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De Palma (2015)

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A documentary about writer and director Brian De Palma.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brian De Palma ... Himself
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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Де Пальма See more »

Filming Locations:

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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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Company Credits

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Empire Ward Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Co-director Jake Paltrow on who he made De Palma (2015) for: "For us at first, since we didn't even know if it would be a movie. I think we just spent so much time with Brian and our friendship grew in a way where we realized this would be so valuable if he spoke to us on camera the way he speaks to us at dinner because what he's talking about, and the way he talks about it, is so compelling. I think in the beginning it really was for us. And once he turned it on in a way that was just as compelling and electric on camera as it is in person having dinner with him did we realize this is movie-grade stuff. This is beyond just us recording this thing selfishly, this is probably something that lots of people would be interested in, even if they don't necessarily know Brian's movies." [2016] See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Brian De Palma: My wife is my movie, not you.
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Connections

Features Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Relax
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Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood (uncredited)
Written by Peter Gill (uncredited), Holly Johnson (uncredited), & Mark O'Toole (uncredited)
Produced by Trevor Horn (uncredited)
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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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