Brian De Palma

What does Cinemaphile think of this man and his movies?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    his original movies are so much better than the ones he didn't write. But even the latter category is full of good stuff. Body double is on my short list for movie i'm going to watch when i edward g robinson in onions green myself

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Also I want to teach an intro to film studies course where i make zoomers watch his horniest movies

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He reveres Hitchwiener a bit too much for his own good, but a great director all the same.

    The Untouchables, Scarface, Body Double, Phantom of the Paradise, Carlito's Way...it's all gravy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Jist rewatched untouchables, i love the portrayal of the opulence of al capones world

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Hitchwiener homage is great stuff. The dolly zoom at the end of Body Doubles from the bottom of the grave is kino. I would argue it is even better than the famous one in Vertigo that it is ripping off.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      those arent even his best movies

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ^sorry i missed body double on that list. thats his magnum opus. dressed to kill and blow are up there. someone itt should plug mission impossible because its one of the best in that series.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    70s Fincher
    yes. that bad.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He really classed up Mission Impossible. Femme Fatale is peak coomer kino. I think his 70s work is boring and laughably dated but his 80s work is generally good.

      Interesting comment, can't say I entirely disagree but care to elaborate?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >He really classed up Mission Impossible.
        Just watched that today. It's better than I remembered; I don't know why people think the plot is convoluted. It seems pretty straightforward to me.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not true at all. If Gone Girl was made in 1992 and directed by De Palma it would’ve been a masterpiece but it sucks ass instead

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Gone Girl makes perfect sense. It arguably doesn't lean into the horror enough but it's one of the most redpilled movies I've seen.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Didn't like Scarface that much despite Pacino, story just isn't that interesting, but you can see its fingerprints in every drug lord movie/series since. Blow Out is really curious.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      frickin' lesbian

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah it has a lot of memorable lines, but the whole sister plot was pretty annoying, and I was surprised how quickly it snapped into him being the paranoid drug lord after he achieves success. It feels like there's a chunk missing where things go smoothly for a while. The part near the end where they tail that guy in New York also felt like it was out of a different movie.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          PUSH IT TO THE LIMIT!

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Carlito’s Way is a superior film. Highly recommend it. I was surprised how much more I enjoyed it than Scarface which is a bit uneven.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kino machine

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Carrie, Phantom of the Paradise, Blow Out, Sisters, Body Double are giga kino

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    any one of these would be in the top 10 of whatever the average Cinemaphile newbie watched in the last year

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      De Palma is not as popular as he should be considering how good his filmography is and how influential he is. Tarantino is his direct offspring. People know his movies but they don’t give him enough respect. 90% of artists don’t have a body of work this good. Classic after classic after classic.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        100% and now i want to watch Snake Eyes again for that impeccable first half, the only BDP I ever saw in theaters.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Blow out is better than Blow up!

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dressed To Kill is psycho troony kino. The scene where the hooker girl is casually explaining how a wiener is "turned into" a vegana for a sex change op, while the old lady is overhearing them horrified, is somehow this board's current sense of humor but done 40 years ago.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve long wondered why that scene hasn’t become a common webm. I mean it’s just fricking perfect

      ^sorry i missed body double on that list. thats his magnum opus. dressed to kill and blow are up there. someone itt should plug mission impossible because its one of the best in that series.

      Body Double blew me away, a crash course in filmmaking and style. So fricking good

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    LIFE AT LAST

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I love the ending of Carrie and how it looks

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's Snake Eyes.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What does Cinemaphile think of this man and his movies?

    Blow Out was really good.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Travolta is great in this. I'm less interested in the movie but his performance is top notch

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