RE: RARA-AVIS: The Killing

From: stephen holden (
Date: 13 Nov 2000

>A slight tangent: Speaking of "The Killing," does ANYBODY think the
>voice-over in that film was a good idea. It provided limitless
>camp/amusement for my buddies and I whgile we were weatching, but what the
>heck did Kubrick have in mind? Was he taking a playful poke at the film
>noir convention of the voice-over, or is the plot really so hard to follow
>that we needed the relentless explaining?
>Victor Gischler

IIRC, the voice-over was imposed on the film by the studio, against Kubrick's wishes, as the studio bosses felt the film would be too confusing otherwise.

-Stephen Holden-
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