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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 & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(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:
Brilliant, Chilling, Lost Treasure. See more (41 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 (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
The entire cast featured only six actors, seven if one includes the uncredited voice on the phone.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »

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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant, Chilling, Lost Treasure., 9 October 2003
Author: Matt from Chicago

Under the assumption that Altman was creatively peaking between the years 1970 and 1975, (I realize this is debatable) I sought out every film that was made during that period. Surprisingly, I could not locate the brilliant, chilling lost treasure that is the film "Images" it seemed to have simply vanished into history. Although Susannah York deservedly earned best actress at Cannes for her performance, and it was sandwiched between "The Long Goodbye" and "Mccabe and Mrs. Miller" this film, like "3 women" and "California Split", remain mysteries. Luckily, "Images" was released on DVD this past September. I immediately bought it without a second thought. I am very thankful that I did.

Images is one of those gems that make you appreciate cinema, directors and the creative process in general, because of the exploritive potential within the medium. Dredging up the inner fears and archetypes of the subconscious and weaving together what comes to the surface synergistically is Altmans vision in this film. Sadly, lately, film is about loud bangs and shiny things and very few adroitly capture the lost art of character development.

"Images" seems to be one of those films that could only have taken place in the early seventies. During the era of psychedelic drugs, the film indubitably feels as though it is on some kind of mind altering substance. It is completely trippy and unnerving. Logic seems to have flown out the window from the onset of the story. I won't give anything away, because you need to go into this film knowing nothing, or little to nothing about it, and just enjoy the ride.

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