The Killing (1956)

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The Killing (1956)

½

( 1 viewing )

Directed by
Stanley Kubrick
Starring
Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, and Vince Edwards
Written by
Stanley Kubrick, Jim Thompson, and Lionel White
Cinematography
Lucien Ballard

Saturday the 14th of January 2012

½ Kubrick's non-linear deconstruction of a meticulously planned racetrack heist is marred by only some awful (supposedly studio-mandated) voice-over narration, and a slightly too strong performance by Marie Windsor. Despite its shortcomings, the film marks an important step in the evolution of the film noir genre, one that bridges the gap between John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1992).

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Directed by
Stanley Kubrick
Starring
Sterling Hayden Coleen Gray Vince Edwards
Written by
Stanley Kubrick Jim Thompson Lionel White
Cinematography
Lucien Ballard
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