History Film / KissMeDeadly

16th Jul '17 8:49:17 PM DanielCase
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* KansasCityShuffle: Averted and lampshaded by Hammer saying the bomb he and Nick find shortly after opening up the car's hood is "the one we were meant to find."
13th Jul '17 5:23:32 AM jormis29
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1955 FilmNoir adaptation of the CrimeFiction novel by Mickey Spillane, directed by Robert Aldrich (''Film/TheDirtyDozen'', ''Film/WhateverHappenedToBabyJane'') and starring Ralph Meeker as UsefulNotes/LosAngeles PrivateDetective Literature/MikeHammer.

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1955 FilmNoir adaptation of the CrimeFiction novel by Mickey Spillane, directed by Robert Aldrich Creator/RobertAldrich (''Film/TheDirtyDozen'', ''Film/WhateverHappenedToBabyJane'') and starring Ralph Meeker as UsefulNotes/LosAngeles PrivateDetective Literature/MikeHammer.
16th May '17 7:01:03 PM AnotherGuy
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* HeManWomanHater: Hammer. He's worse in the novel.
5th Apr '17 4:29:30 PM bt8257
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* AntiHero: One of the reasons that Mickey Spillane didn't like the film was because it made the anti-heroic but otherwise moral Mike Hammer into an amoral, narcissistic dick.

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* AntiHero: One AdaptationalVillainy: This film did not do Mike Hammer any favors. Whereas in the books Hammer was merely a standard Private Eye ({{Jerkass}} at times, but otherwise good), this movie made him a goddamn {{sadist}}! He's honestly not much better than the people he's up against. Its one of the reasons that Mickey Spillane didn't like the film was because it made the anti-heroic but otherwise moral Mike Hammer into an amoral, narcissistic {{narcissist}}ic dick.



* TookALevelInJerkass: This film did not do Mike Hammer any favors. Whereas in the books Hammer was merely a standard Private Eye (JerkAss at points but otherwise good), this movie made him a goddamn {{sadist}}! He's honestly not much better than the people he's up against.
5th Apr '17 4:23:21 PM bt8257
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* AdaptationalVillainy: This film did not do Mike Hammer any favors. Whereas in the books Hammer was merely a standard Private Eye (JerkAss at points but otherwise good), this movie made him a goddamn {{sadist}}! He's honestly not much better than the people he's up against.


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* TookALevelInJerkass: This film did not do Mike Hammer any favors. Whereas in the books Hammer was merely a standard Private Eye (JerkAss at points but otherwise good), this movie made him a goddamn {{sadist}}! He's honestly not much better than the people he's up against.
5th Apr '17 4:08:00 PM bt8257
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* AntiHero: One of the reasons that Mickey Spillane didn't like the film was because it made the anti-heroic but otherwise moral Mike Hammer into an amoral, narcissistic bully.

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* AntiHero: One of the reasons that Mickey Spillane didn't like the film was because it made the anti-heroic but otherwise moral Mike Hammer into an amoral, narcissistic bully.dick.



* TheCoroner: Mike tries to bribe one to get a key from him. When the coroner tries to more money from him Mike slams his fingers in his desk drawer until he gives it to him.

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* TheCoroner: Mike tries to bribe one to get a key from him. When the coroner tries to get more money from him him, Mike slams his fingers in his a desk drawer until he gives it to him.
5th Apr '17 4:05:43 PM bt8257
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* AdaptationalVillainy: This film did not do Mike Hammer any favors. Whereas in the books Hammer was merely a standard Private Eye (JerkAss at points but otherwise good), this movie made him a goddamn [[TheSadist sadist]]! He's honestly not much better than the people he's up against.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: This film did not do Mike Hammer any favors. Whereas in the books Hammer was merely a standard Private Eye (JerkAss at points but otherwise good), this movie made him a goddamn [[TheSadist sadist]]! {{sadist}}! He's honestly not much better than the people he's up against.



* {{Deconstruction}}: Director Aldrich and the screenwriter deconstructs the HardboiledDetective character, depicting him as an amoral, vicious narcissist.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Director Robert Aldrich and the screenwriter deconstructs A.I. Bezzerides deconstruct the HardboiledDetective character, depicting him as an amoral, vicious narcissist.a vicious, amoral {{narcissist}}.



* KungFoley: Some earthshattering blows when Hammer fights two mooks on the beach.

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* KungFoley: Some earthshattering earth-shattering blows when Hammer fights two mooks on the beach.



* SwallowTheKey: Christine leaves Mike a note which leads to him fgurig out that she swallowed something to hide it from the bad guys. Sure enough, he retrieves a key from the coronoer.

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* SwallowTheKey: Christine leaves Mike a note which leads to him fgurig figuring out that she swallowed something to hide it from the bad guys. Sure enough, he retrieves a key from the coronoer.coroner.
5th Apr '17 3:50:31 PM bt8257
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->'''Christina Bailey:''' You have only one real lasting love. \\
'''Literature/MikeHammer:''' Now who could that be? \\

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->'''Christina Bailey:''' You have only one real lasting love. \\
'''Literature/MikeHammer:''' Now who could that be? \\be?\\



* AdaptationalVillainy: This film did not do Mike Hammer any favors. Whereas in the books Hammer was merely a standard Private Eye (JerkAss at points but otherwise good), this movie made him a goddamn sadist! He's honestly not much better than the people he's up against.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: This film did not do Mike Hammer any favors. Whereas in the books Hammer was merely a standard Private Eye (JerkAss at points but otherwise good), this movie made him a goddamn sadist! [[TheSadist sadist]]! He's honestly not much better than the people he's up against.



* ArtisticLicensePhysics: [[spoiler:The "Great Whatsit" is clearly meant to contain unstable radioactive isotopes of a sort. But the way it behaves is more in the direction of GreenRocks than an actual nuclear reaction.]]

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: [[spoiler:The "Great Whatsit" is clearly meant to contain unstable radioactive isotopes of a sort. But the way it behaves is more in the direction of GreenRocks than an actual nuclear reaction.]]



* CreativeClosingCredits: Opening credits, that is. They're shown in reverse order, descending from the top of the screen in a scroll. Meeker's credit appears like this:

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* CreativeClosingCredits: [[InvertedTrope Opening credits, that is. is.]] They're shown in reverse order, descending from the top of the screen in a scroll. Meeker's credit appears like this:



* JerkAss: Mike, especially the scene where he breaks a valuable opera record of someone he's questioning.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Mike, especially the scene where he breaks a valuable opera record of someone he's questioning.
1st Feb '17 8:36:37 PM MarkLungo
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1955 FilmNoir adaptation of the CrimeFiction novel by Mickey Spillane, directed by Robert Aldrich (''Film/TheDirtyDozen'', ''Film/WhateverHappenedToBabyJane'') and starring Ralph Meeker as Los Angeles PrivateDetective Literature/MikeHammer.

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1955 FilmNoir adaptation of the CrimeFiction novel by Mickey Spillane, directed by Robert Aldrich (''Film/TheDirtyDozen'', ''Film/WhateverHappenedToBabyJane'') and starring Ralph Meeker as Los Angeles UsefulNotes/LosAngeles PrivateDetective Literature/MikeHammer.
1st Feb '17 8:34:10 PM MarkLungo
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Spillane didn't much care for the film, as it actually deconstructed his macho, tough guy creation and differed from the original story by involving UsefulNotes/ColdWar espionage and a nuclear MacGuffin. Originally unsuccessful upon its, theatrical release it is now considered one of the classic examples of FilmNoir and was later cited as influential among directors of the FrenchNewWave and also Creator/QuentinTarantino when he made ''Film/PulpFiction''.

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Spillane didn't much care for the film, as it actually deconstructed his macho, tough guy creation and differed from the original story by involving UsefulNotes/ColdWar espionage and a nuclear MacGuffin. Originally unsuccessful upon its, its theatrical release release, it is now considered one of the classic examples of FilmNoir and was later cited as influential among directors of the FrenchNewWave and also Creator/QuentinTarantino when he made ''Film/PulpFiction''.



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