Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Clean Break/The Killing

Juri Nummelin (
Wed, 3 Nov 1999 17:50:51 +0200 (EET)

On Wed, 3 Nov 1999, Paul Duncan wrote:

> The Killing is based (fairly closely) on Clean Break by Lionel White.
> Both Stanley Kubrick (director) and James B Harris (producer) were
> attracted to the book because of the fractured time storytelling.

I read the book some seven years ago, but I just can't remember any fractured time storytelling. Maybe it's due to crap translation, but on the other hand I can't imagine some hack translator going through the novel and rearranging it.

And as for the Japanese hard boiled films, has anyone seen Kon Ichikawa's film about the taxi driver who gets mixed up in criminal activities? I don't remember the name, but the film was made in the mid-60's.


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