Re: RARA-AVIS: A Whiff of Sulphur -- Eureka!

From: Mark R. Harris (
Date: 07 Dec 2007

Kevin wrote:
> And personally, I'm not even sure KISS ME DEADLY qualifies as
essential noir, or even a
> particularly effective example of the genre. To me, it seems dated
and clumsy in a way
> much older -- and better -- film noirs don't. I always think of it
more as a Cold War
> paranoia film more than a crime film.

Next thing you'll be telling us that Citizen Kane isn't well- directed, or that The Maltese Falcon isn't well-written, or that Bix Beiderbecke didn't really know how to play the trumpet, or that Picasso's brush technique was lousy...

(Note to self: calm down.)

Ah, the singularity of opinions is an amazing thing, as this list continually proves.


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