RARA-AVIS: Re: Holiday watching: Collateral

From: Glenn ( sirinigar@yahoo.com)
Date: 28 Dec 2004

I watched Collateral over the weekend as well. I've never seen "le Samouai" so I can't comment on what influence that may have had. I can say that I agree, for the most part, with your take. It is bleak, relentless and pessimistic. But only to a point. I never really felt like Jamie Foxx was in any danger. And when I watched the movie I thought of it as more of a thriller than a noir film. Over all I really liked the movie. Both Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise were excellent. I was, however, somewhat bothered by the ending. I just don't think that it would have happened that way.

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Juri Nummelin"
<juri.nummelin@p...> wrote:
> I saw last night Michael Mann's "Collateral". I hope everyone
> here will see it. One of the best noir films in the last few
> years and surely one that fits the word most perfectly: bleak,
> relentless, utterly pessimistic. Strongly influenced by
> Melville's "Le Samoura鈴uot;, but watched from the other side. Tom
> Cruise is brilliant as the assassin. How could I hate this guy in
> the eighties and early nineties? He must not be laughed at
> anymore!
> Juri

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