Day of the Fight (1951)
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Introducing Stanley Kubrick...
Audience Reviews for Day of the Fight
I imagine that if Kubrick didn't make this no one would really see it. Still it ends up being an interesting little bio on boxer Walter Cartier. More interesting overall than Flying Padre.
Kubrick's very first film, this short gives us just the tiniest peek at the future techniques of what was soon to become one of moviedom's greatest directors. Shot in the style of a "March of Time" newsreel (in fact, one of its former producers was involved in this film's creation), Kubrick's legendary attention to detail is remarkably evident (especially in the religious artifacts that surround our "hero," the prizefighter Walter Cartier), and has a certain "eerieness" (which was to become a trademark of Kubrick's) in its bizarre fascination with Cartier's ever-present twin brother. Recommended, especially for Kubrick fans.
You can see the immerging talent behind the lens. One of Kubrick's early works.
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