RARA-AVIS: Good film, shame about the detective...

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 27 Jun 2007

On Jun 26, 2007, at 3:32 PM, DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net wrote:

> "I'm not sure who the slick doofus in the sports car with the
> briefcase
> and the bomb was, but it certainly wasn't Mike Hammer."
> May not have been Mike Hammer, but Kiss Me Deadly was a great movie.

Reminds me of THE BIG SLEEP. Bogart and crew were great, but the bedsheet-ripping, sexually repressed Marlowe we all know and love from the books definitely wasn't the wink-wink nudge-nudge dick cutting a wide swath through all those babes (the cabbie, the bookseller, Vivian, etc.) in the flick.

If the G.I.s oversea had known what that Marlowe was planning for their gals, they may have reconsidered enlisting.


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