SAMUEL BLUMENFELD & LAURENT VACHAUD'S CAREER-SPANNING INTERVIEW BOOK
Carlotta Films has announced that its nearly-out-of-print book of Brian De Palma conversations with Samuel Blumenfeld and Laurent Vachaud is back in print again in limited quantities. Carlotta had published an updated edition of this book in 2017, as Blumenfeld and Vachaud added conversations they'd had with De Palma covering the films he made after 2001, when the book's first edition was published by Calmann-Lévy. This recent Carlotta edition even covers the Noah Baumbach/Jake Paltrow documentary (but not Domino, which was released after this edition).
The career-spanning Baumbach/Paltrow doc is terrific, of course, but if you really want to go in-depth with De Palma discussing his career, the Blumenfeld/Vachaud book is the go-to source. As we know, there are several great books about De Palma and his work -- this one fits in with something like Hitchcock/Truffaut, or Matt Zoller Seitz's comprehensive conversation books with Wes Anderson and Oliver Stone. There really should be an English-language translation -- hopefully someone will look into that and make it happen.