Video of the Week: “The Killing”

Another great video from the folks at Movieclips.com! This is Timothy’s big scene from Stanley Kubrick‘s The Killing (1956), featuring the great James Edwards.

Tim’s character here, Nikki Arcane, has been called racist, but I honestly don’t think he is. Note how he looks away and looks uncomfortable when he uses “that word.” He just wants Edwards to go away so he can get his job done, so he gets extra-nasty. The sad part is that Edwards’ character is probably so used to being treated poorly by white folks that he responds to what he perceives as Nikki’s kind treatment by making a bit of a pest of himself.

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