The Day of the Locust (1975) 1080p YIFY Movie

The Day of the Locust (1975) 1080p

The Day of the Locust is a movie starring Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, and Burgess Meredith. An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with...

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  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 2.75G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 144
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 52 / 24

The Synopsis for The Day of the Locust (1975) 1080p

Life's flotsam and jetsam turn up at late 1930's Hollywoodland's door, once more, in this insightful tale of wannabes and desperadoes. Tod Hackett, artist, has inspirations to become noticed until he meets Faye Greener, blonde bombshell, and is immediately smitten. She has other ideas. She has Homer Simpson, victim, in her sights and cruelty and loneliness takes new meaning as all three are slowly sucked into the Hollywood system of sycophants, diggers and parasites, sucking the life from others as the life, and soul, is slowly sucked from them.


The Director and Players for The Day of the Locust (1975) 1080p

[Director]John Schlesinger
[Role:]Karen Black
[Role:]William Atherton
[Role:]Donald Sutherland
[Role:]Burgess Meredith


The Reviews for The Day of the Locust (1975) 1080p


Maybe my expectations were too high.Reviewed byStephen AlfieriVote: 5/10

I have waited almost 30 years to see this film. For one reason or another, the stars were never properly aligned to allow me to see it prior to seeing it for the first time this evening. I had heard and read about how shocking and powerful it was. How the performances were likely some of the best during the seventies, and on and on. So today, I went out, bought the DVD (disappointed to find no additional extras on the DVD), and watched it tonight. I was expecting an exciting, gripping movie that would make me feel it was worth the wait.

It wasn't. To say I was disappointed is putting it mildly. I'm still trying to rehash and pour over all of what was bad about this film.

It's not a good expose on the ugly side of Hollywood. "Sunset Boulevard" and "The Bad and the Beautiful" do a much better job of that. Performances from Burgess Meridith, William Atherton, and Billy Barty are very good. Donald Sutherland is a little too freakish, and Karen Black is plainly miscast. I find nothing beautiful, sensual or sexual about her. I even found myself fast forwarding through some of her scenes. I just couldn't believe her.

I believe John Schlesinger should have edited this movie down some. By the end, I was so bored and couldn't wait for the movie to end, that I didn't care about the ending.

In the end, "The Day of the Locust" turns out to be an overblown, overlong, boring disappointment.

5 out of 10

Almost biblical...all too true!Reviewed bynihaoVote: 7/10

Every now and then a true gem pops out of the past... that is, if you are a keen cinema-goer (or movie-viewer...as, nowadays, only kids go to the movies). The day of The Locust is what John Schlesinger had up his sleeve after the huge success of 'Midnight Cowboy'. It was his 'pot shot' at Hollywood. It was his Guy Fawkes beneath Parliament. It was his warning that the Twin Towers story COULD just be a sordid masquerade...although, of course, he didn't know it yet. They say that Hawthorne's book is far more engrossing. Sure... books take up ten times more time to unravel. His characters are mean-spirited, calculating, 'cold fish'...and what they get is what they deserve. But I feel Schlesinger and his script-writers made a worthwhile effort to imbue even these squirming serpents and cold-blooded insects with a breath of pathos, and humanity. And rightly so... the story GAINS points. 'Locust' sometimes feels more like Bergman, Fassbinder or (even) Fellini than like an American film. It reminds us of Grosz. Of German decadence between world wars. We are, often sub-consciously, led down grim corridors of analogy.... Nazi hysteria... Hollywood Boulevard madness. We are voyeurs... we watch a giant Dream Machine which spawns future mutants... frustrated maniacs. And literally DEVOURS its pathetic 'extras' and hopefuls. That is why the overtones of the film seem ,somehow, biblical. David Lynch's source-material is suddenly openly revealed. THIS MOVIE! We have Twin Peaks themes and characters... Mulholand Drive, even more so... Blue Velvet...and so on... But hey! Let's be fair.... anyone who has ever REALLY known Hollywood can only nod and say..."Yes...It's all true.... And if I'm still here, in the industry,.... I'm either a hypocrite, a victim, or a pervert of sorts." ALL the characters are crazed atoms of the American Dream Factory. And Schlesinger opts for a finale worthy of another British, but surprisingly hot-bloodedly so, director... Ken Russell. Madness on the rampage. But is he only a fine line away from exaggeration? Is he not symbolically 'spot on'? That's for you to decide. Meanwhile, the film has done the job it came to do. Maybe even better than 'Chinatown'. And, believe me, the HEY DAY of Hollywood may seem far away and long ago... but the manic drive and sexual black-mail we observe in this reptilian display is all too contemporary to our time. Bon Apetit! (If your digestive system is up to it).

Reviewed bySpikeopathVote: 9/10/10

The Day of The Locust is an adaptation of the highly powerful novelfrom Nathanael West, it focuses on the seamy underbelly of Hollywood inthe 1930s. Pot boiling with pacey precision, director John Schlesingercrafts what is still to this day one of the hidden pieces of art fromthe 1970s.

We are witness to an assortment of odd characters on the outskirtsHollywood and it's big shiny star, fringe characters driven on by lessthan stellar ideals. The centre of it all is Karen Black's sexy butuntalented actress, Faye, she lives with her father, Harry {a fabulousBurgess Meredith}, who was once a fine stage performer but now is oldand dying and forced to peddle potions on door steps. Faye realisesthat her limitations are getting in the way of her starry ambitions, sothus she becomes the assembly line hump on the casting couch, shebelieves it's a small price to pay for the price of fame.

Caught up in Faye's maelstrom of shallow conniving worthlessness isWilliam Atherton's art director, Tod, and Donald Sutherland'ssympathetic dolt, Homer Simpson {Sutherland stunning and Atherton acareer best}. All three of them will come crashing together as thestory reaches it's cynical and terrifying conclusion. The Day Of TheLocust failed at the box office, mid seventies audiences were clearlynot ready for this unsavoury and stark look at the flip side of theindustry we all follow with relish. Many of the characters featured inthe piece are believed to be based on real life Hollywood figures, nowhere in this modern age the public embrace such titillation with glee,back then they clearly wasn't ready for it.

Conrad Hall's cinematography was rightly nominated for an AcademyAward, as was Burgess Meredith in the Best Supporting Actor category,but Sutherland, John Lloyd {Art} and Ann Roth {Costumes} werecriminally ignored, but it matters not for now this film can be viewedby a wider more open thinking audience, and hopefully as the finalegrips you round the throat {and it should do}, you will be forced tothink about it for some time after. 9/10

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