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The Rise and Fall of Quicksand In the Movies 6

Ant writes "Slate reports how '... quicksand has all but evaporated from American entertainment — rejected even by the genre directors who once found it indispensable... Quicksand once offered filmmakers a simple recipe for excitement: A pool of water, thickened with oatmeal, sprinkled over the top with wine corks. It was, in its purest form, a plot device unburdened by character, motivation, or story...'"
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The Rise and Fall of Quicksand In the Movies

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