The Day of the Fight is the primary touchstone from which Stanley Kubrick’s unique cinematic style would evolve.
Like the battling man-apes during 2001‘s Dawn of Man sequence, The Day of the Fight depicts a man’s struggle to survive the elements of a disinterested, sometimes hostile world.
The Day of the Fight is a short newsreel documentary that tells the story of rising middleweight boxer Walter Cartier preparing for the fight of his life. For Stanley Kubrick, it was his first chance to prove to the world he had what it takes to produce a professional film.
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