Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid – 1982

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My Review

—A Must See for Any Classics Fan—

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Director: Carl Reiner

The Lowdown

A private detective (Steve Martin) stumbles across an evil organization while investigating a man’s death.

What I Thought

It’s been at least fifteen or twenty years since I’ve seen this one, and I have to say that my appreciation for the film has grown immensely. This is primarily because I’ve now seen almost all of the classic films referenced within the film in the last two decades.

Using clips and splicing in footage from nineteen different films from the Classic Hollywood era (including a trio from Bogart – The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and In a Lonely Place), Director Carl Reiner and leading man Steve Martin have assembled a spoof/parody/homage of the early 30s and 40s Film Noir detective movies. Using over the shoulder shots, intercutting phone conversations, and actually…

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