"The Killers", by Ernest Hemingway, has been a classical story adapted into film and cinema. The two versions, 1946 and 1964, are vastly different in storyline, plot, characters, and motives, but they reflect very similar themes.
Hemingway published the short story in the Scribner's magazine 1927. The story was considered very modern for its time and attracted a lot of readers. Film makers, too, were interested in adapting the story with cinematography.
"Both films take the idea of a passive victim as a jumping-off point into investigating the past, with flashback structures that piece the man's life together, but otherwise, they're a study in contrasts." (AV Club) This summary from the article, by Scott Tobias, on AV Club, did a great job putting my opinion of this film into words. Both the storylines reflect this narrative accurately. To contrast them, is to appreciate the fine art of a simple short story being transformed by cinematography.
The Killers (1946):