RE: RARA-AVIS: The Killing

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 15 May 2007

> It also has the wonderful add-on of being based on a
> novel (by Lionel
> White), and featuring a great crime fiction author
> as a co-screenwriter
> (Jim Thompson), a feat only trumped by Billy Wilder
> when he had Raymond
> Chandler as a screewriter for James Cain's Double
> Indemnity.
Oddly, Jim Thompson also worked on Spartacus. And Chandler's script for Strangers On A Train was tossed by Hitchcock even though Chandler still got the screen credit.


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