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Images (1972)

Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.

Director:

Robert Altman

Writers:

Robert Altman, Susannah York (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Susannah York ... Cathryn
Rene Auberjonois ... Hugh
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Rene
Hugh Millais Hugh Millais ... Marcel
Cathryn Harrison ... Susannah
John Morley John Morley ... Old Man
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Storyline

Like Polanski's heroine in Repulsion, Susannah York's character is one that is seemingly haunted by memories of undisclosed magnitude. These memories are perhaps rooted in some sort of past sexual turmoil that causes York's character to see men as inherently the same. Written by Ed <repulsion2000@yahoo.com>

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Many men in her life, madness in her dreams, and murder in her love See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 December 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Images See more »

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Budget:

$807,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Altman was originally set on shooting the film in Milan, with Sophia Loren in the lead role. See more »

Quotes

Hugh: [repeated line, while searching for the vermouth] Son of a bitch.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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schizophrenic dream
4 February 2007 | by asakoSee all my reviews

This film does not represent what Altman is well-known for - community mosaic or documentary style films such as "MASH", "Nashville", and "A Prairie Home Companion". Instead, Altman extended what he tried in "That Cold Day In the Park (1969)" depicting the inner world of a psychopathic woman, but his approach here is more complex. In fact, the fragmented style of the film is quite appropriate to portrait the shuttered mind of heroine.

The use of sound and the twin image of the character somewhat reminded me of "Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)" by Maya Deren. However, the visual style of this film is distinctively the seventies - beautifully shot by Vilmos Zsigmond. A mesmerizing film.


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