Re: RARA-AVIS: Gun Crazy

From: david david (
Date: 03 May 2007

I really like this one. The carnality of the characters is palpable. And some of the ways it gets around its budget limitations (the famous long take from the back of the car during one of the robberies) elevate it. The lighting only gets darker toward the end when Bart & Laurie escape the civilized world that proved too confining for their passions (his lust for her & her lust for kicks).

Have you ever checked out Detour, Miker? Another favorite low budget noir.

Speaking of which: Anyone on the list who has any chance of getting away for the first weekend of June might want to check out the feast of mostly rare and low budget noir films that is Art Lyons' Palm Springs Noir Fest. I go every year and it's always fun. It's where I first saw "Ace in the Hole" on the big screen, and where I met in the snack bar Biff Elliot, who was the first movie Mike Hammer (I, The Jury) and a nice guy. Here's a list of this year's films, for anyone interested:

--- Michael Robison <> wrote:

> Just watched this. The intro said it was based on a
> short story, so I figured it worth mentioning. It
> didn't really have the classic dark and sinister
> noir
> lighting and scenery, but the story line was pure
> noir. I'm not a movie expert, but it seemed better
> quality than what I think of as a B movie. A Bonnie
> and Clyde forerunner. I'd recommend it. Not half
> bad.
> miker
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