Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gun Crazy

aka Deadly Is the Female
Joseph H. Lewis, 1949, bw (7.6*)
This is a classic film noir about two marksmen who connect at a circus, where the alluring Peggy Cummins has an Annie Oakley style performance nightly. After the pair get together, the John Dall character wants to go straight, but Miss Starr has a yen for the fast life and spending more money than they have. The only solution is to become armed robbers, so the two go on a Bonnie and Clyde style crime spree. Often innovative directing by Lewis, there's a terrific atmospheric sequence in a fog-filled swamp, as the two are inevitably hunted by law enforcement en masse. Screenplay was really by blacklisted Dalton Trumbo. Even though the Dall character started with guns as a kid, he did not "shoot his eye out", lol..

#583 on our Top Ranked 1000 Films on the Internet compendium

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Pedro Afonso December 18, 2009 at 10:42 AM  

Voting to The 2009's Best Movie

This year, we go one more time realize the voting to The Best Movie of The Year, this year with 60 movies in competition. This year, there will be the voting to the Animation category. (Note: You can vote, giving a click in the banner above the first day post)

Pedro Afonso
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These are the individual film reviews of what I'm considering the best 1000 dvds available, whether they are films, miniseries, or live concerts. Rather than rush out all 1000 at once, I'm doing them over time to allow inclusion of new releases - in fact, 2008 has the most of any year so far, 30 titles in all; that was a very good year for films, one of the best ever.



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