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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.

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... Rene
Hugh Millais ... Marcel
... Susannah
John Morley ... Old Man
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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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$807,000 (estimated)
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Robert Altman was originally set on shooting the film in Milan, with Sophia Loren in the lead role. See more »

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Hugh: [repeated line, while searching for the vermouth] Son of a bitch.
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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Robert Altman (2001) See more »

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Another Altman Masterpiece
6 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the most compelling films I've seen in a long time. I wasn't sure if I was in the mood for a serious "psychological thriller" but this movie held my rapt attention until the very end. A brilliant example of just how talented Robert Altman is as a filmmaker. While most people pigeonhole him as "that guy who makes the movies with the large ensemble casts and lots of overlapping dialogue", this movie finds him working with a cast of six, and most of the action takes place within the heroine's head. Beautiful (of course) photography by Vilmos Zsigmond is just the icing on the cake. Don't miss this forgotten treasure by an American master.


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