Re: RARA-AVIS: Kiss Me Deadly

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 08 Dec 2007

--- In, Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:

> 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.

There are no rules. You can milk a noir situation or not milk it; this is no indication of how successful the result will be. There are plenty of examples of great over the top noir and also great examples of very spare noir.



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