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Posted by on May 2, 2008 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #12

Kick-Back Friday: #12


Can’t get enough of that funky noir stuff. This week’s recommendation is The Killers* from 1946, based on Hemingway’s 1927 short story. Edmond O’Brien (D.O.A.) investigates the hit of a down-on-his-luck ex-boxer played by Burt Lancaster in his film debut. An ingenue from North Carolina is the femme fatale, making her transition into movie star Ava Gardner.

*Not to be confused with The Killing, Raphe.

Poster image from Wikimedia and reproduced under fair use law.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.