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Re: Concerning KISS ME DEADLY
Posted by Wisconsin Mark on 8/16/2015, 9:55 am, in reply to "Re: Concerning KISS ME DEADLY"
Jack Shadoian makes a lot of similar points in his superb chapter about KMD in Dreams and Dead Ends. People like Mike Hammer. They help him. He is a louse in certain ways, but he is not the source of evil in the film.
I find it instructive how well Hammer gets along with the African-Americans and indeed all the non-WASPs in the movie. He has a nasty streak for sure, useful in his work, but he is very far from the world's worst person, and he has considerable social skills.