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Thursday, July 4, 2019






Posted by Geoff at 11:17 AM CDT
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Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 6:40 PM CDT

Name: "$$$"

If one wants to preserve their professional respect of the director responsible for cult films such as DRESSED TO KILL, BLOW OUT and SCARFACE avoid DOMINO. This is De Palma's worst nonsensical film.

An absolute laughable film.

When the forensic white clothed and white covered shoes are dusting the crime scene for evidence and then having the star of the film walk through the crime scene in his shoes, tampering the evidence illustrates how dumb this movie really is.

This is the worst film in the history of cinema and a total waste of my time and life. De Palma should just retire and hail the new King in Christopher Nolan with the sci-fi globetrotting spy espionage film involving the space time continium. That's what I call a concept, not the straight to C-grade DVD of forgotten films that is DOMINO. What has happened to a once great filmmaker? Sad to say the least. 



Monday, July 8, 2019 - 12:13 PM CDT

Name: "Dr.Nix"

I've watched Domino twice now and still have the utmost respect of De Palma, but of course you are entitled to your opinion. Don't forget Christian is a pretty incompetent police officer, loses his gun twice, couldn't save his partner, didn't know of his partners infidelity, Ezra escapes, Christian thinks he saves the day yet but Ezra still loses his life, and the terrorist video still goes out on social media. He's a typical flawed somewhat helpless hero. Regardless I really enjoyed Domino as it retains all of the stylistic auteur elements that have consistently been De Palma's vision throughout his career albeit with a lower budget.. I don't know where the comparison to Christopher Nolan comes into it. I admire and enjoy his work too, but I'm not sure if Nolan is the visual stylist and storyteller that De Palma is.

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 2:35 PM CDT

Name: "Bill Fentum"

I love the shot length list, although my guess is the opening "shot" of SNAKE EYES had quite an impact on its placement. It would be interesting to see where all the others rank. (GREETINGS probably last, right?)

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 5:42 PM CDT

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

Ah, right, Bill, GREETINGS probably would be last, as it is made up of mostly long, uncut shot. Yeah, definitely the opening of Snake Eyes had something to do with its avererage/placement on the list. I wonder if they counted the "hidden" cuts from that 15-minute opening...

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 9:28 PM CDT

Name: "Mustafa"

You lost me when u mentioned "cult films such as DRESSED TO KILL, BLOW OUT and SCARFACE" You obviously have no idea what is a "cult movie", dont u?

And you practically fu*#ed Cinema when u said "hail the new King in Christopher Nolan". A man who practicaly jump cut every 2 seconds and fail to maintain film continouty, not to mention that his "characters" are devoid of any human emotion, dwelling in an emotional aloofness colder than any movie Kubrick had ever done.

But yes I do agree on one thing, Domino is his worst movie to date, but better made than anything "King Nolan" has ever done, or will ever do! 


Monday, July 8, 2019 - 9:48 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

Agree 100% with Dr Nix.

The one thing with Christian is if he did all the right things and saved his partner then all the people at the bullring would have been fatalities.

Sometimes it pays to be incompetent.

DOMINO has my respect in parts in a severly compromised movie. 

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:36 PM CDT

Name: "neil"

inception, memento, interstellar craps all over M2Mars, are master works with overwhelming emotion mustafa. I dont know what films youre watching. nolan brings emotional pain to batman. no de palma film comes close. inception is genius.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 12:12 AM CDT

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

Those are three great movies (Inception, Memento, Interstellar) but they don't "crap" over anything, much less Mission To Mars. It's well known that De Palma himself is a fan of Memento and Inception, and of all the space movies in recent years, Interstellar and Mission To Mars share a sincerity of heart that links them together, to a certain extent. Interstellar is more clever, for sure, but De Palma came on as a director-for-hire with a release date all mapped out and still made it his own.

The fact that he specifically linked the far more cynical DOMINO with M2M speaks to a certain disappointment that the previous film's heartfelt sincerity was met with such utter contempt from so many.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 12:36 AM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

The visuals to M2M is what won me over. The script left a bad taste in mouth, especially the dialogue. De Palma never had 100% control over this studio pic. Like Pauline Kael has said half this movie is sublime. 

The closest De Palma has come to a genre like INCEPTION was the cancelled THE DEMOLISHED MAN. My number one favourite sci-fi novel. I could always have seen De Palma do a genre film close to INCEPTION. Unfortunately it has never happened. 

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:31 PM CDT

Name: "$$$"

There's non of the De Palma visual panache to Domino.

Body Double was nonsensical but was expertly crafted with great visual panache! 

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