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It was the best of times... When Tim Marsh has a chance encounter with old high school buddy Don White, his life changes forever. Tim and his wife Wendy quickly find themselves drawn into Don's world, a dizzying orgy of exclusive parties, exotic cars and beautiful women. In the hills high above Hollywood, life is a party that never stops. For Tim, who has struggled since high school, the good times are alluring and seductive. But the good times are not what they seem. As the Marsh's are sucked deeper and deeper into Don's world, they soon discover that they cannot go back. Manipulation and seduction lead to blackmail, deception, and before long, a brutal murder. Tim finds himself at the center of a murder investigation and elaborate insurance scheme involving Don's wife. Dead By Dawn is a cautionary tale about the intoxicating effects of power, money and sex. Written by
Why don't they make movies like this anymore? What happened to B-movies, to erotic thrillers? Dead by Dawn is not a great movie, but it is a competently made, low budget thriller that Hollywood used to make and doesn't anymore.
There is a scene in this movie that is so beautifully photographed and so evocative of film noir that I was blown away. It is the scene, shot at night by the pool, where the main character sneaks into a house via the pool area to have sex with a woman he has wanted for a long time. This is classic stuff. The main character looks a little like Robert Mitchum, and the nighttime shot is lit expertly and beautifully.
Another writer has said that this movie is a ripoff of Consenting Adults with Kevin Kline. There are obvious parallels, but it is far from a rip off.
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