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Encyclopedia > The Day of the Locust (film)
The Day of the Locust

original film poster
Directed by John Schlesinger
Produced by Jerome Hellman
Written by Waldo Salt
Starring Donald Sutherland
Karen Black
Burgess Meredith
Music by John Barry
Cinematography Conrad L. Hall
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) 1975
Running time 144 min.
IMDb profile

The Day of the Locust is a 1975 film based on the 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, depicting the alienation and desperation of a disparate group of individuals whose dreams of success have effectively failed. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (498x755, 82 KB) movie poster for the American theatrical release of the film The Day of the Locust (1975) Source URL: http://www. ... John Richard Schlesinger (February 16, 1926–July 25, 2003) was a British film director. ... Waldo Salt (October 18, 1914 - March 7, 1987) was a Hollywood screenwriter. ... Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Donald McNicol Sutherland OC (born July 17, 1935) is a prolific Canadian actor with a film career spanning over 40 years. ... Black in Five Easy Pieces, 1970 Karen Black (born July 1, 1939) is an Oscar-nominated American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. ... Burgess Meredith in Probe (1972) Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997) was a versatile American actor and is best known for portraying Rocky Balboas trainer Mickey Goldmill in the Rocky films and the Penguin in the television series Batman. ... People called John Barry include: John Barry (1745-1803), an officer in the Continental Navy. ... Conrad L. Hall (June 21, 1926 - January 4, 2003) was a top-billed Hollywood cinematographer. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... // January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Day of the Locust is a 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, depicting the alienation and desperation of a disparate group of individuals whose dreams of success have effectively failed. ... Nathanael West (October 17, 1903 – December 22, 1940) was the pen name of US author, screenwriter and satirist Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... The Great Depression was an economic downturn which started in 1929 and lasted through most of the 1930s. ...


The Day of the Locust was adapted for the screen by legendary screenwriter Waldo Salt and director John Schlesinger. The film starred Donald Sutherland, Billy Barty, Karen Black, William Atherton and Burgess Meredith. Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Waldo Salt (October 18, 1914 - March 7, 1987) was a Hollywood screenwriter. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... John Richard Schlesinger (February 16, 1926–July 25, 2003) was a British film director. ... Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Donald McNicol Sutherland OC (born July 17, 1935) is a prolific Canadian actor with a film career spanning over 40 years. ... Billy Barty (born William John Bertanzetti) (October 25, 1924–December 23, 2000) was an Italian-American film actor. ... Black in Five Easy Pieces, 1970 Karen Black (born July 1, 1939) is an Oscar-nominated American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. ... William Atherton (born William Atherton Knight) is an American film actor. ... Burgess Meredith in Probe (1972) Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997) was a versatile American actor and is best known for portraying Rocky Balboas trainer Mickey Goldmill in the Rocky films and the Penguin in the television series Batman. ...


Coincidentally, Donald Sutherland who plays a character named "Homer Simpson" in this film, made a guest appearance on an episode of The Simpsons. Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Donald McNicol Sutherland OC (born July 17, 1935) is a prolific Canadian actor with a film career spanning over 40 years. ... Simpsons redirects here. ...


See also

Cycle of films taking place during the 1930s that was started by Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and lasted until the mid-1970s. ...

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