Day of the Fight

Day of the Fight

American short subject documentary film in black-and-white, which is notable as the first picture directed by Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick financed the film himself, and it is based on an earlier photo feature he had done as a photographer for Look magazine in 1949. 'Day of the Fight' shows Irish-American middleweight boxer Walter Cartier during the height of his career, on the day of a fight with black middleweight Bobby James, which took place on April 17, 1950.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:16 minutes
  • Release:1951
  • Language:English
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:boxing,   dog,   boxer,  

Based on Kubrick's pictorial for Look Magazine (January 18, 1949) entitled "Prizefighter," "Day Of The Fight" tells of a day in the life of a middleweight Irish boxer named Walter Cartier, ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


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adam b (it) wrote: Fair enough, towards the end it gets a little tense and claustrophobic and it does look very cold at the ATM, but why didn't they just run away from the very beginning, instead of allowing the lunatic to set up his traps? And then even when they do eventually run, they turn round and run back into the ATM! It's well acted and has quite an exciting end, but the characters made some very strange decisions.

Jamie F (br) wrote: IMO, an underrated and very creepy film.

Chris S (ag) wrote: I wasn't aware of the genre Hoodie Horror before but I am led to believe that this is one of the best of those films. It was quite enjoyable but the ending wasn't. I thought the ending was chilling and definitely not a happy one.

William R (kr) wrote: A slow burn political thriller drama that can't keep my interest

Bryan G (es) wrote: I can't believe I actually seen this movie.

apollo h (de) wrote: was very interesting movie

Ben L (nl) wrote: It's odd how our memory can play tricks on us. Somehow I remember watching this film decades ago and thinking it was quite good. So when I saw the opportunity to pick up the DVD I jumped on it. Well one of two things happened, either the movie didn't age well, or my tastes changed significantly. This movie has one thing going for it, and that is the real time ticking clock mechanism. You can feel the climax drawing near each time they show a minute hand tick off another minute. Sadly the rest is far fetched to say the least, and also lacks some dramatic tension because it follows some Hollywood cliches.Johnny Depp feels surprisingly unemotional in what should be a very heart-wrenching situation. His whole performance just feels flat for some reason. The saving grace of the film is Christopher Walken. I honestly can't imagine anyone being quite as awesome in the role of psychotic killer. He makes this film watchable simply by being crazy, and delivering those intimidating threats to Johnny Depp. The rest of the cast is largely forgettable. None of them make much of an impression, and they certainly don't add anything to the film.The real problem with the movie is the plot. I understand the logic of why they wanted this woman dead, but the idea of intimidating some innocent bystander into doing the deed instead of just sacrificing one of their own men is too fantastical to be believable. Especially when they start killing other people indiscriminately without worry. Plus it felt like they never wrote out the whole plot. It's like someone had a great idea for the framework of a real time assassination plot, but they didn't figure out how the story would carry through 90 minutes. So it starts to seem like they're just filling time. They repeat actions (going to a shoe shine, bar, bathroom, etc. more than once) and it becomes almost boring instead of intense. In the end the movie feels really weak, and I can see why it's not looked on as one of Depp's better performances. But 16-year-old me loved it.

Vinod J (gb) wrote: Funny, but nothing genius or supergood about it though...

Tristan D (it) wrote: I'll admit it kept me entertained from start to finish but the idea not only lacks intelligence, it's just plain silly. Prehistoric fish blood causes everything it touches to de-evolve. Yeah... It gets a lot better in the final act when the monster is no longer on campus.

Emre T (ag) wrote: On the last day of World War II in a small town somewhere in Poland, Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new Poland. In this incendiary environment we find Home Army soldier Maciek Chelmicki, who has been ordered to assassinate an incoming commissar. But a mistake stalls his progress and leads him to Krystyna, a beautiful barmaid who gives him a glimpse of what his life could be. Gorgeously photographed and brilliantly performed, Ashes and Diamonds masterfully interweaves the fate of a nation with that of one man, resulting in one of the most important Polish films of all time

Alexander R (br) wrote: From start to finish this slowly paced musical has a truly detestable main character whose "redemption" is questionable at best.

James H (fr) wrote: one of my fav films of the '90s maybe even ever great characters great plot great humor great songs great acting

Jey A (au) wrote: Funny because they don't look very happy...