History Literature / MikeHammer

11th Nov '17 10:28:08 AM eroock
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In 1947 comic book writer Mickey Spillane and his wife needed money to buy a new house. Hoping to add to his funds, Spillane wrote a novel in just nineteen days called "I, the Jury". It introduced the world to HardboiledDetective Mike Hammer, and sold six and a half million copies in the United States alone.

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In 1947 comic book writer Mickey Spillane and his wife needed money to buy a new house. Hoping to add to his funds, Spillane wrote a novel in just nineteen days called "I, ''I, the Jury".Jury''. It introduced the world to HardboiledDetective Mike Hammer, and sold six and a half million copies in the United States alone.
11th Nov '17 10:27:17 AM eroock
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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. In the 1980s-90s version Mike was portrayed by Creator/StacyKeach.

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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. In the 1980s-90s version Mike was portrayed by Creator/StacyKeach.
29th Jul '17 7:00:54 AM eroock
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->''Pulp writing at its worst was never as bad as this stuff.''

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->''Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar... If the public likes you, you're good.''

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->''Those ->''"Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar... If the public likes you, you're good.''"''
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.
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