You know we’re talking about a master filmmaker when this channel has already covered more than half of the man's titles and we’re only now getting to this gritty crime classic. The Killing was early in Stanley Kubrick's career, so he wasn’t yet at the top of his game as he would be for the next 40+ years. Still, there’s plenty of examples of the technical prowess that would come to be trademark Kubrick. Fittingly, the complex plot even resembles a chess game. We weren’t seeing eye to eye about the work of tough-but-sometimes-sweet Sterling Hayden or the ultra-fatal femme fatale Marie Windsor. We DID see eye to eye that the best part of the movie is the last half-hour. So get your listening device ready and make a clean break out to the race track as the 405th Ellises’ Analysis talks about The Killing.

Well, Actually: Elisha Cook Jr. is named Mr. Micklas (not “Nicklas”) and is the landlord at the Dakota Building in Rosemary’s Baby.

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