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Kiss Me Deadly Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ralph Meeker, Paul Stewart, Cloris Leachman, Maxine Cooper, Albert Dekker, Jack Elam

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Based on a Mickey Spillane novel, KISS ME DEADLY has been produced and directed by Robert Aldrich in 1955.

Mike Hammer, a L.A. private investigator, helps Christina Bailey to run away from the police that claims she is a lunatic. But, before he can let her go safe, they are caught by a bunch of tough guys who torture Christina to death and severely injure the detective. Soon, the local and federal polices stress Mike Hammer to say all he knows about the girl.

A masterpiece, violent and innovative.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Script Analysis of Kiss Me Deadly

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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Kind of mystery?    -   hard boiled/private eye Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals killing each other    -   bad criminals on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   radiation    -   crushed    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Is this movie based on a    -   book

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