The Killing Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook, Joe Sawyer

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THE KILLING is a movie co-written and directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1957. Dialogs written by Jim Thompson.
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San Francisco. Sterling Hayden has just gone out of prison and is already planning to rob US$ 2,000,000.- from the local racetrack. Everything seems under control as Hayden and his associates carefully organize the attack. But Elisha Cook's wife, Marie Windsor, learns by her naive husband that he's on the verge of becoming extremely rich and gives the information to her no-good boy-friend who will begin to observe the group's movements.

A very good thriller from Stanley Kubrick with the well-known scene of the killing of the horse during the race.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad If this is a criminal POV story...    -   Armed robbery!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   San Francisco

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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