Montag, 28. Mai 2012
The strange love of Martha Ivers (Milestone, 1946) #DTC 979
Although an accident sets the story in motion it is the back story that unfolds during the telling of this noir that makes the dire ending unavoidable. Maybe slightly different from the classical Chandler noir in terms that the protagonist somehow gets away - although not exactly in a good way.
Although some of the scenes felt a bit stagey here and there the film was quite gripping and managed to let me dive into the corrupt world that seems to permeate most of the district, fabulously represented by Kirk Douglas, whose weak nature makes him the perfect nature for a cynic and alcoholic official with a grasp of power.