James Naremore on the 75th Anniversary of The Killers

One True Podcast

Nov 22 2021 • 48 mins

Stop by Henry’s lunch-room as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the adaptation of The Killers with legendary film historian James Naremore.

We discuss the legacy of the film, the difficulty of adapting Hemingway’s writing, what makes this movie a noir classic, the performances of megastars Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, and so much more.

Hemingway once said that he enjoyed watching the movie “when I want to see Miss Gardner and hear the shooting.” He also called it “the only good picture ever made of a story of mine.” So, pull up a chair and join us for the big dinner!

This episode was recorded on April 2, 2021.