Pic of the Day: Italian poster for Kubrick’s The Killing (1956)

Italian poster for Stanley Kubrick's The Killing

The Italian release poster for The Killing (1956), Stanley Kubrick’s breakthrough film. The movie marked Kubrick’s third feature overall – and apparently he was still obscure enough to be misidentified by this poster as “Stanley Kubrich.”

Kubrick wrote the screenplay – whose non-linear structure is often cited as an influence on Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs – but the dialogue was fleshed out by the great pulp maestro Jim Thompson.

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