Wednesday, June 15

Repertory Series ArchivePrime Noir of the 1950s

The Killing

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(1956) dir Stanley Kubrick w/Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Ted de Corsia, Mary Windsor, Elisha Cook, Jr. [84 min; 35mm]
Sterling Haden stars as an ex-con out to make a quick buck. The plan involves two million dollars, a racetrack, and the phrase “no-one will get hurt”. Spoiler alert: somebody does. With its use of a non-linear timeline and jazz-tinged score, THE KILLING remains one of the most intense heist films to ever grace the silver screen.

“Arguably Stanley Kubrick’s most perfectly conceived and executed film.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“Characteristically Kubrick in both its mechanistic coldness and its vision of human endeavour undone by greed and deceit, this noir-ish heist movie is nevertheless far more satisfying than most of his later work.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“Underneath The Killing’s clockwork violence is a pungent layer of irony, something Kubrick would further explore many times later in his career.” – Glenn Heath Jr, Slant Magazine


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