Kiss Me Deadly 1955 M
6.00PM Wed 12 Apr 2017 (1hr 46mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
Few noir films come as brutal and mean as Robert Aldrich's Kiss Me Deadly. An adaptation of a Mickey Spillane novel, Kiss Me Deadly finds Ralph Meeker as Mike Hammer, a sleazy private eye who stumbles into an apocalyptic conspiracy tinged with Cold War paranoia. Aldrich strips off all the fat from the story and keeps it barreling along faster than its characters can keep up with. He also strips any easy heroism away from the film's protagonist; Hammer is no arbiter of justice, he is just another perpetrator of violence in a scheme much bigger than he could have ever imagined.
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 106 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: ROBERT ALDRICH / SCRIPT: A.I. BEZZERIDES / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY MICKEY SPILLANE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ERNEST LASZLO / EDITOR: MICHAEL LUCIANO / CAST: RALPH MEEKER, ALBERT DEKKER, PAUL STEWART, WESLEY ADDY / MUSIC: FRANK DE VOL / PRODUCTION COMPANIES: PARKLANE PICTURES INC. / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP (DIGITAL CINEMA PACKAGE)
M | Medium Level Violence