Usually, each close up is of the same character, and taken from the same angle. He is more ethnic than the hero, and even poorer than the already working class private eye is. His space is filled with phallic symbols, such as the pens on the desk set, and the file cabinets.
The slanted credits cryptically move from the top to the bottom of the screen, yet they must be read backwards from bottom to top.
After one has seen the film, and is familiar with all the characters, these conversations become a lot more meaningful. This is the way mysteries were meant to be filmed.
Aldrich also uses an interior staircase from which Duryea descends during the final confrontation. They just seem incredibly dumb, for openers. There is a transition between a nocturnal city world of the private eye story, to the day time, countryside setting of the action shoot out.
Once again, Hammer is sitting, and occupies the bar; the woman gets the open area behind the bar. Aldrich shows a slightly different over all pattern, of revealing the geometry of the scene. I shot them in cold blood and enjoyed every minute of it.
And there are some circles: The spiral part of the bed frame Hammer encounters in the musical sequence is also a symbol of the interior of the mind. At first, the door leading to the central deep part is closed, and the viewer cannot see it: By contrast, Chloris Leachman is associated with the deep well space receding from the left of the garage.
The Office Scene In the office scene with Velda and Hammer, the perspective effect on the middle and right is enhanced by a checkerboard floor, receding all the way to the door.
You have only one real lasting love. Get me to that bus stop and forget you ever saw me. The audience is encouraged to feel what they are feeling. This space is empty. Soon Hammer will get up from the desk, and move over to a bar in the foreground. The tactics of the bad guys is similar in both films: She reads his name on the registration wrapped around the steering column.
In a snide, sneering mood, the driver, Mike Hammer Ralph Meeker [with a deliberately forceful, pounding, hard phallic name] reveals that he is returning to Los Angeles.Find movie and film cast and crew information for Kiss Me Deadly () - Robert Aldrich on AllMovie10/ Kiss Me Deadly () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
Kiss Me Deadly (), Robert Aldrich's hard-edged, stylistically innovative adaptation of the Mickey Spillane novel, features what may be the most violent and unsympathetic private eye in the history of cinema.
As Mike Hammer, Ralph Meeker is like a bull in a china shop, lurching haphazardly from one deadly encounter to the next, often.
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I am, and was skillfully directed by Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen). the Jury (), Biff Elliot was an adequate Hammer but the movie was hated by critics and movie goers alike. Robert Bray took his turn in My Gun is Quick (), with both his performance and movie was ignored.Download