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"It was not recut.
I was not involved
in the ADR, the
musical recording
sessions, the final
mix or the color
timing of the
final print."

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Friday, June 29, 2018
https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/ozondepalmafearlessness.jpgFrançois Ozon's Double Lover was released on Blu-ray and DVD last week-- if you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it: a boldly stylish sexual thriller with some truly audacious images. The discs include a 17-minute interview with Ozon and lead actress Marine Vacth, conducted by Richard Peña at the Quad Cinema in New York. When Peña asks how Ozon became interested in adapting a novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Ozon replies:

"I've long read and been a fan of Joyce Carol Oates. Once, an article said even she had a double-- she wrote detective novels under pseudonym. I was very surprised. I wanted to see what she wrote. I finally found this book of hers, Lives of the Twins, translated as L'Amour en double (Double love). I read it as the perfect material for a psychological sexual thriller, a vintage Hitchcock or Brian De Palma. So, I got started working on it, and then learned that the rights were taken, so I stopped. Years later, my producer said the rights were available again, they were in the U.S. I worked and developed the adaptation. I changed a few things, preserving the toxic, perverse, and sexual spirit of Joyce Carol Oates."

Later on in the interview is the following exchange:

Peña: Were there other films that were coursing through your mind while you were making this film? Because it seems to me there are a number of different references, conscious or otherwise...

Yes, certain images do come to you working on a psycho-sexual thriller. First, yes, there's Hitchcock, my favorite filmmaker. I watch him regularly-- a master of narrative and also of manipulation. So, certainly, there are references to him. The same goes for Brian De Palma. He too replays along Hitchcock's lines. So, I fall in that line of art. As a filmmaker, I really like Brian De Palma's fearlessness. He's not even afraid of bad taste, not afraid to go further. He gets deep into his subject, in... in an extreme way. He has a very visual form. There's work behind it. I thought that this film, this story, would give me formal freedom.

Posted by Geoff at 11:58 PM CDT
Updated: Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:01 AM CDT
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Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 7:43 PM CDT

Name: "what was once is lost today"

Brian DePalma has lost the incendiary visual excess of his earlier filmmography. His last two great films were Casualties of War and Carlito's Way. Bonfire of the Vanities is unwatchable, the lowest point in this once great filmmaker. Femme Fatale would have been a stand-out film if it wasn't for Banderas lazy and amateur performance with scenes that didn't work with that performer. Passion and Redacted are also lazy films that needed more incendiary excess and jaw-dropping violence. The Black Dahlia would have been one of De Palma's better films if he had a more mature and older cast in the central role.

I've heard rumours in the industry that De Palma's latest film Domino will never be released to the general public.  

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 9:44 AM CDT

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

Rumours about Domino have become a dime a dozen. My guess is that it will play at a film fest this fall, and who knows what else after that. Also, I don't think anyone even knows what "released to the general public" even means these days, haha.

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 5:31 PM CDT

Name: "sue"

De Palma has said he makes films for the big screen. I suspect it will open in cinemas at various territories and go directly to streaming services in other countries. There's so many different platforms of release these days that offer different options. I would still like to see DOMINO on a big cinema screen as my option of choice.

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 8:27 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

It doesn't look good for Domino with no trailer on the forseeable landscape.

I suspect I'll be watching Domino on Netflix in my home country of Australia.

De Palma's last 4 movies went straight to home entertainment in Australia. 

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 8:07 AM CDT

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

I have to say, I don't understand this obsession with trailers, and with trailers being some kind of baraometer of a movie's release schedule. Not to mention that if they are hoping/planning to get it into a film festival, they would probably wait and post the trailer on the same day that the film is announced for whatever festival.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:24 PM CDT

Name: "Drew"
Home Page: http://www.rondothemovie.com

I agree with Geoff. The trailer thing, from my (admittedly) very limited experience is something that the premiering fest or acquiring distributor will hold onto until the most opportune time to release it. No reflection on the status of the flick itself, more about it's current state in the marketplace... You'll get blitzed with stuff when a premiere is announced or a release, etc. 

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 7:11 PM CDT

Name: "harry georgatos"

A trailer creates public awareness that the film exists. Most people wouldn't know that there's a new Brian De Palma film. The only ones who would be aware of the film are the De Palma fanbase. A teaser trailer would create a sense of excitement with the future release of a full trailer to create anticipation. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 1:17 AM CDT

Name: "a"

Since the movie has no distributor or release date as far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong), it would make no sense to "create public awareness" for it at such an early stage. What if the release date ends up being fall of next year? Any hype a trailer creates at this point would be forgotten by then. 

Distributors are in charge of advertising.

By the way, the newest Film Comment has an interview with Jose-Luis Alcaine, who says he begins shooting Sweet Vengeance in October.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 7:46 AM CDT

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

Great news-- thank you, A!

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 8:54 PM CDT

Name: "$$$"

The last four De Palma films had horrible marketing and landed at the bottom of the barrel in the market-place. Domino needs smart marketing when compared to de palma's last four films that hardly anyone in the mainstream would have seen.

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 6:08 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

FEMME FATALE is pure De Palma poetry. An unrecognized masterpiece.

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