Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Gordon Willis|
|Produced by||Mike Lobell|
|Written by||Barry Siegel|
|Music by||Ennio Morricone|
|Editing by||Barry Malkin|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release dates||January 18, 1980|
|Running time||96 minutes|
Willis was the cinematographer of some of the most acclaimed films of the 1970s, among them The Godfather (and its sequel, The Godfather Part 2), All the President's Men, Annie Hall and others. This would be his only attempt at directing a movie.
Emily Hollander (Shire) is the subject of a lesbian obsession at the hands of Andrea Glassen (Ashley), her next-door neighbor. As Emily begins dating detective Bob Luffrono (Cortese), Andrea overflows with jealousy, spying on Hollander through her own window.
Gordon Willis admitted the film had been a mistake,and later said of directing that he didn't really like it. "I've had a good relationship with actors," he reflected, "but I can do what I do and back off. I don't want that much romancing. I don't want them to call me up at two in the morning saying, 'I don't know who I am'".
Awards and nominations
- Nominated: Worst Picture
- Nominated: Worst Screenplay
- Nominated: Worst Actress (Talia Shire)
- Nominated: Worst Supporting Actress (Elizabeth Ashley)
- Nominated: Worst Director (Gordon Willis)