In "Doorway" (also 2011), which shows a scrungy
succession of rooms, patches of incongruously decorative color remain on interior surfaces while an equivalent bit of cerulean sky shows through from the far end of the building.
Finally, I emerged from there, a hazy scrungy
impression on paper that had to be brought to life, somewhat, on clay and then in metal.
This tasty blend of Japanese and American pop culture is the first of a series of films, commissioned for Japanese television, inspired by the character of Mike Hammer, the scrungy
gumshoe created by Mickey Spillane in the early 1950s, and mostly remembered for being the protagonist of Robert Aldrich's cold war thriller "Kiss Me Deadly.
If you've got a really scrungy
, mucked-up, filthy barrel, be prepared for a very dirty BoreSnake after a time or three through the paces.
She moves into his scrungy
apartment and nurses him through the horrors of his craving (scenes that make similar sequences in other films about addiction look tame by comparison) and eventually, inevitably, they fall in love.
And Darrel's apartment happens to be in a scrungy
section of Notting Hill (far more realistically portrayed than in the Hugh Grant-Julia Roberts fantasy), where the annual street carnival has put plenty of other undesirables in play.
Heavily influenced by the comic bleakness of "Clerks" and by the female bitchery of "Muriel's Wedding," "Dags" is amiable enough in a scrungy
kind of way.