'UNTOUCHABLES' & 'SCARFACE' IN TOP 100; 'BODY DOUBLE', 'CASUALTIES OF WAR', 'DRESSED TO KILL' AMONG INDIVIDUAL LISTS
Brian De Palma's Blow Out makes the top 30 of a new critics poll to determine the best films of the 1980s. The poll, conducted by Jordan Ruimy at World of Reel, asked participants "to submit their 10 best movies of the 1980s, unranked and without notes." Blow Out is ranked precisely at #30. Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing is ranked #1. Two more De Palma films from that decade made the top 100: The Untouchables tied for #74, and Scarface tied for #90.
Six of the seven films De Palma released in the 1980s were represented in the polled critics' individual lists. Our friend David Greven listed Blow Out and Casualties Of War at the top of his list. Blow Out showed up on 13 lists. The Untouchables was on five of the lists. Scarface, which showed up on four of the lists, was at the top of Uwe Boll's list. Body Double also made four of the lists, including that of Harry Knowles. Casualties Of War made two of the lists (Greven's and Michael Sragow's), while Dressed To Kill showed up on only one list: Chuck Wilson's. Wilson also had Blow Out on his alphabetical list, as did Peter Sobczynski.