Published May 1979
by Dell Pub Co .
Written in English
Winter Kills is a neo noir satirical thriller film written and directed by William Richert, based on the novel of the same name by Richard Condon.A black comedy fictionalising the assassination conspiracy of President John F. Kennedy, its all-star cast includes Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Richard Boone, Toshirō Mifune, Sterling Hayden, Dorothy Malone, Belinda Music by: Maurice Jarre. Oct 23, · Winter Kills is based on the book of the same name by Richard Condon, the master of the dark comedy novel, who also wrote the Manchurian Candidate, Prizzi’s Honor & a many other sardonic gems in the ’60s & ’70s, when irony was still an art, before it became just another stale motif/5(67). May 11, · It is very much like "Three Days of the Condor" in that respect. However, "Winter Kills" has a much more sophisticated point of view on American politics than the latter film, and does a great job of showing how the interconnected corruptions of family, culture, technology and politics all intersect in the most surprising, and horrifying ways/10(2K). Winter Kills is an extraordinary oddity that may all be down to the source material by novelist Richard Condon. First time director William Richert sounds like one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, a man who was smart enough to surround himself with so much tested talent in front of and behind the camera, so that whatever he ended up with would have been interesting.
Winter Kills is an outrageously dark and funny take on the John F. Kennedy assassination and the conspiracy furor that followed it, from the master storyteller who brought you The Manchurian Candidate and Prizzi’s Honor.4/5(1). Winter Kills is a hilarious hot mess political satire. A movie with an insane production story. Some of the stories about the making of the film are almost unbelievable. What I take from Winter Kills is the obvious JFK parody and the fact John Huston cusses like a drunk sailor. Also, Jeff /5(). In addition to Winter Kills, Condon's best-selling works include The Manchurian Candidate and the Prizzi series, dealing with the life of a crime family in New York. Winter Kills was made into a movie in staring Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Elizabeth Taylor, and Anthony Perkins. Anchor Bay's DVD of Winter Kills is an exciting presentation that surrounds the jinxed show with fascinating documentation. Director William Richert and Jeff Bridges are on hand, along with other cast members like Belinda Bauer, to tell the story of an independent that went wildly off-course.
May 11, · 97 min - Drama | Thriller - 11 May (USA) Director: William Richert Writers: Richard Condon (book), William Richert (screen) Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Hu. Winter Kills came out just 10 years after the actual event, earning Condon points for an early version of the conspiracy theory. Condon’s book can be compared to another in this category. DeLillo’s “Libra” (4 stars) is another Kennedy conspiracy book, and a very entertaining one in blending fact and fiction/5(23). Winter Kills is a political thriller/black comedy film directed by William Richert, adapted from the novel of the same name by Richard Condon (The Manchurian Candidate). The story is inspired by the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and subsequent conspiracy theories. Winter Kills was, at the time of release in , certainly one of the most straightforward in its depiction of corporate and governmental interests intersecting in extremely insidious ways, leading to (and implicitly even engineered to result in) the assassination of an American President.