Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Fractured Revenge Narrative

by John Boorman

While I was watching Point Blank I kept thinking how it was similar to one of my favourite films, The Limey. Then I noticed that the commentary track featured both John Boorman and Steven Soderbergh, so I knew that it was definitely an influence. While the film is a bit dated, it does feature some amazing shots and a relentless performance by Lee Marvin as a merciless criminal who just wants to get his money back. What also distinguishes the film is that it is a crime thriller, but much of the film is an introspective first-person memory of the protagonist’s past. An overlooked gem for film buffs.

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