To put it simply, Shane Black's 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' is a hyper self-reflexive neo-noir meta comedy, a post-modern detective yarn for a generation more interested in referencing Raymond Chandler than actually reading him. Not merely the film that anticipated Robert Downey Jr.'s take on Tony Stark, 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' is also an epic parade of scenes we love where the good bits are great and the great bits are perfect. And even if it never ultimately coheres into a Movie We Love, it does feature Shannyn Sossamon in a pink wig, a lack of which (film scholars agree) is one of 'Double Indemnity's' most widely recognized flaws.
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