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Posted by on Feb 26, 2010 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #106

Kick-Back Friday: #106

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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.

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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.