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Title:
Day of the locust
Author:
Shedlo, Ronald, 1940-2007.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A naive young set designer seeks work in Tinseltown and falls in love with a wannabe actress who lives with her alcholic father, a former vaudevillian entertainer.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.

Based on the novel by Nathanael West.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780792197126
UPC:
097360867947
Format :
DVD

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Summary

Summary

The Day of the Locust is anything but a cheerful, light look at Hollywood in the '30s. It recreates both the town as well as the filmmaking world around which much of the town revolved with devastating accuracy. The movie tells the twin tales of talentless wannabe actress Faye Greener (Karen Black) and Homer Simpson (Donald Sutherland), a lovelorn accountant who couldn't care less about movies. Around this framework, a huge and intricate social network is tellingly revealed, until the film's gruesome and tragic ending. Not for those who prefer to hang onto their illusions about the glory days of Hollywood, The Day of the Locust, based on the novel by Nathanael West, is a must-see for serious film buffs. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi