Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs.
Stanley Kubrick was born in New York, and was considered intelligent despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance, Kubrick’s father Jack (a physician) sent him in 1940 to Pasadena, California, to stay with his uncle Martin Perveler. Returning to the Bronx in 1941 for his last year of grammar school, there seemed to be little change in his attitude or his results. Hoping to find something to interest his son, Jack introduced Stanley to chess, with the desired result. Kubrick took to the game passionately, and quickly became a skilled player. Chess would become an important device for Kubrick in later years, often as a tool for dealing with recalcitrant actors, but also as an artistic motif in his films.
Jack Kubrick’s decision to give his son a camera for his thirteenth birthday would be an even wiser move: Kubrick became an avid photographer, and would often make trips around New York taking photographs which he would… read more
Che spettacolo. Kubrick ( a soli 28 anni !!!!) si cimenta in un noir strepitoso,con un intreccio che colpisce per tecnica e montaggio,con una narrazione avvolgente che riesce sempre a essere comprensibile e lineare.I flashback sono perfetti per durata ed inserimento così come lo svolgersi della pianificazione.Sembra che l imponderabile sia sempre dietro l angolo,in tutto il film.Un capolavoro nel suo genere.5 stelle.
O GRANDE GOLPE, de Stanley Kubrick, é um dos marcos do cinema moderno, exatamente por alternar pontos de vista distintos de alguns personagens envolvidos em um roubo de um hipódromo para contar a sua história. A premissa é próxima da do revolucionário CIDADÃO KANE, de Orson Welles, e da de RASHOMON, de Akira Kurosawa. Hoje a idéia é copiada por cineastas como Quentin Tarantino e Brian De Palma | Jefferson Assunção
Stanley Kubrick’s second feature, albeit with a tiny studio budget but an essentially independent aethetic, sees him clinically dissect the heist genre with such confidence and panache it set him up… read review
Once again, Kubrick proves that he is one of the best director of all-time. With this earlier work, he already show the potential about how good he would be. With a story that as tense as a modern… read review