Wed, 17 Apr 2019 @ 7:00 PM

KISS ME DEADLY Plays Melbourne!

A Robert Aldrich film at Melbourne Cinémathèque.

Its bravura, baroque visual style, array of expressive characterisation, depth of allusion and metaphor confirm Aldrich’s seminal and most-celebrated film as the apocalyptic climax of the initial noir cycle. Portraying Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker) as a fascistic, moody and violent anti-hero caught between organised crime, government forces and the looming Armageddon, its startling mix of brutal pop primitivism, flip ’50s postures and modernist style and technique was a major influence on the nouvelle vague and Quentin Tarantino. Hardboiled script by A. I. Bezzerides.


Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 7:00 PM


Melbourne Cinémathèque
Level 11 220 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000


$27 - $295 (Admission by Melbourne Cinémathèque membership)

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