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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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Being a director is being a watcher


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Rated R for violent images, graphic nudity, sexual content and some language | See all certifications »
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$30,355, 12 June 2016, Limited Release

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$163,359, 29 July 2016
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Brian De Palma on why he agreed to appear in the film: "As you know, film journalism is mostly spin. You talk to people, they say the experience was great, I love working with so and so, it's the best experience I ever had. And not until you're in the Hollywood old-age home do you have anybody tell you the truth." [2016] See more »

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Home Movies is listed with 1980 as year of release instead of the real year 1979. See more »

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Brian De Palma: Holy mackerel.
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Features Greetings (1968) See more »

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De Palma (Main Title Theme)
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Greatness
24 September 2016 | by See 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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