Monday (4/25/11) 4:55pm - ... wherein Peter writes some notes about The Killers.
The noir cast has been watching noir movies lately, to prepare for the noir show. I finished watching The Killers the other day, and as I watched I took notes about things that might be useful to the show. I figured I'd post my notes.
This is probably not of general interest.
Opening someplace ominous = neat
We really need to be willing to act like complete dickwads more often.
I like how this opening sequence sets up the very real and explicit possibility of a sympathetic character getting killed.
I like the significant look between two characters who *shouldn't
know each other.
Really, *any* innocuous exchange can become 'gratuitously charged'
Either sexually, violently, or ambiguously
We still haven't sorted out how to place phone calls in the late 40s, have we?
Interesting collection of flashbacks
Dunno if we could do that structure, though.
We need more insurance employees.
I love his "this wasn't a two-for-a-nickel shooting" speech.
Again, we can spin out theories like this at any time in a show.
I love introducing the Lieutenant by having him do some furniture work on his roof.
A great nickname we've overlooked: "Blinky"
A scene can take a good, long time to get around to its conflict/question.
Not enough card games in our show.
Wow -- they don't get to the caper 'til 50 minutes in....