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The Day of the Locust

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Original title
The Day of the Locust
Running time
144 min.
United States United States
Waldo Salt (Novel: Nathanael West)
John Barry
Conrad L. Hall
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Paramount Pictures
Drama | 1930s. Film In Film. Satire
Synopsis / Plot
Tod Hackett, fresh out of Yale, wants to make it as an art director in late 1930's Hollywood - but he finds himself increasingly distracted by his new neighbor Faye, a would-be starlet with possible designs of her own on a lonely, morose accountant. As Tod is drawn deeper into the lurid private lives of studio bosses and film industry workers, he gradually becomes desperate to know if Faye - or anyone - is capable of real love.
1975: Oscar: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Burgess Meredith) & Cinematography
1975: Golden Globes: Nominated for Actress (Black) - Drama & Supp. Actor (Meredith)
1975: Premios BAFTA: Mejor diseño de vestuario. 3 Nominations
1975: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection (Out Of Competition)
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