Friday, 10 September 2010

Drugs kill

Romain Gary's film 1971 'Kill!' has been on my must see list for years and, thanks to a friend, I finally tracked down a rather dodgy copy only a few weeks ago. It's an action packed, occasionally psychedelic film about the international drugs trade with an all star cast and a few surprises, not least this quite bonkers sequence where the somewhat ambiguous goodies catch up with the much less ambiguous baddies.

It's a shame that James Mason wasn't given a machine gun and a load of drugs in more films. A leather clad Stephen Boyd and the fanciable but troubled Jean Seberg lay down covering fire. Badly.

1 comment:

A Sound Awareness said...

I saw this film years ago and this has just 'sparked' a memory of weird this scene was first time around! Silly stuff indeed!