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De Palma (2015)

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A documentary about writer and director Brian De Palma.
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In the annals of Hollywood film since the artistic glories of the New Hollywood era, few have a better reputation and body of work in the field of suspense films exploring the contemporary darkness in American life than Brian De Palma. Here, the great film writer and director takes, us in his own words, through his professional life and a career that redefined film horror and suspense. All the while, he also confesses the challenges of working in Hollywood and the price even the great artists pay for being a part of it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated R for violent images, graphic nudity, sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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Brian De Palma on this documentary: "I met Noah [Noah Baumbach] almost 20 years ago - I immediately liked him, he's very bright. Because we approach cinema from different directions, we were fascinated by our different views on how to tell a story. They did their interview with me five years ago, in Jake Paltrow's living room, shooting on this digital camera, with Noah doing the sound. It was like the old cinema school days - you had three people and that was your crew." [2015] See more »

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During the final credits list "Rear Window" year of release is shown as 1958 instead of the real year 1954. See more »

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Brian De Palma: My wife is my movie, not you.
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Features Psycho (1960) See more »

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De Palma (Main Title Theme)
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Greatness
24 September 2016 | by Lostintranslation89See all my reviews

Who would ever have thought watching one man speak for nearly two hours could be so addictive. De Palma is a mango icicle to director, and this very candid interview/documentary shows the inner working of a genius mind.

From his early student films to the height of his career Carrie, The Untuchables, Scarface. de Palma holds no prisoners and rightly so. He tells it as it is, discusses the pitfalls of the industry system and shows newbie directors how to break free

The doc goes passed at the blink of an eye, and is such addictive viewing, I'd be prepared to watch it again right now.... in fact..,


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Де Пальма See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,355, 12 June 2016

Gross USA:

$165,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,045
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