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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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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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Language:

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Release Date:

18 December 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imágenes See more »

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Budget:

$807,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The house in the film has been compared to being in the mold of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland". See more »

Quotes

Hugh: [repeated line, while searching for the vermouth] Son of a bitch.
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Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence (2003) See more »

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One of Altman's most satisfyingly challenging films
24 September 2003 | by efitnessSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of 70's films and movies like Robert Altman's "Images" are a good reason why. This thoughtful and sometimes jarringly astute look into one woman's bout of schizophrenia is an actress's tour-de-force and a cornucopia of delights for the viewer. The always watchable Susannah York is the driving force behind this dream-like film that is not a narrative so much as a puzzle. From the film's opening shots, the audience is asked to participate in piecing together just what is going on with this young author who finds herself confronted with her real or imaginary past. Discovering what the images that assault her (and us) actually signify make for one of the best psychological thrillers since Polanski's "Repulsion." Unlike the films of today, "Images" forces you to watch, listen and seek the answers for yourself. A tip: 'You' and "Hugh" are sometimes interchangeable. Robert Altman is the best! Will someone PLEASE put "3 Women " out on DVD!!!!


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