The Killers ★★★½

on this episode of My Torrid Love Affair with the Ghost of John Cassavetes
THE KILLERS, creators of the greatest song of all time and also an ernest hemingway short story that’s been cinematically adapted THREE different times — nobody tell bradley cooper or he’ll take it as a challenge!!! 

though the copious rear projection driving scenes haven’t aged gracefully, director don siegel’s take was worth it if just for the visually pleasing image of johnny cass pistol-whipping then throwing r*nald re*gan out of a moving car ... not to publicly condone violence or anything but god he was so far ahead of his time