In the second installment of KubrickCast, Bill and Renan consider Stanley Kubrick’s Killer’s Kiss (1955). Set in mid-century New York City, it’s the tale of a down-on-his-luck boxer, the fetching dancer who lives across the way, her tough guy boss, and a mannequin factory whose owner is about to file a big insurance claim. Plus: how it compares to Kubrick’s early documentary short, Day of the Fight; how New York has changed (and stayed the same); the fundamental enigma of Frank Silvera; and the now-forgotten feature film about the making of this film.
Afternotes: So, we were right about the film being shot in old Penn Station, or at least partly right, since we weren’t entirely sure. And apparently wrong about Grand Central. Or, Bill was.
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