Friday, May 18, 2012

Point Blank (1967)

Noir alert! This film is based on some prime pulp fiction--a crime novel by Donald Westlake. It stars Lee Marvin as a crook done wrong by his partner who embarks on a quest to take his vengeance. The movie also stars Angie Dickinson and Carroll O'Connor. Sounds like 70s cheese at its finest. Though the movie, which Marvin himself shepherded onto the screen, didn't exactly take the box office by storm when it was released, it has since become a cult classic. I'm really hoping for some overacting, an overwrought soundtrack, and a fun wardrobe. It is allegedly a big influence on Steven Soderbergh, one of my favorite living directors, so my expectations are high!

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