28 March 2014

The "box scene" from "Kiss Me Deadly"

I watched this classic film noir movie last night. This final sequence, in which the "MacGuffin" is opened, is the most famous scene in the movie.  The video above cuts off too soon; the full effects of "the box" are not apparent until a few moments later, as seen in this other clip: [warning: spoilers in both videos]

The glowing box is reprised in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.  For me an even more vivid parallel would be the opening of the Ark of the Covenant in Raiders of the Lost Ark.


  1. How about opening the trunk in "Repo Man" ? :-)

  2. Great classic with a helluva twist...

  3. One Star Trek episode had such a box, didn't it?


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