Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Imaginary Friends

The closest thing to a horror film by director Robert Altman, Images did a quick nosedive at the box office in 1972 and remains one of his most obscure and challenging films. This Repulsion-style trip-out stars Susannah York as a married writer plagued by terrifying hallucinations and murderous scenarios which may or may not be real, all underscored by John Williams' scary, experimental, and sometimes beautiful score. Williams and Altman reteamed the next year for the excellent and only marginally more mainstream The Long Goodbye.

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7 Comments:

Blogger JazzHollister said...

very cool! I had never heard of this before.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Soundtrack Sharity said...

I've wanted to have this album for years. Nothing better than Williams in horror territory (DRACULA, THE FURY, JAWS 2). Thanks, 7BN!

7:08 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

I can't believe a soundtrack exists for this. IMAGES is, in my opinion, hugely underrated.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWESOME. Many thanks!

1:51 PM  
Anonymous filmscorejunky said...

thanks a lot! I've been looking for this one for ages. Great score in the vein of Williams' other broody & dissonant 70s writing, such as his violin & flute concertos.

10:08 AM  
Anonymous RT said...

williams early scores are great. thanks.

1:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing - I saw this once on TV, affected me so much I took up screenwriting. Didn't even know there WAS a soundtrack. Thanks!

--ionplayer

4:39 PM  

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