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Thursday, January 8, 2015
ANOTHER DE PALMA FILM SERIES IN BRAZIL
FEATURES DE PALMA FILMS, SOMETIMES PAIRED WITH FILMS THAT INSPIRED THEM
The other day, I posted a belated entry about a Brian De Palma retrospective at Cine Lume in Brazil. That retrospective ended yesterday, but it turns out there has been a separate De Palma series going on at Sala Walter da Silveira. This one started January 2nd, and runs through January 14th-- that last day, there will be a screening of a surprise De Palma film. This series includes many of De Palma films, and sometimes pairs them up with a film that inspired De Palma: Rear Window and Body Double were screened back-to-back on January 5th; Battleship Potemkin and The Untouchables were back-to-back last night; and Fritz Lang's The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse and De Palma's Snake Eyes were back-to-back earlier tonight. Monday, January 12th, Dario Argento's Suspiria will follow a screening of the movie that introduced Jessica Harper, De Palma's Phantom Of The Paradise. Back on January 4th, both versions (Hawks' and De Palma's) of Scarface were screened back-to-back, and on Tuesday January 13th, De Palma's Scarface will screen again, this time following a screening of Jean Vigo's Zero For Conduct. I've never seen the latter, so if anyone knows how it may link to Scarface, please feel free to share. Which reminds me, all of these screenings are free.

Posted by Geoff at 11:59 PM CST
Updated: Friday, January 9, 2015 12:07 AM CST
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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 10:10 PM CST

Name: "harry georgatos"

ZFC is set in a strict boarding school and was banned for a period of time where it was released in 1945. It deals with a dwarf tyrant headmaster as the students revolt against the school. It runs for 47 minutes and was influential to certain filmmakers. How it relates to SCARFACE I simply don't know. Saw it in the early seventies on a government funded network for foreign films. It only runs for 47 minutes.

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 7:32 PM CST

Name: "Jeremy O C"

Zero de Conduite is a tremendous short film, basically remade by Lindsay Anderson as If...

Vigo's style amalgamated social realism with sudden outbursts of poetic visual images. He died young after only one feature, and was a key influence on later French cinema and the New Wave.

 As far as relating to Scarface, the connecting thread could be the theme of anarchic rebellion, although I find it hard to believe it was an actual influence for De Palma. The documentary A Propos de Nice could be a more appropriate Vigo to screen, dealing as it does with an outsider's view of a decadent society

 

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