Movie Discussion: Peter Bogdanovich’s Targets (1968)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Targets Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 15, 1968 Studio: Saticoy Productions Distributer: Paramount Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $130,000 Director: Peter Bogdanovich Producers: Roger Corman, Daniel Selznick & Peter Bogdanovich Screenwriter: Peter Bogdanovich Adaptation? No. Loosely inspired by two real life crimes: the 1965 Highway 101 sniper attack and the 1966 University of Texas-Austin shooting […]

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Movie Discussion: Paul Verhoeven’s The Fourth Man [Die vierde man] (1983)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: The Fourth Man Country of origin: The Netherlands Dutch title: De vierde man Date of Netherlands release: March 24, 1983 Date of U.S. release: June 27, 1984 Studio: Rob Houwer Productions, et al. Distributer: International Spectrafilm Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Paul Verhoeven Producer: Rob Houwer Screenwriter: Gerard Soeteman Adaptation? Yes. Based on Gerard Reve’s 1981 novel De vierde man. Cinematographer: Jan […]

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Movie Discussion: Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1986)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Manhunter Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. Release: August 15, 1986 Studio: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG), et al. Distributer: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG) Domestic Gross: $8.5 million Budget $15 million Director: Michael Mann Producers: Dino De Laurentiis, Richard Roth & Bernard Williams Screenwriter: Michael Mann Adaptation? Yes. Based on Thomas Harris’s 1981 novel Red Dragon. Cinematographer: Dante Spinotti […]

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Movie Discussion: Brian De Palma’s Dressed to Kill (1980)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Dressed to Kill Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. Release: July 25, 1980 Studio: Filmways Pictures & Cinema 77 Films Distributer: Filmways Pictures Domestic Gross: $32 million Budget $6.5 million Director: Brian De Palma Producers: Samuel Z. Arkoff, et al. Screenwriter: Brian De Palma Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Ralf Bode Make-Up/FX: Robert Laden, et al. Music: Pino Donaggio Part of a series? […]

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Movie Discussion: John McNaughton’s Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 1990 Studio: Maljack Productions Distributer: Greycat Films Domestic Gross: $609,000 Budget: $111,000 (estimated) Directors: John McNaughton Producers: Malik B. Ali, et al. Screenwriters: John McNaughton & Richard Fire Adaptation? Not really. The film is […]

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