The Last of Sheila 1973 M

3.00PM Sat 25 Aug 2018 (2hrs)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

'The Last of Sheila was born out of the fondness for game-playing shared by Broadway golden boy Stephen Sondheim and actor Anthony Perkins, who would throw intricate puzzle parties for their well-heeled guests. Together they decided to write a murder mystery, originally setting its homicidal and scandal-drenched "truth games" at a snowed-in Long Island estate. However, everyone involved soon realized that a Riviera location would afford a much more pleasurable movie shoot. [It] offers a template for the genre's reinvention and even its self-parody with a complex whodunit set among the California jet set.' TCM

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 120 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH/FRENCH / DIRECTOR: HERBERT ROSS / PRODUCER: HERBERT ROSS / SCRIPT: STEPHEN SONDHEIM, ANTHONY PERKINS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: GERRY TURPIN / EDITOR: EDWARD WARSCHILKA / MUSIC: BILLY GOLDENBERG / COSTUME DESIGNER: JOEL SCHUMACHER / CAST: RICHARD BENJAMIN, DYAN CANNON, JAMES COBURN, JOAN HACKETT