Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 233: Tue Aug 21

The Killing (Kubrick, 1956): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm
This superb Stanley Kubrick film is screening as part of the Prince Charles Cinema's classics season.

Chicago Reader review:
'Arguably Stanley Kubrick's most perfectly conceived and executed film, this 1956 noirish thriller utilizes an intricate overlapping time structure to depict the planning and execution of a plot to steal $2 million from a racetrack. Adapted by Kubrick from Lionel White's Clean Break, with an extraordinary gallery of B players: Sterling Hayden, Marie Windsor, J.C. Flippen, Elisha Cook Jr., Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Ted de Corsia, Joe Sawyer, and the unforgettable Timothy Carey. Orson Welles was so taken with this film that after seeing it he declared Kubrick could do no wrong; not to be missed.'Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here is the trailer.

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