Daily Dose of Darkness #17: Deadly Kiss Me (Opening Scene of Kiss Me Deadly) in Summer of Darkness: Investigating Film Noir Posted July 10, 2015 The opening of "Kiss Me Deadly" exemplifies what I love about film noir..the immediacy of the situation, the clear and present danger, the risk taking, the characters..despite Leachman being (sigh) sexy and desperate, she interests me because she has clearly taken some bold action to change whatever situation she was running from...and you are wondering the whole time what that was. Hammer is typical in his jaded roughness, but clearly he is his own man, defying the authorities who are searching for the woman he has just picked up. The viewer is now wondering exactly what HIS motives are. The music playing on the radio threw me off (disorienting)..soft , smooth vocal stylings of Nat King Cole crooning about love. There is no love in this film reality, at least not yet. Then those backwards credits! I cannot wait to watch this film in its entirety. This film was created in 1959, about a ten year jump forward from the last film I watched..The Third Man. What a difference time makes..and I see the importance of viewing the films chronologically, as has been suggested by Eddie M.