The Killers (1946) – Siodmak and The Death of Humanism

The Killers (1946)

Jim Groom of the BavaTuesday Blog has written an interesting post on Robert Siodmak’s The Killers, featuring a chilling clip from the opening scene of this classic noir.

… The first 10 minutes of The Killers is noir at its meanest and most brutal, particularly because it is framed by a historical moment in which the is world reeling from the realization of the violent extremes that humanity is all too capable of. Film Noir in many ways marks the end of humanism through the filmic language and ushers in the rise of our modern era…

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