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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
LITHGOW & GORDON JOINED BY DEXTER
"ALL THAT JAZZ AND LOTS OF BRIAN DE PALMA IN COMMON"
John Lithgow, pictured here from Bob Fosse's All That Jazz, appeared in that film along with Keith Gordon in 1979, right around the time Brian De Palma was working with Gordon on Home Movies and Dressed To Kill. Lithgow had already had his first big role in De Palma's Obsession (1976), and would soon appear in De Palma's Blow Out (1981), and later on, in De Palma's Raising Cain (1992). Lithgow, who is currently filming the fourth season of Showtime's Dexter, tweeted today that Gordon is directing the episode they're filming this week (Gordon has filmed several episodes of the series throughout its first three seasons). "Small world: Keith Gordon directs this week. We have ALL THAT JAZZ and lots of Brian De Palma in common," Lithgow states on his Twitter page. Shades of his work with De Palma, Lithgow portrays a serial killer on the upcoming fourth season of Dexter.

Posted by Geoff at 6:34 PM CDT
Updated: Thursday, July 16, 2009 11:18 PM CDT
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 4:01 PM CDT

Name: "Davi OP"

Hey, Geoff. Excellent page on the master. One little correction. It's the fourth season of Dexter. I didn't know it would have Lithgow in it. One more motive to look forward to the series.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 10:50 PM CDT

Name: "The Principal Archivist"
Home Page: http://www.swanarchives.org

Lithgow is apparently going to be playing a serial killer whom Dexter admires, dubbed "Trinity," for his practice of killing people in groups of three.  As the season opens, it appears that Trinity, who had previously been active somewhere else in the country, has moved into Dexter's town.  I guess it's a safe bet that by the end of the season, Dexter will have cut Trinity into more than three pieces.

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 11:13 PM CDT

Name: de/palma
Home Page: http://www.angelfire.com/de/palma

Thanks for the correction, Davi-- I've only seen the series in bits and pieces, but I think I'll be watching the entire next season!

Monday, July 20, 2009 - 8:01 AM CDT

Name: "Davi OP"

It's a great series. Maybe television could be an interesting place for the master nowadays. Television audiences are more interested in thematic, if not aesthetic, experiments. It would be cool to see "Brian De Palma presents" if he regains any clout.   

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