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Posted by on Nov 13, 2009 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #92

Kick-Back Friday: #92


The Wages of Fear, or Le salaire de la peur (1953): One of 2 signature movies from Henri-Georges Clouzot. (The other is Diabolique.)

Stuck in a South American shit-hole, 4 ex-pats vie for a highly lucrative job of trucking nitroglycerin for an exploitive American oil company. After a very leisurely European start, the pace intensifies as the freelance truckers haul the explosive over roads that are actually worse than the Illinois Tollway system. With Yves Montand.

N.B. William Friedkin directed the not-so-iconic 1977 remake, Sorcerer.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.