Sunday, November 3, 2013

Naked and the Dead

A solid episode of Naked City as it completes its final season, made special by a very moving David Janssen (six months before The Fugitive) as an advertising man dying of leukemia. The hour (including original commercials) is pure atmosphere, created by simply turning on the camera. New York in '63 was still saying goodbye to the impression that once some single power had had the place in grip, had given it an emotional and architectural unity and splendor now lost and forgotten.

"On the Battle Front: Every Minute is Important"