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Ernest Hemingway's The killers

Author: Robert SiodmakDon SiegelMark HellingerAnthony VeillerMilton GeigerAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2003.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 176.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : [Fullscreen presentationView all editions and formats
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Melodramatic thrillers based on the Hemingway story about two hit men and their target, who accepts his fate as though he were already dead.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Film noir
Detective and mystery films
Crime films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Radio adaptations
Short films
Audiobooks
National Film Registry
Mystery films
Audio adaptations
Drama
Film adaptations
Personal narratives
Named Person: Ernest Hemingway; Ernest Hemingway
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Siodmak; Don Siegel; Mark Hellinger; Anthony Veiller; Milton Geiger; Burt Lancaster; Ava Gardner; Gene L Coon; Angie Dickinson; John Cassavetes; Ronald Reagan; Clu Gulager; Shelley Winters; William Conrad; Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ; Ernest Hemingway; Jonathan Lethem; Geoffrey O'Brien; Universal Pictures Company.; Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Universal City Studios.
ISBN: 1559409312 9781559409315
OCLC Number: 51732162
Language Note: English SDH captions for the hearing impaired [1946 and 1964 features].
Notes: Based on the short story, The killers, by Ernest Hemingway.
Includes two essay brochures: Essay on 1946 version by Jonathan Lethem and essay on 1964 version by Geoffrey O'Brien.
Originally produced as motion pictures in 1946 and 1964.
Special features: Disc 1, Andrei Tarkovsky's 1956 student film version of The killers (Ubiĭt︠s︡y) ; video interview with writer Stuart M. Kaminsky ; Screen Director's Playhouse 1949 radio adaptation ; Reading of Hemingway's short story ; Production stills ; Music and effects track -- Disc 2, Reflections with Clu Gulager ; Excerpts from Don Siegel's autobiography A Siegel film ;
Credits: 1946 version: Produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak ; screenplay, Anthony Veiller ; music, Miklos Rozsa ; director of photography, Woody Bredell ; editor, Arthur Hilton.
1964 version: Produced and directed by Donald Siegel ; screenplay, Gene L. Coon ; music, Johnny Williams ; director of photography, Richard L. Rawlings ; editor, Richard Belding.
Performer(s): 1946 version: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Sam Levene, Virginia Christine, William Conrad.
1964 version: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Ronald Reagan.
Awards: 1946 version was named to the National Film Registry in 2008 by the Library of Congress.
Winner, Best Foreign Actor (Lee Marvin), 1966 BAFTA Awards.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (102 min., 94 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 brochures.
Details: DVD ; NTSC ; fullscreen presentation ; Dolby digital mono ; dual-layer disc.
Contents: Disc 1. 1946 adaptation --
disc 2. 1964 adaptation.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 176.
Other Titles: Ubiĭt︠s︡y
Screen Director's Playhouse (Radio program)
Killers
Killers (Motion picture : 1946)
Killers (Motion picture : 1964)
Responsibility: Universal Pictures International [1946 version] ; Universal presents [1964 version].

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Melodramatic thrillers based on the Hemingway story about two hit men and their target, who accepts his fate as though he were already dead.

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