The Naked Kiss

Film, 1964

Quite a trick here- Fuller spends the first good chunk of the movie, in which a woman’s illicit past claws at her as she attempts to leave it behind, humming along as normal as far as appearances go, but what he’s really doing is building a delicate house of cards. When it all falls down watching each one float by is really devastating. The lead actress is the film’s secret weapon. Her hypnotic naturalism overcomes any choppy editing or bad lighting to help the film establish a totally believable and absorbing word. Absolutely killer opening, great music and fun pulp language.

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