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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/carlotta2019b.jpgOn November 7, Carlotta will publish a book-only edition of Brian De Palma: entretiens avec Samuel Blumenfeld and Laurent Vachaud. This will be the same version of the book that Carlotta had published two years ago, but this time there will be no DVDs included. According to Vachaud, the size of this upcoming edition will also be about 20% smaller than the DVD version from two years ago, which makes it approximately the same size as the original version of the book from 2001.

Posted by Geoff at 11:18 PM CDT
Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:31 AM CDT
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Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:40 PM CDT

Name: "rex the raven"

get something new, like the next de palma film.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:50 AM CDT

Name: "neil"

one should look at Scorsese's 209 minute masterpiece in THE IRISHMAN (100% on Rotten Tomatoes) and De Palma's cheap eye cancer Domino (31% on Rotten Tomatoes) to see that a legendary filmmaker can still make films to stand the test of time. Better luck next time de palma?

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 6:42 PM CDT

Name: "sue"

In response to neal, De Palma should give Netflix a go considering Scorsese had full creative control with The Irishman and final cut. A film running longer then The Godfather 2 at 210 minutes. Scorsese got be a film-maker at Netflix so why couldn't the same apply to De Palma?

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:57 PM CDT

Name: "$$$"

Seen The Irishman, very, very, very slow to say the least. Agree with Sue, De Palma should give Netflix a go.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:36 AM CDT

Name: "%@#?"

No one wants to be in the De Palma business no more. The man has forgotten how to direct a fanbase picture. One has to go back to Mission:Impossible. Stuffed up Snake Eyes and the dreary Mission To Mars movie that could have been written by a 15 year old kid. De Palma needed a script somewhat like Ad Astra to have had half a chance. Femme Fatale had no chance at the American conservative box office with all the lesbian stuff and was more of an art film. De Palma needs to reinvent himself before genuine offers are made or still will be working for European sharks that ruined Domino.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:43 AM CDT

Name: "Mustafa"

De Palma is a filmmaker who never compromised his vision, he always did what he wanted, he never kissed asses for an award. Unlike those who did a second tier remake of a Honk Kong movie to get an oscar, or who played the studios game to star "relevant"!

Despite Domino's heavy flaws, it has better moments than the whol filmographies of scorsese post Bringing Up the Dead! 

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 9:41 PM CDT

Name: "#@%?"

The Departed is a brilliant piece of film-making. The Black Dahlia has excellent sequences and set-pieces with muddled narrative. Compare The Departed to The Black Dahlia and any reasonable person knows which is the better film.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 9:50 PM CDT

Name: "neil"

compare The Bonfire Of The Vanities to The Wolf Of Wall Street Mustafa and tell me which is the better film. Scorsese should have got the Oscar for that film.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:01 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

I'll throw in my 2 cents, in a just and moral world De Palma should have got Best Picture and Best Director for CASUALTIES OF WAR.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:06 PM CDT

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

"Muddled narrative" is pretty close to what "The Black Dahlia" is supposed to be, so it seems like some kind of misnomer as a criticism of the film adaptation. It's like in the movie when Bucky says to Kay, "Well, that explains a lot," and she shoots right back matter-of-fact, "No it doesn't."

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:13 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

I love the convoluted nature of THE BLACK DAHLIA, it adds to it's mystery as one watches.

Howard Hawks masterpiece in THE BIG SLEEP has an incomprehensible story but does not detract from the masterwork that is THE BG SLEEP, and that's the way I feel about THE BLACK DAHLIA. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 10:38 PM CDT

Name: "Mustafa"

"A good movie has 3 great scenes and no bad ones" Howard Hawks

The Black Dhalia had those 3 scenes, Wolf of Wall street did not have any great scene

Unfortuntaly, Domio has 2 great scenes but many bad ones, but still better tha The Silence when compared to those standards! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 10:40 PM CDT

Name: "Mustafa"

And The Bonfire of The Vanities is an excellent movie that knows when to hold back and not to wallow in excess, excess that Wolf was sinking in!

SO yes, Bonfire is much better from a filmmaking POV, replace TOm Hanks with an edgier actor, and you would have gotten a masterpiece! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:09 AM CDT

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

Wolf Of Wall Street has an abundance of great scenes-- excellent film.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 3:55 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

Visually THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES is a work of art. Still the film needed to be tougher and harder. Some bad casting, but still undervalued.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 3:59 PM CDT

Name: "sue"

It took a lot of bravery for Scorsese to put that type of debaucery on screen that was true to life on Wall street. I still don't know how Scorsese got The Wolf of  Wall Street past the censorship board. Great film.

SHUTTER ISLAND is also a stand-out film. 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 7:26 PM CDT

Name: "Christian G"

Shutter Island is amazing, I agree.


I don't think The black  Dahlia had any great scenes really, the fall into the fountain › was the best for me. Revelation-scene is good, boxing scene also, and the shoot-out not bad, but it's no trainstation staircase-scene.. One of my least favorite De Palma. 


Bonfire is miscast but beautifully shot, the first half-hour is masterful.. 

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