History Literature / MikeHammer

10th Mar '17 2:25:46 PM Kadorhal
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* FinalExchange: In the end of the novel ''I the Jury'', Hammer shoots the killer, Charlotte Bennett, in cold blood.
--> '''Bennet:''' How could you?
--> '''Hammer:''' It was easy.

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* FinalExchange: In the end of the novel ''I the Jury'', Hammer shoots the killer, Charlotte Bennett, [[spoiler:Charlotte Bennett]], in cold blood.
--> '''Bennet:''' -->'''[[spoiler:Bennet]]:''' How could you?
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you?\\
'''Hammer:''' It was easy.



* IResembleThatRemark: Hammer spends an entire paragraph describing how no-one, from the biggest politician to the hardest con, would dare backchat corrupt cop Dilwick because he's a crude, murderous thug who enjoys dishing out violence and bloodshed. No-one except Mike Hammer that is; "Because I'm that way myself".

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* IResembleThatRemark: Hammer spends an entire paragraph describing how no-one, no one, from the biggest politician to the hardest con, would dare backchat corrupt cop Dilwick because he's a crude, murderous thug who enjoys dishing out violence and bloodshed. No-one No one except Mike Hammer Hammer, that is; "Because I'm that way myself".
9th Feb '17 11:57:22 AM morenohijazo
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* FinalExchange: In the end of the novel ''I the Jury'', Hammer shoots the killer, Charlotte Bennett, in cold blood.
--> '''Bennet:''' How could you?
--> '''Hammer:''' It was easy.
22nd Jan '17 2:49:28 AM Morgenthaler
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Hardboiled private detectives are expected to be [[KnightInSourArmor world-weary and cynical]]; [[AwesomeMcCoolname Mike Hammer]] however is [[{{Eagleland}} patriotic]] and fueled by rage at the evils of society. Hammer doesn't just bend the law; [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he holds it in complete contempt,]] [[KnightTemplar often dishing out brutal beatings or appointing himself]] JudgeJuryAndExecutioner. Spillane would go on to create other characters, like Film/JamesBond expy Tiger Mann, but Mike Hammer is his most well known creation. The novels revel in brutal violence and (though tame by today's standards) contained more sex than the competition. Critics (both then and now) have savaged them unrelentingly, yet they continue to be popular. In 1980 Spillane was responsible for seven of the top 15 all-time bestselling fiction titles in America, and his books have been adapted into film, TV and radio productions. The 1955 ''Film/KissMeDeadly'' is regarded as a classic of FilmNoir.

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Hardboiled private detectives are expected to be [[KnightInSourArmor world-weary and cynical]]; [[AwesomeMcCoolname Mike Hammer]] however is [[{{Eagleland}} patriotic]] and fueled by rage at the evils of society. Hammer doesn't just bend the law; [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he holds it in complete contempt,]] [[KnightTemplar often dishing out brutal beatings or appointing himself]] JudgeJuryAndExecutioner. Spillane would go on to create other characters, like Film/JamesBond expy Tiger Mann, but Mike Hammer is his most well known creation. The novels revel in brutal violence and (though tame by today's standards) contained more sex than the competition. Critics (both then and now) have savaged them unrelentingly, yet they continue to be popular. In 1980 Spillane was responsible for seven of the top 15 all-time bestselling fiction titles in America, and his books have been adapted into film, TV and radio productions. The 1955 ''Film/KissMeDeadly'' is regarded as a classic of FilmNoir.
FilmNoir. In the 1980s-90s version Mike was portrayed by Creator/StacyKeach.
22nd Jan '17 2:46:53 AM Morgenthaler
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22nd Jan '17 2:38:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* IndecisiveParody: The Stacy Keach version, which is too serious to be a straight-up farce, but most of it is played incredibly tongue in cheek.

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* IndecisiveParody: The Stacy Keach version, which is too serious to be a straight-up farce, farce of FilmNoir, but most of it is played incredibly tongue in cheek.
22nd Jan '17 2:33:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* IncrediblyLamePun: In ''Kiss Me, Deadly'' Hammer kills two Mafia hoods who try taking him for a ride, leaving them under a sign saying DEAD END.


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* VisualPun: In ''Kiss Me, Deadly'' Hammer kills two Mafia hoods who try taking him for a ride, leaving them under a sign saying DEAD END.
22nd Jan '17 2:31:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* IndecisiveParody: The Stacy Keach version, which is too serious to be a straight-up farce, but most of it is played incredibly tongue in cheek.
21st Jan '17 2:07:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* RetroUniverse: The TV version with Stacy Keach is clearly set in the 1990s (the Cold War is over, and Mike makes use of personal computers), but fashions and societal mores are still in the 1940s.
5th Oct '16 1:52:29 AM foxley
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* LetterboxArson: One episode of the 1957 TV series has an extortion racket demand "protection fees" against arson. Those that don't pay have hydrogen gas pumped into their heating oil intake, where it seeps out, filling the workspaces. The ignition source is the ringer relay on the rotary-dial telephones.
9th Jan '16 11:51:29 AM StFan
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* GeniusBruiser: Mike is pretty strong and tough, and quite intelligent. He's reasonably literate, too--enough to quote ''Theater/{{Hamlet}}'', at least.

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* GeniusBruiser: Mike is pretty strong and tough, and quite intelligent. He's reasonably literate, too--enough too -- enough to quote ''Theater/{{Hamlet}}'', ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', at least.
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