The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

Killing ‘The Killers’: Hemingway, Hollywood, and Death

Author

Oliver Harris

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Harris, Oliver. “Killing ‘The Killers’: Hemingway, Hollywood, and Death.” In Literature and the Visual Media, edited by David Seed, 74-95. Cambridge: Brewer, for English Association, 2005.

Annotation

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.

Published in

Literature and the Visual Media

Date

2005

Pages

74-95

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