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Before I walk into an elevator I look up at the mirror. Force of habit from when I was a kid. Maybe “Dressed to Kill” got into my head. More likely, it’s a reflex I developed growing up in New York during a time when you expected to get mugged at any moment. I know it might be extreme now, but the mirror is there for a reason. When the elevator doors open I brace myself and look up at the mirror. Just in case.


1 Matt Blankman   ~  Jan 5, 2012 10:49 am

That photo really evokes Dressed to Kill, man! I have the same flashes when I see a similar elevator. [SPOILER ALERT - ha!] Although, I'd be pretty psyched to find Michael Caine in an elevator, even in drag. I'd just hope he wouldn't be feeling all homicidal and razor-y.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 5, 2012 10:58 am

Yeah, that's my building. But if I remember correctly, the Michael Caine mirror was on the other side of the elevator. Dag, that was a scary movie, right?

3 Matt Blankman   ~  Jan 5, 2012 11:06 am

Oh yeah, that movie is great fun, stylish and scary and a little goofy too. One of DePalma's best.

4 imaginaryrob   ~  Jan 6, 2012 9:32 am

Bro, I looked in that mirror every time too. And always looked both ways when getting out - always gotta watch your back.

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