Ep #10 - Kiss, Marry, Kill in the 60s: 1961 Edition

The Innocents  ( 1961 )

The Innocents (1961)


Cinema60 continues its series of Kiss, Marry, Kill, this time with a focus on the year 1961. As previously explained, it’s a variation on the ol’ FMK game, played year by year as we go through the decade. 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 1961.

Jenna chose films that focused primarily on women for all three of her choices, while Bart followed his heart and chose three films he had strong opinions on. All six turn out to be kinda saucy, so get ready for some frank discussion on sex and a whole lot of fadeouts the second somebody gets a little too close to somebody else on the bench.

The following films are discussed:

Wise Guys (1961)
Les godelureaux
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Starring Jean-Claude Brialy, Bernadette Lafont, Jean Tissier

Girl with a Suitcase (1961)
La ragazza con la valigia
Directed by Valerio Zurlini
Starring Claudia Cardinale, Jacques Perrin, Luciana Angiolillo

The Innocents (1961)
Directed by Jack Clayton
Starring Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins

Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Directed by Elia Kazan
Starring Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle

Accatone (1961)
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini

Something Wild (1961)
Directed by Jack Garfein
Starring Carroll Baker, Ralph Meeker, Mildred Dunnock