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Title Ernest Hemingway's The killers [videorecording].

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (102 min., 94 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
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Physical Medium DVD DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical mono Dolby digital 1.0 rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture.
Series The Criterion collection ; 176
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 176.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, (1.33:1) aspect ratio, Dolby digital, mono.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Note Title from container.
Cast 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.
Credits 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.
Note From the story by Ernest Hemingway.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1946 and 1964.
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.
Contents Ernest Hemingway's The killers (1946 ; 102 min. ; black and white) / Universal International ; Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc. presents ; Universal Pictures Company, Inc. ; screenplay by Anthony Veiller ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak -- Ernest Hemingway's The killers (1964 ; 94 min. ; color) / Universal presents ; Revue Productions ; screenplay by Gene L. Coon ; produced and directed by Donald Siegel.
Note 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.
Subject Assassins -- Drama.
Murder for hire -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Film noir.
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author 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. (Russell A.), 1892- set designer.
Robinson, E. R., set designer.
Brooks, Jack, 1912-1971, lyricist.
Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995, composer (expression)
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 (expression)
Mancini, Henry, composer (expression)
Raye, Don, composer (expression)
Wilson, Nancy, 1937- singer.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Killers.
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), production company.
Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc., production company.
Universal Pictures Company, production company.
Revue Productions, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Killers [videorecording]
Container of (work): Killers (Motion picture : 1946)
Container of (work): Killers (Motion picture : 1964)
ISBN 1681430142
Standard No. 715515151016
Music No. CC2502D The Criterion Collection (container)
CC2502D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2502D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)

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