Shane Black has many successes, especially with screenwriting. Some of his best known are LETHAL WEAPON, THE MONSTER SQUAD, and PREDATOR (all 1987), as well as IRON MAN 3 (2013). His sense of humor and his apt work on action scenes has given many of his scripts great praise. But he has directed too including our latest choice to discuss on Cinema A La Carte, KISS KISS BANG BANG (2005).
From Bing: “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir mystery black comedy action thriller film written and directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, and Corbin Bernsen. The script is partially based on the Brett Halliday novel Bodies Are Where You Find Them, and interprets the classic hardboiled literary genre in a tongue-in-cheek fashion. The film was produced by Joel Silver, with Susan Levin and Steve Richards as executive producers.”
With its eclectic cast and Shane Black’s fingers on the script and direction, the neo-noir received excellent reviews on Rottentomatoes. Though a minor film in many involved in the movie, it helped jump each of their careers and has become a cult favorite. Your co-hosts take a look at Mike’s choice to discuss. We give our thoughts and talk about the satire about Hollywood that Black’s script focuses on.