Friday, 15 July 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 222: Wed Aug 10

The Killing (Kubrick, 1956): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 5.50pm


This brilliant early Stanley Kubrick film is part of a Big Screen Classics season at BFI Southbank. Full details here. The movies is also being screened on August 12th and 15th.

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 Rosenabum

Here (and above) is the trailer. 

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