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The Day of The Locust

Director: John Schlesinger

Genre: Drama

Year: 1975

Running time: 145 minutes

Territory: International

Studio: Paramount

Format: 4K DCP

Cast: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Geraldine Page, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Language options: Dialogue - EN

Nathanael West's novel about Hollywood decadence in the late '30s is a brilliant piece of filmmaking. A deeply insightful work that is powerful in its presentation, staggering in its vision. Director John Schlesinger is masterful in creating a world of platinum blondes, cockfights, glamour and broken dreams. And throughout, he plays on the edge of sexual and physical danger which finally erupts in the shocking climax. Oscar® nominations went to Burgess Meredith and cinematographer Conrad Hall.


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