Point Blank

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1967. Vintage studio reference photograph of Lee Marvin and Angie Dickenson from the 1967 film, with mimeo snipe on the verso.

Based on the 1963 novel "The Hunter" by Donald E. Westlake.

Along with "Bonnie and Clyde," "Point Blank" is a foundational late 1960s crime film, setting the stage for the New Hollywood era. A blunt, unapologetic, nihilistic work, one of the gems of early neo-noir, with touches of French New Wave. Viewers and critics have often questioned whether or not the film is really a dream that its protagonist has after he is shot in the very beginning. Director Boorman claims to not have an opinion on the matter, and has said that the film is about the lead character's brutalizing experiences in World War II that had dehumanized him and left him desperately searching for his humanity.

Selected for the National Film Registry in 2016.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

Rosenbaum 1000. Scorcese, A Personal Journey Through American Movies. Spicer Neo-Noir US. Silver and Ward Neo-Noir US. Grant US.

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