Re: RARA-AVIS: Kiss Me Deadly

From: Patrick King (
Date: 08 Dec 2007

--- "Mark R. Harris" <> wrote:
 "Clumsy" is one of the last words I would use;
> rather it seems
> to me that Robert Aldrich and A.I. Bezzerides are
> supremely confident
> in carrying out their artistic aims, and this
> results in a panache
> that is extraordinary.
******************************************************* Of course you're right, Mark. I used the word "clumsy" to accede to Kevin that I understood his point. The correct description is "heavy handed." KISS ME DEADLY is heavy handed as is TOUCH OF EVIL, THE STRANGER, CITIZEN KANE and almost every film Wells made. But also like them, it is a brilliant viewing experience. When it comes to noir, subtlety is over rated... and maybe nonexistant.

Patrick King

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