The Day of the Locust

  |  Buy to Own: 05/07/2004
  |  Watch Now: 23/04/2010
  |  144 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC


John Schlesinger directs this Oscar-winning screen adaptation of Nathaniel West's novel about the underside of 1930s Hollywood. The film stars Donald Sutherland as Homer Simpson, a wealthy and ambitious accountant with no illusions about showiz, and Karen Black as Faye Greener, a talentless would-be film actress. Based around their parallel stories is a portrait of an artificial society obsessed with glamour and the film fantasy of Hollywood's golden age, but awash with back-stabbing, self-delusions and broken dreams.

Contains strong violence and sex
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