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The Wicker Man (1973)
Anthony Shaffer's The Wicker Man
The Wickerman

Nomination Year: 1997
SYNOPSIS:  There is a murder -- or maybe not. In any case, a prissy Scottish policeman is sent to an isolated island to investigate. There's really bad paganism, and he gets offended. Then there are strange instances of music and nudity, and he gets offended.

Then he's sacrificed to ensure a good crop next year, and we're offended that they took 102 minutes to do it. Ugh.

Smithee Award Winner! "Let's Up The Rating To 'R'"

There's Something in the Air Tonight....
Cop wanders out of bar into orgy in middle of field.

Smithee Award Winner! Best One-Liner

Those People Are Naked!
The policeman is talking with Lord Summerisle, when he notices a group of people off in the distance:
"Those people are naked!"
"Naturally; it's far too dangerous to jump through fire with your clothes on."

Smithee Award Winner! "WHAT?!"

And Now It's Time for the Musical Number
The innkeeper's daughter takes off all her clothes, and attempts to seduce the policeman from the other room by dancing, singing, and pounding on the wall. The film is supposed to be a documentary.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Edward Woodward "The Equalizer" 
Christopher Lee Crown Prince of the Horror genre; plays Dracula a lot 
Diane Cilento  
Britt Ekland  
Director Claim to Fame
Robin Hardy  

Kevin Hogan

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