The Asphalt Jungle (1950) + The Killing (1956) [double feature]
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, Sept. 15-17, 2013:
Two heist film noirs starring Sterling Hayden
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
1950, USA, 112 minutes, 35mm, Warner Bros.(MGM)
Directed by John Huston
Screenplay by Ben Maddow and John Huston
Based on W. R. Burnett's novel
Starring Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen,
James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, Marilyn Monroe
Sun: 3:15 & 7:30 pm; Mon & Tue: 7:30 pm
"Exciting and tautly directed the lengthy robbery scenes are exemplary it's moody to the dying frame, emphasised by Harold Rosson's lighting of trash-filled back-alleys and half-lit clip joints and Miklós Rozsa's haunting theme music."
- Time Out London
"Much imitated, The Asphalt Jungle was one of the first caper films to show a crime and its consequences from the criminals' point of view. It's one of director John Huston's most gritty and suspenseful films, centering on a recently paroled criminal's scheme to make one last big hit."
PLUS, on the same program:
1956, USA, 85 minutes, 35mm, MGM/Park Circus
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Jim Thompson
Based on a novel by Lionel White
Narrated by Art Gilmore
Starring Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Elisha Cook Jr., Marie Windsor, Timothy Carey
Sun: 5:30 & 9:45 pm; Mon & Tue: 9:45 pm
"It's one of those noirs you can watch over and over again and uncover fresh revelations in each viewing."
- Film Noir of the Week
"Stanley Kubrick's third feature showed that he was no ordinary director, as he dispensed with traditional time structure to detail the planning and execution of a racetrack heist gone wrong."
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films on the program!
Screening formats: 35mm
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036