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Domino is
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us to reexamine our
relationship to images
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not only ethically
but metaphysically"
-Collin Brinkman

De Palma on Domino
"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."

Listen to
Donaggio's full score
for Domino online

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in Snakes

De Palma/Lehman
next novel is Terry

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Catch And Kill,
"a horror movie
based on real things
that have happened
in the news"

Supercut video
of De Palma's films
edited by Carl Rodrigue

Washington Post
review of Keesey book

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Karoline Herfurth
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Saturday, September 26, 2020
EXHILARATING PIECE ON 'DOMINO' BY COLLIN BRINKMANN
MOVED DEEPLY BY DE PALMA'S LATEST, CONSIDERS AS POST-CINEMA, A STEP BEYOND, PERHAPS...?
https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/dominoregrets45.jpg

Over at The 15:17 to Cinema, Collin Brinkmann has posted the most exhilarating piece we're likely to read about Brian De Palma's Domino, discussing the film as an artist's late-period work that is something close to the end of cinema as we know it:
This stranded film may indeed exist on an island within De Palma’s body of work, but if so it is an island of profound importance for the De Palma project, possibly a projection of where De Palma is heading with his art. The accidental nature of the lack of shooting days, or De Palma’s inability to oversee the final mixing and whatnot, can hardly wipe away what seems to me like a reasonably close facsimile of what De Palma originally intended to create, a film that was perhaps intended as a new step forward in his work—a step, perhaps, that goes beyond anything he’s ever done. Beyond in what direction? I have no idea. It is perhaps not beyond but deeper within his own artistic persona, so deep that it can only manifest itself on the surface in Domino’s austere images seemingly stripped of the usual ornamentation one is used to in De Palma. Next to something like Passion, Domino appears almost as post-cinema; compared to De Palma’s recent work it is disarmingly straight-forward, no narrative tricks à la Passion or Femme Fatale, no mystery between dream and reality or anything like that. It is instead bluntly barreling ahead and, I’d say, reaching for a new and deeper understanding of reality and the film image that captures it.

That is just a very small taste-- read the entire thing from top to bottom at The 15:17 to Cinema.

Posted by Geoff at 12:22 PM CDT
Updated: Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:23 PM CDT
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Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 1:36 PM CDT

Name: "JJ"

Great article, though I wonder about the notion that "this stranded film may indeed exist on an island within De Palma’s body of work."

I've seen it a few times now, and it seems to combine the jangled looseness of the voyeuristic "Hi, Mom" with the newly-charged anger and camcorder voyeurism of "Redacted" (which is far more enraged than the arguably mournful "Casualties of War").

But the anger overrides - and how! - giving "Domino" a fresh immediacy. Even if he'd had a larger budget, De Palma's fury would still be this movie's most salient element. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 3:36 PM CDT

Name: "Rado"
Home Page: http://rado.bg

Great essay, thanks for sharing! As they say in one of his endings, "if it makes you feel better, I'll always remember you as disreputable".

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 6:18 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

Brilliant in-depth essay. All the naysayers have to give DOMINO a second chance. A good B movie with strong subtext of image. After reading the entire essay want to watch DOMINO again for new apreaciation.

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