Sunday, April 17, 2016

Zippy noir

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Today’s Zippy  pays homage to The Big Combo (dir. Joseph H. Lewis, 1955). In a memorable scene, Mr. Brown (Richard Conte) uses a hearing aid to extract information from Police Lieutenant Leonard Diamond (Cornel Wilde), speaking, shouting, and playing the radio at high volume — it’s jazz, with “crazy drums.” Henchmen Mingo (Earl Holliman) and Fante (Lee Van Cleef) look on. That’s Lippy, Zippy’s “diametrically opposite & anhedonic twin brother,” failing at torture with Kiss.

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