Re: RARA-AVIS: Kiss Me Deadly

Date: 07 Dec 2007

> Kiss Me,
> Deadly is the futile resistance of the apocalyptic
> future and The Long Goodbye is the surrendering to a
> disordered immoral future. Two faces on the sides of a
> rusty slug. That's why they're really good films. Not
> because they're noir but because they're not.

since my definition of noir is a philosophical one rather than a stylistic one, similar to Jack Bludis' "screwed", your description of both films places them solidly into that big, black abyss

John Lau

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