Kick-Back Friday: #106
The Honeymoon Killers (1969): It just goes to show you that a shoestring budget doesn’t prevent the creation of really interesting shots. Director Leonard Castle and DP Oliver Wood are largely responsible for the look, sound, and feel of this black-and-white docudrama of 2 real-life lovers, Martha Beck and Ray Fernandez. The zaftig nurse and her Latin gigolo, played completely unapologetically by Stephanie Stoler and Tony Lo Bianco, became notorious in the 1940s for murdering a string of lovelorn women.
The DVD interview with Castle, a composer by training and profession, is mandatory.
Movie poster from Wikipedia reproduced under fair use law.