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Savages
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Director:
Writers:
George W.S. Trow (screenplay) &
Michael O'Donoghue (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
21 June 1973 (France) See more »
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An allegory about humankind progresses from a savage state to a civilized form, that is only a cover for it's innate barbarism. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awesomely good absurreal head-spinner. See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Lewis J. Stadlen ... Julian Branch, a Song Writer (as Lewis Stadlen)
Anne Francine ... Carlotta, a Hostess

Thayer David ... Otto Nurder, a Capitalist

Susan Blakely ... Cecily, a Debutante
Russ Thacker ... Andrew, an Eligible Young Man

Salome Jens ... Emily Penning, a Woman in Disgrace
Margaret Brewster ... Lady Cora
Neil Fitzgerald ... Sir Harry
Eva Saleh ... Zia, the Child
Ultra Violet ... Iliona, a Decadent

Asha Puthli ... Asha, The Forest Girl

Martin Kove ... Archie, a Bully
Kathleen Widdoes ... Leslie

Christopher Pennock ... Hester

Sam Waterston ... James, the Limping Man
Paulita Sedgwick ... Penelope, a High-strung Girl
Lilly Lessing ... Narrator
Claus Jurgen ... Narrator

Directed by
James Ivory 
 
Writing credits
George W.S. Trow (screenplay) (as George Swift Trow) &
Michael O'Donoghue (screenplay)

James Ivory (based on an idea by)

Produced by
Anthony Korner .... associate producer
Ismail Merchant .... producer
Joseph Saleh .... executive producer (as Joseph J.M. Saleh)
 
Original Music by
Joe Raposo 
 
Cinematography by
Walter Lassally 
 
Film Editing by
Kent McKinney 
 
Production Design by
Jack Wright III  (as Jack Wright)
 
Costume Design by
Joan Hanfling 
Susan Schlossman 
 
Makeup Department
Martin Downey .... hair stylist
Gloria Natale .... makeup artist
Bernice O'Reilly .... wigs
Emanuel Olivericia .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jean-Luc Botbol .... production manager
 
Art Department
George Jenson .... table settings (as George Jensen)
Charles White III .... illustrator (as Charles White 3rd)
 
Sound Department
Gary Alper .... sound
Jack Cooley .... re-recording engineer
John Flyn .... sound assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeffery Bolger .... assistant camera
Robert Kenner .... assistant camera
Rick Raphael .... electrician
Dustin Smith .... electrician
Bob Vee .... chief electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janice Moore .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Mary Brown .... assistant editor
Robin Schwartz .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Don Ashworth .... musician: woodwinds
Bob Cranshaw .... musician: bass
Danny Epstein .... musician: percussion
Wally Kane .... musician: woodwinds
Jim Mitchell .... musician: giitar and banjo
David Nadien .... musician: solo violin
Joe Raposo .... musician: piano
Ed Shaughnessy .... musician: percussion
Alan Studman .... musician: solo cello
 
Other crew
Patricia Birch .... choreographer: sequence "Steppin' on the Spaniel"
Frank DiBari .... assistant to producer
Michael Doret .... title designer
Howard Goodman .... assistant to producer
S. Ruth Gringas .... assistant to producer
Jeffrey Jacobs .... assistant to director
Janet Kern .... continuity
Alice Marsh .... assistant to executive producer
Roger Moorey .... assistant to producer
Mohan Nadkarni .... assistant to producer
Mohan Nadkarri .... assistant to producer
Serge Nivelle .... assistant to director
Edward E. Robbins .... assistant title designer
Jessica Saleh .... assistant to producer
Nathaniel Tripp .... assistant to director
Stephen Varble .... assistant to director
Charles White III .... title designer (as Charles White 3rd)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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First cinema film of 'Susan Blakeley'.See more »
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Featured in The Wandering Company (1984) (TV)See more »
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Awesomely good absurreal head-spinner., 20 March 2004
Author: EyeAskance from fabulous Las Vega$!

The primitive tribal mud people are startled by a croquet ball that emerges from an unexplored region of their forest. The set out to find the origin of this alien sphere, and happen upon a lavish(and abandoned)estate. Bewildered by this strange place and all the things within it, they quickly "evolve", assuming the roles of bourgeois aristocrats. They do, however, retain many of their ritualistic customs and sexual behaviors, and, in one of the film's more inclement moments, respond to death with a discomposed, uneasy silence. These scenes might lead the viewer to query just how far removed people really are from their autochthon ancestry.

SAVAGES is about as surreal and strange as movies come, but not at all lacking in depth, substance, or humor(chiefly in a subtly saturnine, cynical vein). Certainly not suited to all tastes, but strongly recommended to those with a slant toward wry absurdist cinema.

7.5/10

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