confusing mess


Couldn't follow it and eventually got bored and gave up with 45 long, boring minutes to go. Too many characters and confusing. Didn't like it one bit, though I usually like noir and movies from this era.

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Its one of the best. Perhaps you weren't paying proper attention? I never found it confusing in the slightest.

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Never found it confusing either. Complex, demanding one pay attention and listen. But confusing? No.

It's been long time since I've seen "a mess" this good.

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I agree, romefan123.

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"Too many characters?!" "Boring?" Well, I won't try to change your opinion but I WILL stick to my own opinions that you're wrong about the first (most movies have as many or many more characters than featured in MURDER, MY SWEET) and that your attention span today might be more seasoned in another five or ten years from now, after which, perhaps you'll get more out of this movie with a second viewing.

Don't take it as an insult with my "short attention span" theory. It's true of everybody at one time or another. I've seen quite a few flicks I either didn't like much or thought were okay but mediocre; but increased age has heightened my appreciation and perceptions of those same films that hadn't impressed me when I was younger.

Okay folks, show's over, nothing to see here!

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Stay away from The Big Sleep (1946) then, if this was too much for you. I'm surprised you like noir then since a lot called the best are most valuable as nigh-incomprehensible mood-pieces. Like Kiss Me Deadly and The Asphalt Jungle as further examples.

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Well put re "The Big Sleep" (1946) and many other so called "film noirs". The plots can be convoluted and confusing, in many instances intentionally. Actually, in my opinion "The Asphalt Jungle" has a rather straightforward narrative (comparatively speaking).

Some critics argue that the plots are secondary and the films are all about atmosphere, cinematic techniques and characterizations.

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Maybe, but the film just isn't moody and atmospheric enough or the characters interesting enough.

Noir is very subjective. I like some of the highly rated titles but am indifferent to others. It's all about whether the mood and characters click with me.

At least this one was well acted and overall a good film, if slightly over-rated.



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I could see someone being confused first time through especially when important characters like Amthor are discussed before their first appearance on screen. Also, one of the characters has a dual identity.

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It seemed reasonably easy enough to follow.

It's that man again!!

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OP, you need to stick with movies that have special effects and things that go boom.

Not hard to follow at all.

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I guess to some people "Murder, My Sweet" is a gray web made by a thousand spiders.

They sit like a toad on a rock until a dark puddle opens up at their feet and the fall into the bottomless hole.

The movie seems boring and slow because they don't make that kind of time in watches.

They get smoke instead of pink snakes LOL

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Next time skip the purple micro dot in your pre-movie preparations. A little liquor is okay, but don't overdue it.


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I was confused the first time I saw this movie. But if you like noir, please re-watch this one. It is good and the complications do dissolve with time.

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