A hitman is witnessed just after a job, and becoming a suspect pushes his employers put a hit out on him.
While I can imagine this being really cool at the time, it certainly isn't any more. It has a slow moody atmosphere with a main character stiff enough to be a walking corpse. It's also just shy of being a silent film.
I only finished watching it because of the similarity Ghost Dog - (1999 movie) has with it, because I like that movie.
2:00 -- Narration.
Il n'y a pas de plus profonde solitude que celle du samouraï si ce n'est celle d'un tigre dans la jungle... peut-être...
-- Le Bushido
(Le Livre Des Samouraï)
There is no greater solitude than that of the samurai, unless it is that of the tiger in the jungle... perhaps...
- .. which is the exact opposite of true. Samurai means "to serve", requiring another.. as in requiring non-solutide.
- 3:00 -- Saturday, April 4 6:00 P.M.
- 4:15 -- Well that's a shithole.
- 5:30 -- Well that's.. odd. I guess maybe that might have been a thing back there and then.
- 13:00 -- God this guy's stiff as fuck.
- 15:30 -- .. and nobody heard that? She was right outside too..
- 16:00 -- .. so I guess he didn't want to show his face, but he still stood out, making that rather difficult.
- 17:00 -- If he wanted to not have gun residue on his hands, then handling the gloves like that would have been a bad idea, as would putting them in his pocket. He took them off inside, leaving prints on handles and such anyway..
- 19:30 -- If that was his alibi, then wouldn't he want to be seen by that guy? Perhaps saying hello would make him more memorable.
- 21:30 -- I'm thinking back to 1967, and it's not German-occupied or anything.. is/was this paper-checking an actual thing? Wow.
- 23:30 -- If this was planned, why wouldn't he perhaps have a different coat and not have a hat at all?
- 26:30 -- Fiance != girlfriend.
- 38:15 -- Why wouldn't an alibi hold up, even against a witness?
- 38:30 -- Sunday, 5:45 A.M.
- 39:15 -- Why would Costello even be a suspect? Did they already have him flagged?
- 47:00 -- I assume he disarmed him.. it was hard to tell.
- Half-way.. and I'm not really into this.
- 48:45 -- Don't the police know where he lives?
- 49:30 -- That's a remarkably light wound.
- 51:30 -- DA = District attorney
- 52:00 -- Sunday, 10:00 P.M.
- 54:15 -- He got his keys out and locked up rather quickly..
- 56:00 -- What is he stupid, going there?
- 1:00:45 -- Why did he try out the larger box?
- 1:02:00 -- God this is a terrible movie. So slow and boring.
- 1:03:45 -- Magnetophon 300
- 1:07:00 -- .. or perhaps she hated the guy.
- 1:07:15 -- Monday, 7:00 A.M.
1:09:45 -- "You've got pluck." ? Pluck?
- 1:10:30 -- Is she supposed to know who "that pianist" is? She never met the woman, and even if she did she'd have to recognize her.
- 1:15:30 -- That box would definitely pick up all the rattling of it being discovered, held, and repositioned.
- 1:20:30 -- 50 men?! That's ridiculous!
- 1:20:30 -- Gallium arsenide
- 1:30:45 -- Why.. why are they tailing him again? This has been going on for so long that I don't know if they ever mentioned anything.
- 1:33:00 -- Do cars not have locks on their doors?
- 1:33:30 -- Wow, good thing he got it on the third key.
- 1:37:30 -- I'm imagining there's a lady's white glove boutique that he frequents.
- 1:38:15 -- Oh now I get it, this is actually a superhero movie and he has the superpower of teleporting guns from his pocket.
- 1:39:15 -- She was right there. She saw him leave his ticket.
- 1:40:15 -- Oh, she hired him.
1:43:15 -- Really? Oh fuck.
- Oh, they weren't just going to start playing again.. because that would have been awkward.