28 June 2016
Point Blank is also very violent and in surprising ways. At one point Lee Marvin actually throws a naked man off of a roof! This was, of course, while the PCA was still in power, and so this film must clearly be grouped with those films – The Killing, Bonnie and Clyde – that contributed to the end of the production code. For this we should all be grateful.
One of the coolest things this movie does is recreate the style of a film noir in color. In other words, it uses shadow and the kind of disappearing/reappearing tactics that the noir filmmakers used, even though this is a color film.
And keep a look out for the gay couple that helps Lee Marvin sneak into the apartment complex in act two.
But more than anything, Point Blank just needs to be watched as a brilliant piece of crime cinema. It's perfect.