesse"
Jean Seberg in "Bonjour Tristesse"

Who says movies aren’t educational? I’ve learned a lot, frivolous and otherwise, while watching the big screen:

1) That everyone should have his/her own theme music ("Dr. Zhivago," "I’m Gonna Git You Sucka")

2) How to brown mushrooms, (do not crowd skillet), brown meat (pat it dry first) and chop onions ("Julie & Julia")

3) How to crack an egg (decisive wrist action) ("Sabrina")

4) How to make gnocchi  ("The Godfather," "Part III")

5) How best to slice garlic (with a razor blade) ("GoodFellas")

6) How to modernize a frock by ripping off frou-frou ("A Letter to Three Wives," "Bells Are Ringing")

7) How to apply lipstick ("Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?," "Bonjour Tristesse," "Lost in Translation")

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