Day of the Fight

Day of the Fight ★★★

Before the pandemic, I remember going to see Kubrick's photography exhibition at the Skirball. A fantastic and vast collection of photos that captured the essence of America in the 40s and 50s. Out of the exhibit, there were several photographs of boxing matches. Young, beaten men in the ring, exhausted. These moments that were captured through Stanley’s photography are far more captivating than anything Day of the Fight could offer. Though I do believe the simplicity of the short still does contain the energy that his photography induces. It’s also a fairly great start to his career, keeping in mind of the work he did in the future.

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