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Movie Details

Title:   Pickup on South Street
Director:   Sam Fuller
Year:   1953
Genre:   Noir
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   12.08.07

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
12.08.07Alamo RitzThis Screening is part of event: Butt-Numb-A-Thon 9
fake title: Kiss Me Deadly

Harry continues with his political theming. OK by me because it means I get to see this in a theater. YAY! People around me didn't like it but screw them. this shit is good. They still winced during the fight scenes, which I think are really great and, one beat where Widmark waits to get punched aside, a nice example of how to stage fighting realistically and effectively.

-A Bomb for a Dictator
-some weird Will Rogers Institute Child Immunization thing
-Mr. No Legs

The movie:
Probably one of my favorite noirs. I love Widmark in this and Jean Peters is tre sexy in a trashy way. Of course it's known for Thelma Ritter's performance which is also great. I basically love how lean it is and tough. Widmark's seductive way of playing Peters is great and everybody's specific criminal code is awesome. Great to see it in a theater, just wish some of these great old movies were new to me. (i know, whaa whaa not obscure enough for ya)
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