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Overlooked Gem in the Michael Caine Catalog!!,
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This review is from: Pulp (DVD)
This is actually one of my Favorite Michael Caine films; a Gleeful send up of Pulp Fiction/Paperback writers and Grade Z Crime Films....The film begins on a great tongue in cheek note; with Michael Caine's dry as a bone writer's narration juxtaposed with a pitch perfect George Martin/Euro /Morricone Score; setting the scene....Caine plays Mickey King; Paperback Pulp Fiction Sleazoid Writer; living a layabout life in tropical exile on the island of Malta.... And suddenly; He gets pulled into a labrynthine murder mystery ; involving exiled Mobsters and Illegal Masonic Lodge goings on....... Basically; it's One Big Shaggy Dog Story; and if you are willing to take the ride; it's quite an entertaining diversion....Great Malta locations; Awesome acting support from Mickey Rooney and Lizabeth Scott make for a nice bout of Cinematic Escapisim...Michael Caine Really seems to be enjoying not taking himself too seriously here!!