Ep #5 - Kiss, Marry, Kill in the 60s: 1960 Edition

Letter Never Sen t (1960)

Letter Never Sent (1960)


Bart D’Alauro. Age: youthful forties. Occupation: organizing films. Not just organizing films, but madly, passionately, illogically, miserably, all-consumingly sorting them by the year they were released. In a moment you'll see his mad genius, because Bart D’Alauro, the young gentleman so much in love with organizing, will take a short but very meaningful journey into a game. A game Cinema60 calls Kiss, Marry, Kill. A variation on the ol’ FMK game but to be played year by year as we go through the decade.

In this episode of Cinema60, Bart and Jenna challenge each other to choose one film they love (“Marry”), one film they want to see (“Kiss”), and one film they hate (“Kill”) that was released in the year 1960.

The following films are discussed:

Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
Directed by Luchino Visconti
Starring Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot

Strangers When We Meet (1960)
Directed by Richard Quine
Starring Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs, Barbara Rush

The Sundowners (1960)
Directed by Fred Zinnemann
Starring Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov

Letter Never Sent (1960)
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov
Starring Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Samoylova, Vasiliy Livanov

Cinderfella (1960)
Directed by Frank Tashlin
Starring Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson

The Virgin Spring (1960)
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Starring Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom