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Thursday, June 10, 2010
PASSION FOR THE FURY
"DELIRIOUS, BOUNDARY-PUSHING CINEMA AT ITS HIGHEST FORM"
Kenji Fujishima discovered Brian De Palma's The Fury on DVD last weekend, and calls it "delirious, boundary-pushing cinema at or very near its highest form." With that I concur completely. Fujishima breaks down The Fury's operatic slow-motion escape sequence, with selected captures from the scene. "De Palma—more so than in his previous film Carrie," states Fujishima, "creates a world in the film, but not just a visual one: He practically evokes a whole emotional universe, one keyed intensely into the broiling anxieties of its telekinetic pre-pubescent characters, Gillian and Robin."

Posted by Geoff at 1:41 PM CDT
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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 3:30 PM CDT

Name: "Gustavo"
Home Page: http://mulhollandcinelog.wordpress.com

I couldn't disagree more. To me, THE FURY is an abortion, while CARRIE is a masterpiece. And those two characters he mentions are not PRE-pubescent at all.

Friday, June 11, 2010 - 12:24 AM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: http://www.briandepalma.org

You are right-- they are not pre-pubescent. But the film is excellent-- I do like CARRIE better, but I do like what Fujishima says about THE FURY evoking "a whole emotional universe." Of course, this is what De Palma does, but for me, THE FURY has always struck just the right chords.

Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 2:52 AM CDT

Name: "Ryan"

Count me as another big fan of The Fury.  I don't think it's as good as Carrie (which is my all-time favorite) either, but there are some breathtaking sequences in the film.  My favorite by far is the escape, but I also love the scene where Amy Irving makes her classmate's nose bleed, and the infamous ending.  Also her scene on the staircase with Charles Durning.  The story is a bit convoluted, but I've read the novel and that's even more complicated than the movie!  I'm especially fond of Carrie Snodgress's sympathetic character.

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