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The 10th Victim

Released 1965
Distributor Embassy Pictures

Ursula Andress’s bullet-spraying bra was the talk of the nation when Elio Petri’s 1965 pop-sci fi spoof hit the screen. In the 21st century, violence is legally channeled into televised “hunts” for the public’s amusement, an outlandish idea then–but dangerously close to reality (TV) today! Unforgettable jazz-lounge score by Piero Piccioni.

About Howard Rodman

Howard A. Rodman, a Professor and former Chair of the screenwriting program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and an artistic director of the Sundance Screenwriting Labs, wrote Savage Grace with Julianne Moore, August with Josh Hartnett and David Bowie, and the opening night film of the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, Joe Gould’s Secret, with Ian Holm and Stanley Tucci. The sleaziest character in Steven Soderbergh’s film The Underneath is named “Howard Rodman,” for reasons which need not be enumerated here.