Video of the Week: “The Killing” meets Sinatra!

EDITOR’S NOTE 03/04/2015: Another one lost to the copyright infringement wars. Bummer! It was so great.

This week’s video is swingin’, baby. It features scenes from Stanley Kubrick‘s The Killing (1956) set to Frank Sinatra‘s “Luck Be a Lady”.

Perfect song choice for this film! Very nicely put together. I especially appreciate the use of appropriate Tarot cards to illustrate the theme. Timothy has his moment, however brief. But he’s just another cog in the Wheel of Fortune. SPOILER ALERT: The end of the film is shown, just in case you haven’t seen it.

Pic of the Day: “Rio Conchos” revisited

Today we revisit Rio Conchos (1964) and Timothy’s disreputable cantina proprietor Chico. Nothing phases Chico too much, as long as his dinner is not interrupted and he gets something out of it, preferably monetary.

Rio Conchos was directed by Gordon Douglas, who helmed such notable films as the sci-fi classic Them! (1954) and Frank Sinatra‘s The Detective (1968). He was not entirely satisfied with his directorial career, however. He once said, “Don’t try to watch all the films I’ve directed; it would turn you off movies forever.”