Re: RARA-AVIS: Chase films

Date: 03 Jan 2005

In a message dated 1/3/05 9:52:25 AM, writes:

> I enjoyed Palmetto -- a sunshine neo-noir starring Woody Harrelson that is
> more or less in the vein of Red Rock West (1992) and Wild Things (1998).
> It's a bit overheated and somewhat predictable, despite a number of
> final-reel plot twists.  But the typical noir farrago of moral corruption,
> sexual manipulation, betrayal, and double crossings it serves up still works
> for me.  It certainly doesn't hurt that female stars Elizabeth Shue, Gina
> Gershon and Chloe Sevigny are all quite easy on the eyes.  (Interestingly,
> Shue and Gershon play against their usual types with Gershon as the dutiful
> wife and Shue as the alluring femme fatale.)

Palmetto seemed to me to be a noir made by a bunch of people who knew nothing about noir

John Lau

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