Killer's Kiss is a 1955 American crime film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Kubrick and Howard Sackler. It is the second feature film directed by Kubrick, the first being his 1953 debut feature Fear and Desire. The film stars Jamie Smith, Irene Kane, and Frank Silvera.
April 7, 2022 Subject:
Great atmospherics, okay story line.
Best for 1950s Manhattan cinematography. Failing prize fighter falls for dancer, fights off her sleazy boss and his accomplices in some memorable sequences. Flat dialogue, no frills plot but the characters succeed in driving the action. A quantum leap in Kubrick's progress as a filmmaker.
February 24, 2022 Subject:
Film Noir & crime
Early masterpiece by Stanley Kubrick (it was his second film). As the story quietly unfolds it keeps getting more dramatic and the depth of the caracters is amazing. Some bits have an almost painful lenght, howeverit's well worth it and the atmospheric. The impressions of New York in the 1950s are really unique - especially the chase over the roof-tops and the shabby alleys below.