Movie Discussion: Richard Franklin’s Patrick (1978)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Patrick Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: October 1, 1978 Date of U.S. release: September 7, 1979 Studio: Filmways Australasian, et al. Distributer: Monarch Releasing Corporation Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $400,000 (estimated) Director: Richard Franklin Producers: Antony I. Ginnane, et al. Screenwriter: Everett De Roche Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: […]

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Movie Discussion: Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Picnic at Hanging Rock Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: August 8, 1975 Date of U.S. release: February 2, 1979 Studio: The Australian Film Commission, et al. Distributer: Atlantic Releasing Corporation Domestic Gross: $85,000 Budget: $440,000 (estimated) Director: Peter Weir Producers: A. John Graves, et al. Screenwriter: Cliff […]

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Movie Discussion: Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Wicker Man Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: December 1973 Date of U.S. release: June 1975 Studio: British Lion Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $45,000 Budget: ? Director: Robin Hardy Producer: Peter Snell Screenwriter: Anthony Shaffer Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Harry Waxman Make-Up/FX: Seamus Flannery Music: Paul […]

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Movie Discussion: David Cronenberg’s The Brood (1979)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Brood Country of origin: Canada Date of Canadian release: June 1, 1979 Date of U.S. release: May 25, 1979 Studio: Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), et al. Distributer: New World Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $1.4 million (estimated) Director: David Cronenberg Producers: Pierre David, et al. Screenwriter: David […]

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Movie Discussion: Bryan Forbes’ The Stepford Wives (1975)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Stepford Wives Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: February 12, 1975 Studio: Fadsin Cinema Associates & Palomar Pictures Distributer: Columbia Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Bryan Forbes Producers: Edgar J. Scherick, et al. Screenwriter: William Goldman Adaptation? Yes, from the 1972 novel The Stepford […]

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Movie Discussion: Michael Winner’s The Sentinel (1977)

Monthly Theme:¬†Religious Cults The Film: The Sentinel Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: January 7, 1977 Studio: Universal Pictures & Jeffrey Konvitz Productions Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $4 million Budget: $3.7 million (estimated) Director: Michael Winner Producers: Jeffrey Konvitz & Michael Winner Screenwriters: Jeffrey Konvitz & Michael Winner Adaptation? Yes, of the […]

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Movie Discussion: Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: The Hills Have Eyes Alternate title: n/a Date of U.S. release: July 22, 1977 Studio: Blood Relations Co. Distributer: Vanguard Domestic Gross: $25 million Budget: $230,000 (estimated) Director: Wes Craven Producer: Peter Locke Screenwriter: Wes Craven Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Eric Saarinen Make-Up/FX: Greg Auer & John Frazier Music: Don Peake […]

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Movie Discussion: Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: Black Christmas Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: Canada Date of Canadian release: October 11, 1974 Date of U.S. release: December 20, 1974 Studio: Film Funding Ltd. of Canada, Vision IV & Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC) Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $4 million Budget: $686,000 (estimated) Director: Bob Clark […]

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Movie Discussion: John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Monthly Theme:¬†Slashers The Film: Halloween Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 25, 1978 Studio: Compass International Pictures & Falcon International Productions Distributer: Compass International Pictures Domestic Gross: $47 million Budget: $300,000 (estimated) Director: John Carpenter Producer: Debra Hill, Kool Lusby & Irwin Yablans Screenwriters: John Carpenter & Debra Hill […]

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Movie Discussion: George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: Dawn of the Dead European title: Zombi Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: May 24, 1979 Studio: Laurel Group Distributer: United Film Distribution Company [UFDC] Domestic Gross: $5.1 million Budget: $650,000 (estimated) Director: George A. Romero Producers: Claudio Argento, Alfredo Cuomo, Donna Siegel & Richard P. Rubenstein […]

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