Tuesday, 18 May 2010
One Of Those Moments - "Grosse Pointe Blank" (Part 2)
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997 - George Armitage)
Not moments after Martin Blank holds that smiling little baby boy, he's brought right back to his real life - being a professional killer. He strolls by his old locker and runs into a nemesis who has been sent to rub him out. What follows is a short, but wonderfully brutal fight against the locker bay. Perfectly matched to The English Beat's driving "Mirror In The Bathroom" (apologies to those who knew them as The Beat - I first knew them with the additional monicker attached), it feels quite authentic.
After clearing his mind for a few moments with the baby and possibly even imagining a new life with his old girlfriend, Blank is right back where he started. His face is filled with resignation as he unwillingly dispatches his would-be-killer.