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Thumbnail for Altered States (1980) Altered States (1980)

Basics Critics:62Viewers:66Rusty:76
Category: Drama, Horror, Mystery/Noir/Thriller, Sci-Fi/FantasySub-Category: horror film, science fiction film, thriller film, film adaptationRuntime: 102 minutesColor: colorLanguage: English, SpanishCountry: United StatesFilming location: New York City, California, MexicoDirector: Ken RussellScreenwriter: Paddy ChayefskyMusic: John CoriglianoCinematography: Jordan CronenwethStars: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid, Thaao Penghlis, Drew Barrymore, George Gaynes, John Larroquette, Paul LarssonProducer: Daniel Melnick, Stuart BairdStudio: Warner Bros.Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Original Score (John Corigliano)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Award details: (details at IMDb)

A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality itself are states of mind.

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