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Directed by Norman Mailer • 1968 • United States
Norman Mailer's first feature filmmaking effort stars the director and his two longtime collaborators Buzz Farbar and Mickey Knox as a trio of gangsters holed up in a ramshackle New York apartment, drinking, braying, and fighting. Mailer once claimed that he viewed making movies as "free psychoanalysis," and this bristly, stripped-down experiment in improvisation shows a filmmaker baring himself for all to see.