Looker is a 1981 American science fiction film written and directed by Michael Crichton and starring Albert Finney, Susan Dey, and James Coburn. The film is a suspense/science-fiction piece that comments upon and satirizes media, advertising, television's effects on the populace, and a ridiculous standard of beauty.
|Directed by||Michael Crichton|
|Written by||Michael Crichton|
|Produced by||Howard Jeffrey|
|Edited by||Carl Kress|
|Music by||Barry De Vorzon|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Box office||$3 million|
Though sparse in visual effects, the film is the first commercial film to attempt to make a computer-generated, three-dimensional, solid-looking model of a whole human body. However, as with its predecessors Futureworld, Star Wars, and Alien, this was an example of "CGI representing CGI", and only depicted on CRT screens in the movie, rather than being used as a special effect. The model had no skeletal or facial movements and was not a character. Looker was also the first film to create three-dimensional (3D) shading with a computer, months before the release of the better-known Tron.