BAUMBACH & PALTROW INTERVIEWED, FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION OF DE PALMA'S FILMS
Film Comment posted a podcast this past Friday in which digital editor Violet Lucca interviews Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow about their new documentary, De Palma. That interview takes up the first 15 minutes of the podcast, after which Lucca sits down with Michael Koresky and Ashley Clark to discuss De Palma's work for about 50 minutes.
One of the highlights of the interview is when Baumbach and Paltrow talk about how the most moving part of their film about De Palma is the way he talks about taking up and continuing to develop the cinematic language that Alfred Hitchcock laid out before him. The other discussion afterward includes a nice description of De Palma's work as a deconstruction of film. Some of the highlights include an appraisal of Femme Fatale, Koresky talking about seeing Dressed To Kill when he was ten years old, De Palma as a political filmmaker (discussing Hi, Mom! and Sisters), and the energizing experience of watching De Palma.