RARA-AVIS: Re: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

From: Dave Zeltserman ( dz@hardluckstories.com)
Date: 03 May 2008

Very entertaining + clever movie, and what I liked most about it was the way it made fun of all the cliches and conventions found in most hardboiled PI novels.

--Dave Z.

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Vorzimmer" <jvorzimmer@...> wrote:
> Finally got around to seeing Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. An interesting
homage to
> film noir, pulp fiction and 50s PBOs. Starting with the opening
scene with
> Robert Downey Jr standing at the edge of a swimming pool in L.A.
> narrates the opening of the film in a style that echoes Sunset
> there are allusions and references to pulp fiction and film noir
> out. The story itself is based on the Brett Halliday book Bodies
Are Where
> You Find Them. The movie itself is divided in chapters with names
of Raymond
> Chandler books. The reference to a paperback series character
called Johnny
> Gossamer is based on Mike Shayne and Shell Scott and, in fact, the
> paperbacks they show are redesigned Mike Shayne novels with the
name Johnny
> Gossamer on them instead.
> Very funny movie and well worth renting.
> Jeff

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