Posts Tagged ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’

I Don’t Discuss My Process – The Making of the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender

Mittwoch, Dezember 30th, 2009

Judging by the astronomical visitor figures of the last four weeks and the unprecedented poll participation, many people have enjoyed reading the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender (Trademark pending). And if DVD extras are any indication, what people like even more than being entertained, is a view behind the scenes, at how the film (or the Adventskalender) was made. So here are ten things you might not have known about the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender – my personal trade secrets, so to speak. And they are certainly good advice for anyone undertaking such a great venture. (weiterlesen …)

Adventskalender 14

Montag, Dezember 14th, 2009

Click the link to open the fourteenth door. Klick auf den Link, um das vierzehnte Türchen zu öffnen.

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – Minute Movie Review

Samstag, Oktober 24th, 2009


Petty criminal Harry is promised to be the next big star in Hollywood, but for that to become true, he has to take detective lessons with Gay Perry. But what starts out innocently enough soon turns into a major murder mystery, when they pull a dead girl from the trunk of a sinking car. But before Perry has a chance to put it right, Harry gets them further involved to impress his high school crush Harmony. Written and directed by Shane Black, best known for creating the Lethal Weapon franchise, the film is a crime comedy that is often bracingly funny, has a very complicated plot that could be right out of a hard-boiled detective story (yet is well aware of that), and is carried by a wonderful Robert Downey Jr. in the lead role.

Random Observations:

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang at the IMDb

This is a typical example of a film I want to love, but can’t. There are so many great ideas here, there is so much I enjoy, and yet ultimately the experience is spoiled by some minor things, most of which I can’t even name yet alone explain. This is also why I watched the film again – hoping to like it more the second time around. I didn’t.

The film is “based in part” on a novel called “Bodies Are Where You Find Them”. I can’t help but wonder which part.