Movie Discussion: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Psycho Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 8, 1960 Studio: Shamley Productions Distributer: Paramount Pictures Domestic Gross: $32 million Budget: $800,000 (estimated) Director: Alfred Hitchcock Producer: Alfred Hitchcock Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 novel Psycho by Robert Bloch. Cinematographer: John L. Russell Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: The Night of the Hunter Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 29, 1955 Studio: Paul Gregory Productions Distributer: United Artists Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $795,000 (estimated) Director: Charles Laughton Producer: Paul Gregory Screenwriter: James Agee Adaptation? Yes, of the 1953 novel The Night of the Hunter […]

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Movie Discussion: Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring [Jungfrukällan] (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: The Virgin Spring Country of origin: Sweden Swedish title: Jungfrukällan Date of Swedish release: February 8, 1960 Date of U.S. release: November 14, 1960 Studio: Svensk Filmindustri Distributer: Janus Films Domestic Gross: $700,000 Budget: ? Director: Ingmar Bergman Producer: Allan Ekelund & Ingmar Bergman Screenwriter: Ulla Isaksson Adaptation?  Yes, […]

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Movie Discussion: Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Peeping Tom Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: May 16, 1960 Date of U.S. release: May 15, 1962 Studio: Michael Powell Theatre Distributer: Anglo-Amalgamated/Astor Pictures Corporation Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $135,000 (estimated) Director: Michael Powell Producer: Albert Fennell Screenwriter: Leo Marks Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Otto Heller Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: George Miller’s Mad Max (1979)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Mad Max Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: April 12, 1979 Date of U.S. release: May 9, 1980 Studio: Crossroads, et al. Distributer: American International Pictures [AIP] Domestic Gross: $8.7 million Budget: $650,000 (estimated) Director: George Miller Producers: Byron Kennedy & Bill Miller Screenwriters: James McCausland & George […]

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Movie Discussion: Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright (1971)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Wake in Fright Country of origin: Australia Alternate title: Outback (U.K. title) Date of Australian release: October 9, 1971 Date of U.S. release: October 13, 1971 Studio: Group W, et al. Distributer: Drafthouse Films Domestic Gross: $49,000 Budget: $800,000 (estimated) Director: Ted Kotcheff Producers: Howard G. Barnes, et al. Screenwriter: […]

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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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