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He doesn’t have any Academy Awards to his name, and his relationship with the critics has been tempestuous at best, but there is a school of thought that argues Brian De Palma may be the most gifted American filmmaker of his generation (a generation that includes Martin Scorsese,Francis Coppola, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas et al.) Certainly he is a supreme visual storyteller, a cinematic orchestrator of menace and mayhem who elevates sordid and perverse suspense stories into transcendent works of operatic impact. Movies like Blow Out, Carlito’s Way, Scarface, Carrie, Obsession and The Untouchables (all screening in our accompanying retrospective) demand to be savoured on the big screen, where they belong.
In this candid, compelling, often very funny interview conducted by fellow filmmakers Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, De Palma talks us through his long rollercoaster career, and talks illuminatingly about the nexus of cinephilia, voyeurism, politics, Hitchcock and Hollywood that have produced such a flamboyantly personal yet commercial body of work.
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"A cinephile’s nirvana." The Guardian
"Acolytes of Brian De Palma’s flavorful, flamboyant filmography hardly need reminding of his acrobatic ability as a visual storyteller; what they’ll learn from De Palma is that in front of the camera, he’s a pretty marvelous raconteur, too." Guy Lodge, Variety
"De Palma is a joy: a hit of garrulous cinephile cocaine so pure you want to do a Tony Montana, fall face-first into it and inhale it all in one go." Jessica Klang, Playlist