If C. Jerry Kutner’s brilliant take* on Micky Spillane’s Mike Hammer in 3-D has whetted your appetite for the “apocalyptic noir” of Kiss Me Deadly (and how could you resist?) click here for the flaming finale of that 1955 classic.
Once you’ve seen the finale, you’ll want to buy the DVD to figure out what the hell just happened. Unfortunately, that won’t help much.
Kiss Me Deadly doesn’t make a whole lot of sense (thermodynamically, it’s a complete crock), but it is a wild ride, and the obvious source for the climax of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Mike’s brand-spanking new 1954 Corvette is enough to make a grown man cry, and director Robert Aldrich tosses in enough spiral staircases to make Alfred Hitchcock green with envy.
*To read Jerry’s piece, go here and scroll down about twenty feet to Tuesday, July 18.