WINDOWS (1980) Reviews and overview

 

Windows is a 1980 American psycho-thriller film starring Talia Shire (Prophecy), Joseph Cortese and Elizabeth Ashley, directed by cinematographer Gordon Willis (The Godfather and sequel) from a screenplay written by Barry Siegel.

The soundtrack score was composed by Ennio Morricone.

Plot:

Emily Hollander (Talia Shire) is the subject of a lesbian obsession at the hands of Andrea Glassen (Elizabeth Ashley), her next-door neighbour.

As Emily begins dating detective Bob Luffrono (Joseph Cortese), Andrea overflows with jealousy, spying on Hollander through her own window…

Reviews:

Good Efficient Butchery review: ” …the pace is almost glacial and story elements are completely illogical […] and in the fact that the primary villain’s identity is made clear much too early. The finale, which goes on forever… is terribly-handled, never suspenseful, and anti-climactic in the extreme.”

Moon in the Gutter review: “Framed immaculately and photographed with the skill only a true master could bring to the screen, Windows is a visual triumph. Sadly, the look of Windows can’t save it from its stale storyline, poor plotting and wooden dialogue.”

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