The Killing is a 1956 film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Sterling Hayden and Elisha Cook, Jr. Cook is a favorite with us. Rodney Dangerfield has an uncredited role in this, his first film. A lesser known noir, it deserves more attention and is well worth watching.
free via YouTube, but it's "age-restricted" for some reason so you'll have to click through to YouTube to watch it:
Roger Ebert has it on his list of Great Movies. Filmsite calls it "a stylish but stark film noir crime drama, and the definitive heist-caper movie". The Criterion Collection calls it "one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs". Turner Classic Movies has an overview. Rotten Tomatoes has a 96% critics concensus score.
I'm drinking my usual cuppa coffee (no whitener, no sugar):
Please share your own drink and join us at the T Stands for Tuesday blogger gathering.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
The Killing (1956)
Posted by Divers and Sundry at 2:00 AM
Labels: Film, film noir, Tea/Coffee, video
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...a bit too stark for me.ReplyDelete
Noir coffee. Happy T DayReplyDelete
No whitener! I hate those powdered fake creamers. Real cream or I drink it black, too. That's a beautiful springtime mug.ReplyDelete
I know you schedule ahead of time, but the very title of today's film is a bit chilling. One of your buffoon congressmen said no amount of gun restrictive laws could have prevented what happened (yesterday) in Nashville. I bet he has no children!
Thanks fr sharing this film and your beautiful mug filled with coffee with us for T this Tuesday, dear.
By "whitener" I mean any and all whitening ingredients including real milk, half and half or cream.Delete
I'll bet he has children. They're fanatics around here.
I'm going to watch this. I really like Rohdney and to see his first film would be interesting. Love the coffe cup too. Have a great day today.ReplyDelete
You have the prettiest cups and mugs-Happy TReplyDelete
As Bleubeard says, posts are created a head of time ... life imitating art. Another school shooting & seeing the Governor's Christmas card photo, makes a chilly statement of what's important ... I'll say no more. Nice mug.ReplyDelete
I think I will enjoy this! Enjoy your coffee! ValerieReplyDelete
I haven't heard the term whitener before. I assumed it meant milk and then I read Elizabeth's comment. And that is another cool mug. You had a great collection. Happy T day Nita.ReplyDelete
Video is not available, sad...ReplyDelete
I sadly cannot have coffee anymore, my stomach hurts from it. Gah! Have a happy T-Day!
CJ is too funny .. Noir Coffee.... lol I need both sugar and 'whitener ' in my coffee! Happy T day! Hugs! debReplyDelete
This is probably not for me. However, it always amazes me that you find these rare movies. Thank you for sharing them with us.ReplyDelete
Great looking cuppa. I watched part of it with the sound down low as hubby has the boring news on, and it made it even seem darker - lol. The best part was when that guy shot the horse and then the policeman shot him and a horseshoe magically appeared by/in the tire. So strange to see all those people smoking...funny how times change. Happy T-day and hugzReplyDelete
Yes, black coffee goes with a 'noir' film.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the recommendation! I'll pass on the coffee!ReplyDelete
I am not a Stanley Kubrick fan. Your cup is pretty. Happy T day.ReplyDelete
Your cup of coffee looks great and it is a lovely mug too. Anyway, I don't like black coffee without sugar. I usually add more sugar if I drink coffee without creamer :)ReplyDelete
Sorry for my late T-comment as I had issue with blogger commenting.
Have a great day!