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The Resource The killers

The killers

Label
The killers
Title
The killers
Title variation
Ernest Hemingway's The killers
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Ernest Hemingway's simple but gripping short tale "The Killers" is a model of economical storytelling. Two directors adapted it into unforgettably virile features: Robert Siodmak, in a 1946 film that helped define the noir style; and Don Siegel, in a brutal 1964 version that was intended for television but deemed too violent for home audiences and released theatrically instead. The first is poetic and shadowy, the second direct and harsh as daylight, but both get at the heart of Hemingway's existential classic."--Container
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TEFMT
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videorecording
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  • Killers (Motion picture : 1946)
  • Killers (Motion picture : 1964)
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Credits note
  • The killers (1946): director of photography, Woody Bredell ; film editor, Arthur Hilton ; art direction, Jack Otterson, Martin Obzina ; set decorations, Russell A. Gausman, E.R. Robinson ; "The more I know of love" lyrics, Jack Brooks ; music, Miklos Rozsa
  • The killers (1964): director of photography, Richard L. Rawlings ; art directors, Frank Arrigo and George Chan ; set decorations, John McCarthy, James S. Redd ; film editor, Richard Belding ; costumes by Helen Colvig ; music score, Johnny Williams ; song "Too little time", Henry Mancini and Don Raye ; "Too little time" sung by Nancy Wilson
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Language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
  • Cast for The killers (1946): Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene, Vince Barnett, Virginia Christine, Jack Lambert, Charles D. Brown, Donald MacBride, Charles McGraw, William Conrad
  • Cast for The killers (1964): Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Claude Akins, Norman Fell, Ronald Reagan
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  • 1900-1973
  • 1903-1965
  • 1903-1947
  • 1912-1991
  • 1913-1994
  • 1922-1990
  • 1915-1985
  • 1905-1968
  • 1905-1980
  • 1902-1977
  • 1920-1996
  • 1920-2002
  • 1887-1948
  • 1889-1957
  • 1914-1980
  • 1920-1994
  • 1929-1989
  • 1918-1994
  • 1924-1998
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  • Siodmak, Robert
  • Veiller, Anthony
  • Hellinger, Mark
  • Siegel, Don
  • Coon, Gene L.
  • Lancaster, Burt
  • Gardner, Ava
  • O'Brien, Edmond
  • Dekker, Albert
  • Levene, Sam
  • Barnett, Vince
  • Christine, Virginia
  • Lambert, Jack
  • Brown, Charles D.
  • McBride, Donald
  • McGraw, Charles
  • Conrad, William
  • Marvin, Lee
  • Dickinson, Angie
  • Cassavetes, John
  • Gulager, Clu
  • Akins, Claude
  • Fell, Norman
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Bredell, Elwood
  • Hilton, Arthur
  • Otterson, Jack
  • Obzina, Martin
  • Gausman, R. A.
  • Robinson, E. R.
  • Brooks, Jack
  • Rózsa, Miklós
  • Rawlings, Richard L.
  • Arrigo, Frank
  • Chan, George
  • McCarthy, John
  • Redd, James S.
  • Belding, Richard
  • Colvig, Helen
  • Williams, John
  • Mancini, Henry
  • Raye, Don
  • Wilson, Nancy
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Kaminsky, Stuart M.
  • Keach, Stacy
  • Lancaster, Burt
  • Winters, Shelley
  • Tarkovskiĭ, Andreĭ Arsenʹevich
  • Gulager, John
  • Gulager, Tom
  • Fancher, Hampton
  • Lethem, Jonathan
  • O'Brien, Geoffrey
  • Universal-International (Firm)
  • Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc
  • Universal Pictures Company
  • Revue Studios
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
196
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
176
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  • Assassins
  • Murder for hire
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Film noir
  • Crime films
  • Detective and mystery films
  • Film adaptations
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The killers
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Publication
Note
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as motion pictures in 1946 and 1964
  • From the story by Ernest Hemingway
  • Special features: Stuart Kaminsky (interview from 2002 with writer Stuart M. Kaminsky); Source and adaptations: Hemingway's short story (audio recording from 2002 of actor Stacy Keach reading), Screen directors' playhouse (radio adaptation from 1949 of the 1946 film, starring Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters), Andrei Tarkovsky's The killers (short film adaptation); Siodmak trailers: Son of Dracula (1943), Cobra woman (1944), The killers (1946), Cry of the city (1948), Criss cross (1949). Reflections with Clu Gulager (interview from 2002 with actor Clu Gulager filmed by his sons, John and Tom Gulager); Don Siegel on The killers (audio excerpt from Don Siegel's autobiography, A Siegel Film, read by actor and director Hampton Fancher); Trailer. Insert includes essays by novelist Jonathan Lethem and critic Geoffrey O'Brien
Accompanying material
1 fold-out insert.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ernest Hemingway's The killers
  • Universal International ; Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Anthony Veiller ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak
  • (1946 : black & white ; 102 min.)
  • Ernest Hemingway's The killers
  • Universal presents ; screenplay by Gene L. Coon ; produced and directed by Donald Siegel ; Revue Productions
  • (1964 : color ; 94 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (196 min.)
Isbn
9781681430133
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515150910
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
CC2501BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910921448
  • (OCoLC)ocn910921448
  • 972963
System details
  • Blu-ray; region A; monaural, 1.33:1 aspect ratio; requires Blu-ray player
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
The killers
Publication
Note
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as motion pictures in 1946 and 1964
  • From the story by Ernest Hemingway
  • Special features: Stuart Kaminsky (interview from 2002 with writer Stuart M. Kaminsky); Source and adaptations: Hemingway's short story (audio recording from 2002 of actor Stacy Keach reading), Screen directors' playhouse (radio adaptation from 1949 of the 1946 film, starring Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters), Andrei Tarkovsky's The killers (short film adaptation); Siodmak trailers: Son of Dracula (1943), Cobra woman (1944), The killers (1946), Cry of the city (1948), Criss cross (1949). Reflections with Clu Gulager (interview from 2002 with actor Clu Gulager filmed by his sons, John and Tom Gulager); Don Siegel on The killers (audio excerpt from Don Siegel's autobiography, A Siegel Film, read by actor and director Hampton Fancher); Trailer. Insert includes essays by novelist Jonathan Lethem and critic Geoffrey O'Brien
Accompanying material
1 fold-out insert.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ernest Hemingway's The killers
  • Universal International ; Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Anthony Veiller ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak
  • (1946 : black & white ; 102 min.)
  • Ernest Hemingway's The killers
  • Universal presents ; screenplay by Gene L. Coon ; produced and directed by Donald Siegel ; Revue Productions
  • (1964 : color ; 94 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (196 min.)
Isbn
9781681430133
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515150910
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
CC2501BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910921448
  • (OCoLC)ocn910921448
  • 972963
System details
  • Blu-ray; region A; monaural, 1.33:1 aspect ratio; requires Blu-ray player
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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