Re: RARA-AVIS: Joseph H. Lewis

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 13 Sep 2000

On Wed, 13 Sep 2000, Tosh wrote:

> I am glad someone mentioned him on this list. Fantastic filmmaker. And yes
> Gun Crazy is the best.

I've always preferred "The Big Combo" because of its narrative coherence. There are too many gaps in "Gun Crazy". Of course it looks wilder and rougher that way, but in "The Big Combo" the elements form an interesting contradiction: narrative coolness and very rough and disturbing violence and sadism. "You won't hear the bullets". What a great scene!


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