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Saturday, April 7, 2012
FRANK WITTER JOINS 'PASSION' CAST
AS THEATRE USHER, ACCORDING TO IMDB
A new name has been added to the IMDB's cast credits for Brian De Palma's Passion. According to the site, German actor Frank Witter plays the theatre usher in the film. This would undoubtedly be at the movie theatre frequented by Noomi Rapace's character. It will be interesting to see what she chooses to watch there.

Posted by Geoff at 6:31 PM CDT
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'THE FURY' TO SCREEN AT ACTIONFEST 2012
STUNTMAN MICKEY GILBERT TO DO Q&A AT NORTH CAROLINA EVENT APRIL 13
Although it is not mentioned yet on the event's official web site, Brian De Palma's The Fury will be presented by Mickey Gilbert at the 2012 ActionFest, which runs April 12-15 in Asheville, North Carolina. Gilbert, who is picking up a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's fest, was the stunt coordinator on The Fury. He also worked as a stuntman on Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch, which will also be screened at the festival. According to Mountain Xpress, Gilbert will provide an introduction and Q&A at the screening of The Fury, which will be held at 7:30pm Friday, April 13th, at The Carolina theater in Asheville.

Posted by Geoff at 4:15 PM CDT
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
RENOWNED VOICE ACTOR ON HIS 'BODY DOUBLE' ROLE
ROB PAULSEN HAD CLASSIC PUNCHLINE AS PORNO CAMERAMAN


Rob Paulsen is famed for his voice acting in the cartoons Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pinky And The Brain, and Animaniacs, but early in his career, he had a small yet memorable role in Brian De Palma's Body Double. In that film, Paulsen played a pornographic movie camerman who, after filming a scene of Jake Scully making out with Holly Body, delivers the scene's classic punchline: "Where's the cum-shot?" the cameraman asks the director, who seems hypnotized by the scene in front of him. "The cum-shot. I thought we were doing Body Talk here, not Last Tango!" Paulsen spoke to Dan Roberts last week, and near the end of the interview (which can be listened to in the YouTube video above), Roberts, a De Palma fan, asks Paulsen about his experience on the film. Paulsen relays a funny story about how his kids found out about him being in the movie years later.

Posted by Geoff at 11:32 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 11:33 PM CDT
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
AISENBERG TO GUEST ON MOVIE GEEKS WEDNESDAY
'CARRIE' STUDY TO BE FOCUS OF PROGRAM
Joe Aisenberg, author of the full volume study of Brian De Palma's Carrie from Centipede Press, will be the guest on Wednesday night's Movie Geeks United podcast (April 4th). A modified version of the introduction to Aisenberg's book can be read at the Bright Lights Film Journal

Posted by Geoff at 8:39 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 8:51 PM CDT
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Sunday, April 1, 2012
'DIONYSUS' FILM APPROPRIATED INTO ART INSTALLATION
OVERLAPPING PROJECTIONS FORM PIECE BY ROSE KALLAL AT GALLERY IN SCOTLAND
The Hidden Noise gallery, located in Glasgow, Scotland, is currently hosting an exhibition by New York artist Rose Kallal. Kallal is presenting Implicate, Explicate, a 16mm film installation "created especially for The Hidden Noise with a soundtrack produced in collaboration with Mark Pilkington," according to the gallery's web site. "The overlapping projections appropriate footage from sources as diverse as Brian De Palma’s Dionysus to contemporary 3D simulations of fractals, as well as her own original footage." The exhibition, which includes works by Anni Albers, Josef Albers, and Victoria Morton, runs through April 14th.

Posted by Geoff at 10:27 PM CDT
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Saturday, March 31, 2012
KAROLINE FB POST ON RACHEL & NOOMI
AND "STRUGGLES WITH NIGHT SHOOTS AND ENGLISH TEXTS"
Karoline Herfurth posted another Passion-related update to her Facebook page yesterday (Friday, March 30th). Here's what she posted:

Hello All. The shooting schedule has swallowed me up once again ... :-) Struggles with night shoots and English texts ... :-) Rachel McAdams is a real sunshine. So incredibly friendly and professional, and always ready to perform on the spot. One can definitely learn a thing or two from her. And Noomi Rapace is quite an experience. I’m very much looking forward to our great scenes. And the one time it went a day longer was yesterday of all days. So I missed the Jupiter Awards, which I really wanted to attend ...! Had such a lovely dress by Malaika Raiss ...! Just the usual madness... :-)

Posted by Geoff at 6:14 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, April 1, 2012 12:21 PM CDT
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Friday, March 30, 2012
CINEFILES LOOKS AT SELECTED DE PALMA THRILLERS
'SISTERS', 'DRESSED TO KILL', 'BLOW OUT', & 'RAISING CAIN' DISCUSSED


They get a couple of details wrong here and there, but this is a great old-fashioned discussion from a group of guys who generally seem to know what they're talking about. Not to nitpick, but I feel the need to set a couple of things straight. Eric Cohen takes Bernard Herrmann's quote during the making of Sisters out of context: it was when De Palma wanted to start his picture with the blind girl walking into the men's locker room that Herrmann insisted that, because nothing scary or thrilling happened in the movie until later on, Sisters should open with a title sequence featuring his ominous music. When De Palma tried to argue that Hitchcock did it, Herrmann reminded the young director that he was not Hitchcock, and nobody in the audience was going to wait for him to start his story.

This next thing is clarified near the end of the video, but... Later in the CineFiles discussion on Raising Cain, Cohen states that the film was taken out of De Palma's control, but in actuality, it was De Palma himself who decided to recut the film, with the help of editor Paul Hirsch. The discussion above also touches on Peet Gelderblom's Raising Cain Re-Cut.

Posted by Geoff at 8:16 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012 8:49 PM CDT
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
'SCARFACE' TO SCREEN AT MIAMI OCEANSIDE MANSION
STEVEN BAUER, PEPE SERNA, ANGEL SALAZAR TO APPEAR AT APRIL 13 EVENT

The above oceanside mansion in Miami will be the site of an outdoor benefit screening of Brian De Palma's Scarface on Friday, April 13th. Scarface actors Steven Bauer, Pepe Serna, and Angel Salazar are all expected to attend. According to a Press Release, the screening event will be "a benefit and silent auction for ArtesMiami, Inc., the South Florida non-profit organization dedicated to developing South Florida as a cultural center with a special focus on Hispanic culture." The event will also cap the inaugural Hispanicize 2012 National Latino Film Showcase. The winners of the showcase's best feature length and short film prizes will be presented at the Scarface benefit event. According to Hispanicize, "A special Golden Ticket Social Media Contest will be held at Hispanicize 2012 for 25 select tickets to the cinematic event."

Posted by Geoff at 11:26 PM CDT
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
KOEPP'S CORNER: 'PREMIUM RUSH' TRAILER
FILMED IN GLORIOUS BIKE-O-VISION, OPENS AUGUST 24 2012

Posted by Geoff at 6:08 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:13 PM CDT
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chloë Moretz tweets:

"Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!" Deadline: "Moretz didn’t meet with Peirce until last weekend. She got the job immediately... Insiders said that once they make Moretz’s deal, they will focus on landing the psycho mom and supporting cast and they will shoot this year." Remake will be filmed in and around Toronto. Planning for July start date.

Posted by Geoff at 4:28 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, April 1, 2012 12:22 PM CDT
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