Killing ‘The Killers’: Hemingway, Hollywood, and Death
Detailed examination of the relationship between “The Killers” and Siodmak’s film adaptation, Ernest Hemingway’s The Killers (1946). Addresses both limitations of previous film criticism and problems associated with expanding such a brief text. Comments on the film’s curious title and lack of fit within the noir genre. Discusses the usual topics regarding adaptation and literary fidelity and the difficulty of translating Hemingway’s omission technique to film.
Literature and the Visual Media