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Kiss Me Deadly
Blood red kisses! White hot thrills! Mickey Spillane's latest H-bomb...
One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being tortured until she dies. Hammer, both for vengeance and in hopes that "something big" is behind it all, decides to pursue the case.
This movie is so far above and beyond anything created by humans that it effectively qualifies as an alien transmission.
Fin de masculinity. Fin de femme fatale. Fin de violence e sexe. Fin de noir. Fin de cinema. Fin de le monde.
I did manage to finish it tonight without nodding off. No suspicions of being shot up with sodium pentothal this evening.
I've watched quite a few noirs in the last few months or so but I don't think I've watched any that are nearly as odd as Kiss Me Deadly. From what I've read about this film over the years, and it is a film that I've been meaning to watch for a very long time indeed, many of the references to its offbeat nature have been to the main plot itself - or at least how it ends up panning out in the last half an hour.
Actually, aside from the mysterious item that is much sought after, I…
Excitement is probably too much of a word to describe the feeling i had going in into Kiss Me Deadly but i was certainly interested in seeing what it was about, many call it a Noir-Classic and the only movie i had seen from famous Director Robert Aldrich was What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? another movie of great reputation that didn't totally correspond to expectations, still a fine movie.
Kiss Me Deadly is Directed by Robert Aldrich and it stars Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy, Marian Carr, Maxine Cooper and Cloris Leachman.
"Tough L.A. private eye Mike Hammer gives a ride to Christina, a frightened young woman he finds running along the road one…
A snappy and charming protagonist that all the women want to kiss for some reason and who should mind his own business really drives this film. That and the increasingly ambiguous and disturbing premise of the entire thing, that without, would make this film totally go over my head with its mediocrity. But it does manage to surpass mediocrity and become memorable. By the end, that is undeniable.
No thanks, that sounds dangerous.
"Your work has been interrupted, your car wrecked, your life has been ruffled, to put it mildly. Had you not stopped to pick up Christina, none of these things would have happened."
Robert Aldrich's film Kiss Me Deadly attempts to capture the fears and paranoia of all Americans during the frightening days of the Cold War. As well as playing on Americans fears, Aldrich throws caution to the wind and puts together one of the roughest, in your face noir style films that had ever been seen in the 50's. In the opening sequence of Kiss Me Deadly we see Mike Hammer, (Ralph Meeker) a hard nosed, rough and tumble private detective, driving down a dark and lonely highway…
Terrific noir. Mike Hammer has never been meaner.
Der Anfang erinnert interessanterweise sehr an den Anfang von "North by Northwest". Desweiteren war mir meistens ziemlich unklar, wo sich das alles hin entwickelt, es gibt bizarre Kameraeinstellungen und ein insgesamt ziemlich verstörendes Ambiente, welches mit dem desaströsen Ende den Höhepunkt erreicht. Ziemlich unangenehmer, etwas konfuser Noir, ohne jeglichen Symathieträger.
Birthed in the era of the nuclear unknown, "Kiss Me Deadly" targets the fear of the 1950s American. In doing so, the theme of nuclear war becomes much more important than the plot and a good thing as well, because the "Kiss Me Deadly" is as jumbled as "The Big Sleep". The quest is to find the "the great whatszit", and the search exemplifies both the filmmakers' and the audiences' naivete about the workings of nuclear armaments. In addition to its nuclear noir parable, there is merit to the suggestion that the character of Mike Hammer is "coded" to be a conflicted bisexual, which adds depth to otherwise linear narrative.
A wandering Christina Bailey (Cloris Leachman) enlists the help of…
My God, that ending!
Un clásico del cine (B) negro, convertido en película de culto por su mezcla con el género de ciencia-ficción, que flojea bastante en su guión.
A hard boiled noir mystery that takes a turn for science fiction, which to me is a unexpected but enjoyable turn. It has all the classic troupes of a noir, but some how rises above some aspects to create its own breed of noir. A film I will enjoy re-watching to elevate my understanding of the material.
Classic Film-noir. Yet deconstructs the genre whilst milking it of its core. Bleak is a term that wouldn't suffice. What are Heroes?
No thanks, that sounds dangerous.
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