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The Killing (1956)

The Killing is a fictional story of a meticulously planned racetrack robbery gone wrong, starring Sterling Hayden. This is Kubrick's first full-length feature film shot with a professional cast and crew. Its non-linear narrative had a major influence on later directors, including Quentin Tarantino. The Killing followed many of the conventions of film noir, in both its plotting and cinematography style, and although the genre peaked in the 1940s, many critics regard this film as one of its best. Not a financial success, it still received good reviews, and brought Kubrick and his producer partner, James B. Harris, to the attention of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which offered them its collection of stories from which to choose their next project.

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Directed by Stanley Kubrick Produced by James B. Harris Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick Based on Clean Break by Lionel White Starring Sterling Hayden Coleen Gray Vince Edwards Jay C. Flippen Marie Windsor Ted de Corsia Narrated by Art Gilmore Music by Gerald Fried Cinematography Lucien Ballard Edited by Betty Steinberg Production company Harris-Kubrick Pictures Distributed by United Artists Release dates May 20, 1956 Running time 83 minutes
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The Killing (1956)

The Killing is a fictional story of a meticulously planned racetrack robbery gone wrong, starring Sterling Hayden. This is Kubrick's first full-length feature film shot with a professional cast and crew. Its non- linear narrative had a major influence on later directors, including Quentin Tarantino. The Killing followed many of the conventions of film noir, in both its plotting and cinematography style, and although the genre peaked in the 1940s, many critics regard this film as one of its best. Not a financial success, it still received good reviews, and brought Kubrick and his producer partner, James B. Harris, to the attention of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which offered them its collection of stories from which to choose their next project.

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Directed by Stanley Kubrick Produced by James B. Harris Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick Based on Clean Break by Lionel White Starring Sterling Hayden Coleen Gray Vince Edwards Jay C. Flippen Marie Windsor Ted de Corsia Narrated by Art Gilmore Music by Gerald Fried Cinematography Lucien Ballard Edited by Betty Steinberg Production company Harris-Kubrick Pictures Distributed by United Artists Release dates May 20, 1956 Running time 83 minutes
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