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Director:
Writers:
Robert Altman (written by)
Susannah York (book)
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Release Date:
18 December 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A motion picture of the extra senses.
Plot:
Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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(33 articles)
Film Review: ‘Altman’
 (From Variety - Film News. 20 June 2014, 9:00 PM, PDT)

The Moment | Review
 (From ioncinema. 18 June 2014, 5:00 AM, PDT)

Academy Hits Right Note with Inaugural Oscar Concert
 (From Variety - Film News. 28 February 2014, 8:38 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Idiosyncratic masterpiece, even for Altman See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Susannah York ... Cathryn

Rene Auberjonois ... Hugh
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Rene
Hugh Millais ... Marcel
Cathryn Harrison ... Susannah
John Morley ... Old Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Baxley ... Voice on telephone (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Altman 
 
Writing credits
Robert Altman (written by)

Susannah York (book "In Search of Unicorns")

Produced by
Tommy Thompson .... producer
Al Locatelli .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond 
 
Film Editing by
Graeme Clifford 
 
Production Design by
Leon Ericksen 
 
Makeup Department
Toni Delaney .... makeup artist
Barry Richardson .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Sheila Collins .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seamus Byrne .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Rodney Holland .... sound editor
Noel Quinn .... boom operator
Liam Saurin .... sound recordist
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Stomu Yamashta .... (sounds ) (as Stomu Yamash'ta)
 
Special Effects by
Jerry F. Johnson .... special effects (as Jerry Johnson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Earl L. Clark .... assistant camera (as Earl Clark)
Jack Conroy .... gaffer
Paddy Keogh .... grip
Nico Vermuelen .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jack Gallagher .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Robin Buick .... assistant editor
Michael Kelliher .... assistant editor
David Spiers .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stomu Yamashta .... musician: sound sculptures
John Williams .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Arthur Dunne .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Joan Bennett .... continuity
John Collingwood .... production accountant
Jean D'Oncieu .... assistant to producer
 

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Runtime:
101 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Actress Susannah York appears in nearly every scene in the film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "M*A*S*H: Images (#6.9)" (1977)See more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Idiosyncratic masterpiece, even for Altman, 26 July 2005
Author: treadway237 from Atlanta, GA

Early one morning about two months ago, I watched IMAGES for the first time; it's still a movie memory that haunts me. The empty house I was in seemed to grow more and more cavernous as I took in this unforgettable story of a woman whose guilt and grief are driving her further into a stark inner world of madness. Yes, there are similarities to Polanski's REPULSION and even to Antonioni's BLOW-UP (in shot composition); but that is not to say it lacks a feel all its own. Altman shows his typical good judgment as a filmmaker, employing Vilmos Zsigmond as cinematographer, shooting in Panavision with rich, saturated colors oozing through each frame. He was also wise to get John Williams to compose an even-then atypically noisy score, for which the film garnered (wrongly) its only Oscar nomination. How Susannah York escaped at least a nomination as the film's star and co-writer is beyond me; her performance is one of the greatest ever committed to film. She truly seems confused, horrified, and at her wit's end. Her screams will pierce your soul. I can say more, but I will leave it at this: IMAGES is Robert Altman's neglected masterwork, a film that will scar your mind, if you have the strong countenance to endure it.

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