Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 81: Thu Mar 21

The Killing (Kubrick, 1956): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.15pm

This 35mm screening is part of the Stanley Kubrick season at the Prince Charles. You can find all the details here.

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 (and above) is the trailer.

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