'OLDBOY' DIRECTOR'S FAVORITE DE PALMA FILM IS 'DRESSED TO KILL'
In an article for Entertainment Weekly, Solvej Schou interviews three South Korean directors who each are getting ready to release their English-language debut. Park Chan-wook, best known for his Vengeance trilogy (Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, and Sympathy For Lady Vengeance), is directing Stoker, a thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska that will be released March 1, 2013. In this excerpt from the article, Park discusses how the films of Brian De Palma influenced him while making Stoker:
"Park cited Martin Scorsese’s Hugo as a recent English-language movie he enjoyed, though his favorite contemporary English-language movie is David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method. 'Cronenberg is my hero,' Park said. While Wentworth Miller drew on Hitchcock for Stoker’s script, Park said, the director himself channeled sleek, stylized, sexy Brian De Palma. 'Stoker is a film with cross-cut scenes in it. In making such a film, I couldn’t help but think of De Palma,' said Park, who noted his favorite by the director is 1980 murder thriller Dressed To Kill. 'Once upon a time, I used to write film reviews for a living, and I reviewed Dressed to Kill. While I was conscious of De Palma, I wanted to make Stoker differently. How could I make it different from De Palma, maybe through less use of slow motion?'”
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Meanwhile, down below, check out the music used in the second half of the trailer for Stoker, and see if it reminds you of a trailer for a more recent De Palma film...