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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
NEW BOOK DELVES DEEP INTO 'CARRIE'
INCLUDES NEW INTERVIEWS WITH DE PALMA, COHEN; FULL REVIEW TO COME
I've been reading this excellent new book by Joe Aisenberg that delves deep into Brian De Palma's Carrie, providing a wealth of details about its creation, its critical reception, how it compares with Stephen King's novel, and so on. Aisenberg has done an outstanding job, looking thoroughly at each scene from the film chapter-by-chapter, and peppering his analysis with insights via original interviews from several members of the Carrie cast and crew, as well as quotes from the many articles written about Carrie over the past 35+ years. The book is part of Centipede Press' "Studies In The Horror Film" series. The 100-copy, limited edition hardcover, signed by author Joe Aisenberg and screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, is currently available for pre-order from the Centipede website. A trade paperback edition is aiming for publication in March. The book's appendix includes Aisenberg's full interviews with De Palma and Cohen. I'll post a more in-depth review soon, but if you love Carrie, you'll love this book.

Posted by Geoff at 11:51 PM CST
Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:42 PM CST
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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:55 AM CST

Name: "Donald Jon Rubin"

Didyou know about this one?

http://www.amazon.com/American-Psycho-Brian-Political-Invisible/dp/1841505544/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_3

 Sounds interesting...

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 4:31 PM CST

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

Hi, Donald-- yes, I do know about that one. I was going to post about that a bit later, since it doesn't come out until July. Great cover!

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