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but metaphysically"
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I was not involved
in the ADR, the
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mix or the color
timing of the
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in the news"

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Washington Post
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Exclusive Passion
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Brian De Palma
Karoline Herfurth
Leila Rozario

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AV Club Review
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
RAPACE CONTRASTS DE PALMA / RIDLEY SCOTT
SAYS DE PALMA KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS - "HONEY, I'M EDITING IN MY HEAD ALREADY"
Noomi Rapace is the subject of yesterday's "Early Works" column at VICE. Here's the last paragraph, as she told it to Larry Fitzmaurice:
I went right into Prometheus after Sherlock Holmes, and then I worked with Brian De Palma on Passion. Ridley and Brian are filmmakers from the same generation, and obviously I grew up watching Brian's work—Scarface, Carlito's Way. When I heard that he wanted to meet with me, I was quite shocked. It was interesting to work with him, because he knew exactly what he wanted. He did very long takes, sometimes for four minutes. When he had three takes, he was like, "I'm happy. I'm good. We're moving on." Very different from Ridley's films and what I was used to. I was like, "Whoa, wait! We're not doing coverage?" But he was like, "Honey, I'm editing in my head already. No need for that. We're moving on." He's someone who knows exactly what he wants. It was very different and interesting working with him.

Posted by Geoff at 3:03 AM CDT
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Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:02 PM CDT

Name: "harry georgatos"

PASSION is a cool visually lavish piece of dreamlike cinematography that seduces the senses. Every shot is there for a reason and there isn't one pointless image. Cool soundtrack by Pino Donaggio. Can't understand all the negative reviews on rotten tomatoes. Needs better consideration then what a lot of pompous reviewers had to say with their tabloid attention grabbing headlines.      

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:39 PM CDT

Name: "Christian G"

Problem with Passion was the (lack of) sound design..

 

 

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:26 PM CDT

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

Lack of sound design...? Do tell...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 7:36 PM CDT

Name: "Christian G"

I wasn't very precise.. I guess I meant say lack of texture - of which the sound design is one part, but also a lack of camera movement, angles, framing, editing... The De Palma touch.

The first 45 mins or so suffers IMO and is quite bland and dull.. Some scenes just seem oddly quiet in the background.. If I remember correctly Redacted had the same issue in some scenes.. A lack of extras, the office building seems almost deserted.. Budget might be part of it but can't explain all imo..

It does pick up  steam in the second half though, the murder scene is terrific and I absolutely love the final sequence. The last half marked a great return to form, harking back to the days of DTK and Body Double, and his best work since Femme Fatale.. 

 

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 10:49 PM CDT

Name: "harry georgatos"

De Palma was going to have a INCEPTION type opening of a hi-tech hi-gloss commercial that goes into several dream-layers. De Palma's indie friend directors talked De Palma out of that dazzling attention grabbing opening as a rip-off of Nolan's INCEPTION. De Palma who has based his career of paying homage to other directors in his movies should have kept that opening in PASSION. The second half of PASSION is an improvement from the subdued first half. The best aspect to PASSION is the opulent style of the cinematography and a cool score by Pino Donnagio. The writing is a series of mechanisms from one scene to the next. When it comes to visual style PASSION would be a good double bill with FEMME FATALE. 

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