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- Why did Kubrick hire crime novelist Jim Thompson
to collaborate on the screenplay?
Kubrick was a fan of Thompsons novels,
particularly the hard-boiled dialogue that was Thompsons specialty.
He introduced producer James B. Harris to Thompsons work and
they decided to hire Thompson to collaborate with Kubrick on the
screenplay for The Killing. Despite eventually only getting
a credit for "Additional Dialogue" on the film, Thompson
nevertheless collaborated with Kubrick again on the screenplay for
Paths of Glory.
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