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I was not involved
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Go to the Hollywood Suite tweet to watch the video-- here's what Cam Maitland has to say:
I think if I had to choose, like, a fun guilty pleasure movie, I really like Brian De Palma’s Body Double. He’s kind of the king of guilty pleasures—he makes these beautiful movies that are really kind of cinematic objects, but that also have, like, a lot of sleaziness to them. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but I kind of love them all.

Brian De Palma made Body Double coming off of a lot of criticism of his previous film, Dressed To Kill. A lot of people said it was a little too gory, and that it focused a little too much on sex. But of course, being Brian De Palma, he just wanted to double-down on those criticisms.

It’s a big role for Melanie Griffith—I think a lot of people probably remember her character, Holly Body. And while this movie might seem a little trashy, she really credits it for doing a lot for her career. Specifically, she thinks she wouldn’t have gotten Working Girl or Something Wild without this movie kind of divorcing her from her childhood image as Tippi Hedren’s daughter.

My favorite sequence in it—and this is totally weird and out of place, but delightful—is in the middle of the film it breaks out into this Frankie Goes To Hollywood music video.

Posted by Geoff at 7:45 PM CDT
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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 8:18 PM CDT

Name: "neil"

It's been since 2013 that Passion was released directly to dvd and bypassed cinemas. De Palma for 4 years hasn't made anything of substance and the possibility of a guilty pleasure spy movie in Lights Out had me excited. Nothing has happened with this picture as according to IMDB this picture has been in pre-production for a year which is a strong sign that this picture will most likely never be made. From a money point of view this film would have been a hit unlike the underrated Passion and the hated Redacted that put him in the bad books within the film industry. Dearly hope that Lights Out happens. A lot of De Palma fans are whishing this movie happens!

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 7:44 PM CDT

Name: "Lear"

I wish so too. But it probably won't, let's face it. de Palma can now only rely on European producers like Saïd Ben Saïd to finance his movies (which are low-budgets like Passion). I doubt anyone would give hundreds of millions of dollars to Brian de Palma for a big-budgeted action movie, considering that the last one he made was responsible for his exile from Hollywood.

He has a few projects out there but no cast and no money. Most filmmakers from the 70s get their movies made by having tons of A-list actors play in their movies (Scorsese with Silence, every Malick movie ever, etc.), but I guess Brian de Palma does not attract a lot of them (controversial themes, no Oscars-bait, low-budget, etc.). 


Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 6:31 PM CDT

Name: "harry georgatos"

According to kodiapps.com the action thriller LIGHTS OUT will have a release date of December 2018. If this is correct then LIGHTS OUT will begin principal photography sometime this year! My fingers are crossed!       

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 11:50 PM CDT

Name: "sue"

There's another site that has the film completed with a running time of 135 minutes. So much dodgy information.

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:23 AM CDT

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

Sue, that is likely because last year, there was a horror film released with the title "Lights Out", although that movie was only an hour and 21 minutes long. In any case, there are several areas online that have gotten the two movies confused and blurred in together, mostly because so much online stuff is posted by robots without benefit of fact-checking. This has even led to the editor-in-chief of Sight & Sound magazine in the U.K. reporting that De Palma's "Lights Out" is a horror film due out next year. My guess is that the title would be changed by the time of release.

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