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Ernest Hemingway's The Killers (2015, original release: 1946)


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Published: [Irvington, N. Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015] ©2015
Series: Criterion collection
Edition:  Two-DVD special edition
Description:  2 videodiscs (102 min., 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 1681430142, 9781681430140,
Language:  English

From the story by Ernest Hemingway

Originally released as a motion picture in 1946 and 1964

Special features: Disc 1: 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). Disc 2: 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

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. The killers (1964): Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Claude Akins, Norman Fell, Ronald Reagan

Ernest Hemingway's simple but gripping short tale is a model of economical storytelling. Two directors adapted it into unforgettably virile features: 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

DVD, NTSC, region 1, (1.33:1) aspect ratio, Dolby digital, mono

Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing

Ernest Hemingway's The killers Ernest Hemingway's The killers (1946 ; 102 min.) / (1964 ; 94 min.) /

Universal International ; Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc. presents ; Universal Pictures Company, Inc. ; screenplay by Anthony Veiller ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak -- Universal presents ; Revue Productions ; screenplay by Gene L. Coon ; produced and directed by Donald Siegel

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Additional Credits:
Siodmak, Robert, 1900-1973, film director
Veiller, Anthony, 1903-1965, screenwriter
Hellinger, Mark, 1903-1947, film producer
Siegel, Don, 1912-1991, film producer, film director
Coon, Gene L., screenwriter
Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994, actor
Gardner, Ava, 1922-1990, actor
O'Brien, Edmond, 1915-1985, actor
Dekker, Albert, 1905-1968, actor
Levene, Sam, 1905-1980, actor
Barnett, Vince, 1902-1977, actor
Christine, Virginia, 1920-1996, actor
Lambert, Jack, 1920-2002, actor
Brown, Charles D., 1887-1948, actor
McBride, Donald, 1889-1957, actor
McGraw, Charles, 1914-1980, actor
Conrad, William, 1920-1994, actor
Marvin, Lee, actor
Dickinson, Angie, actor
Cassavetes, John, 1929-1989, actor
Gulager, Clu, actor
Akins, Claude, 1918-1994, actor
Fell, Norman, 1924-1998, actor
Reagan, Ronald, actor
Bredell, Elwood, 1884-1976, director of photography
Hilton, Arthur, 1897-1979, film editor
Otterson, Jack, art director
Obzina, Martin, art director
Gausman, R. A. 1892-1963, set designer (Russell A.),
Robinson, E. R., set designer
Brooks, Jack, 1912-1971, lyricist
Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995, composer
Rawlings, Richard L., 1916-1992, director of photography
Arrigo, Frank, art director
Chan, George B., art director
McCarthy, John, Jr., set designer
Redd, James S., set designer
Belding, Richard, 1919-2007, film editor
Colvig, Helen, costume designer
Williams, John, 1932- composer
Mancini, Henry, composer
Raye, Don, composer
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-2018
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Kaminsky, Stuart M., interviewee (expression)
Keach, Stacy, voice actor
Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994, voice actor
Winters, Shelley, voice actor
Tarkovskiĭ, Andreĭ Arsenʹevich, 1932-1986, filmmaker
Gulager, John, filmmaker
Gulager, Tom, filmmaker
Fancher, Hampton, voice actor
Lethem, Jonathan, writer of supplementary textual content
O'Brien, Geoffrey, 1948- writer of supplementary textual content
Universal-International (Firm),
Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc.,
Universal Pictures Company,
Revue Productions,
Criterion Collection (Firm),

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