The Witches of Eastwick

George Miller directed this adaptation of John Updike’s bestselling novel about three friends in a Rhode Island village who explore their affinity for the supernatural, only to find an unexpected challenge from the new man in town. Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer make a delightful trio of witches, and Jack Nicholson is at his most impishly charismatic as the devilish Daryl Van Horne. Nominations were earned for the film’s sound (Wayne Artman, Tom Beckert, Tom Dahl, Art Rochester) and John Williams’s lighthearted yet macabre score, in many ways a predecessor to his beloved music for the Harry Potter films.

DIRECTED BY: George Miller. WRITTEN BY: Michael Cristofer. WITH: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer. 1987. 118 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated R. 35mm.
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