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Domino is
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straight-forward"
work that "pushes
us to reexamine our
relationship to images
and their consumption,
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

De Palma/Lehman
rapport at work
in Snakes

De Palma/Lehman
next novel is Terry

De Palma developing
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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AV Club Review
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
WINSLOW'S MASK IS PART OF DEL TORO EXHIBIT
REPLICA INCLUDED IN 'AT HOME W/MONSTERS' - RUNS SEPT 30-JAN 7 AT AGO


"I tried not to take too many photos at the #guillermodeltoro exhibit at the @agotoronto," illustrator Ry Graham states in his caption to an Instagram post today, "but the helmet from #phantomoftheparadise I could not resist ❤". The exhibit, Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, opened today (September 30th) and continues through January 7 at Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Thanks to The Swan Archives' Principal Archivist for informing us that the mask in this exhibit is not the original mask used in Brian De Palma's Phantom Of The Paradise, but a reproduction from Japanese toy company Medicom, who created and sold a limited amount of them in 2007.

Two film series are presnted at the museum in association with the del Toro exhibit: The Films of Guillermo del Toro, and Nightmare on Dundas Street Movie Nights, the latter of which includes a Friday the 13th of October screening of De Palma's Carrie.

Here is the website description of the del Toro exhibit:

From the fantastic to the frightful, don’t miss this rare glimpse into the world of renowned filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and his cabinet of curiosities. Taking inspiration from del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, At Home with Monsters reveals his creative process through his personal collection of art, artefacts, books, props, and ephemera, all culled from Bleak House, del Toro’s creative haven located in Los Angeles.

This unique exhibition explores the creative mind behind one of the most inventive filmmakers of our generation revealing his influences, from the Medieval era to contemporary culture, and his particular obsession with horror, fantasy and the rich heritage of the Victorian era.

“To find beauty in the profane. To elevate the banal. To be moved by genre. These things are vital for my storytelling,” says Guillermo del Toro. “This exhibition presents a small fraction of the things that have moved me, inspired me, and consoled me as I transit through life. It’s a devotional sampling of the enormous love that is required to create, maintain, and love monsters in our lives.”

Rather than a traditional chronology or filmography, At Home with Monsters is organized thematically, beginning with visions of childhood and innocence and the Victorian era that so deeply inspires del Toro; continuing through explorations of death and the afterlife, magic, occultism, alchemy, Frankenstein and horror, monsters; and concluding with a celebration of comics, movies and popular culture.

“Guillermo del Toro believes that we need monsters,” says Jim Shedden, co-curator and the AGO’s Manager of Publishing. “To him, the imperfections of monsters are found in all of us, whether we see them or not. At the same time, despite his empathy for the tragic monster, del Toro is fascinated with truly terrifying and invulnerable monsters. By witnessing his incredible creative process, we can make unexpected connections among different genres and narratives, high art and pop culture, and blur boundaries between fantasy and reality.”

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue published by Insight Editions. The 144-page volume is edited by Britt Salvesen, Jim Shedden, and Matthew Welch, with contributions by Guillermo del Toro, Keith McDonald, Roger Clark, and Paul Koudounaris.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Minneapolis Institute of Art.


Posted by Geoff at 12:15 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, October 1, 2017 3:08 PM CDT
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Thursday, September 28, 2017
'DRESSED TO KILL CANCER' EVENT OCT 25 IN L.A.
NANCY ALLEN & OTHER CAST TO APPEAR; $100 VIP GETS PHOTO-OPP, Q&A, AFTER-PARTY, ETC.


The Criterion Collection and weSPARK will present a special screening of Brian De Palma’s Dressed to Kill at 8:30pm on Wednesday, October 25th, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Nancy Allen, who is also executive director at weSPARK, will be in attendance, and the press materials mention that other cast will be there, as well.

Two types of tickets are available for the event:

$35 for Unreserved Orchestra Seating with Commemorative Poster, Q&A and After-Party Attendance.

$100 for VIP Reserved Seating with Private Pre-Party, Dressed to Kill Blu-Ray DVD + Photo Opp with Nancy Allen and Cast, Commemorative Poster, Q&A and After-Party Attendance.


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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
'DOMINO' SET PICS - ERIC SCHWAB, MORE
FILMING EARLIER THIS WEEK BETWEEN MARI PINTAU & TERRA MALA


The above picture was posted to Instagram by steadicam operator Lucarelli Simone, who is on the far right, along with second unit director (and longtime Brian De Palma collaborator) Eric Schwab and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

A news item from the other day, clipped from an unnamed Italian newspaper, has been making the rounds (see tweet below from journalist Mimmo Melis). The item mentions that Domino will be at Cannes next year-- this follows a news item from Almeria a couple of months ago suggesting the film would premiere at next year's Berlin Film Festival. Obviously, with the movie still filming, it is much too early to say for sure one way or the other. Here's a full translation of the brief news item:

Domino films

The set of Domino, the new film by Brian De Palma, moved yesterday between Mari Pintau and Terra Mala. Armored scenes and roads closed to traffic: it was only the crew that spun the scenes of a pursuit. It is impossible to see the protagonists Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten.

The film, which will be presented in Cannes in 2018, is a thriller set in several European cities. The only Italian stop is Sardinia. The set on the coast was guarded by the Municipal Police, who escorted car crews from Mari Pintau to Terra Mala. To see the beauty of the beaches Quartu immortalized in the film, it will be necessary to wait for the release in theaters.




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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
ARROW - 4K 'CARRIE' LIMITED EDITION DEC 11
COMMENTARY BY LEE GAMBIN & ALEXANDRA HELLER-NICHOLAS, 60-PAGE BOOKLET w/ESSAY BY NEIL MITCHELL


Last Friday, Arrow Films announced it will release a limited edition Region B Blu-ray of Brian De Palma's Carrie December 11, 2017. This comes after last year's Scream Factory edition of Carrie. New to this edition will be a commentary track by Lee Gambin, author of Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making of Cujo, and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45 and Devil’s Advocates: Suspiria. Gambin also recently interviewed Sissy Spacek about the film. Also new to this limited edition is a 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Mitchell, author of Devil’s Advocates: Carrie, and numerous reprints and interviews. There will also be a brand-new visual essay comparing the various versions and adaptations of Carrie across the years. The new cover art is by Laz Marquez.

Posted by Geoff at 2:31 AM CDT
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TUESDAY TWEET - ARTHOUSE IN 'CARRIE'

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Monday, September 25, 2017
COMPLETE DE PALMA RETROSPECTIVE
AT 35TH TORINO FILM FESTIVAL, NOV 24 - DEC 2, 2017


This year's Torino Film Festival will feature a complete Brian De Palma retrospective, the festival announced Friday. And by complete, they mean complete: "For the first time ever in Italy," states the press release, "the festival will organize a screening of all the works by the great American director; not just his feature films but his short films, documentaries and video clips in their original version, with subtitles."

The Torino Fest site adds, "From his early works in the sixties to the masterpieces that made him one of the key directors of contemporary cinema, Emanuela Martini (curator of the retrospective and the director of the Turin Film Festival) will lead us to a rediscovery of the author that has had a fundamental influence on Cinema history." The 35th Torino Film Festival, which is held in Turin, Italy, will run November 24th through December 2nd.


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Sunday, September 24, 2017
SUNDAY TWEET - 'BLOW OUT'/'VICE PRINCIPALS' 2

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'SPIELBERG' TRAILER - CLIPS OF DE PALMA, ETC.
AND FILMMAKER SUSAN LACY TALKS ABOUT SPIELBERG'S PERSONAL ARCHIVE OF 8MM FILMS


The above images are included in the trailer for Susan Lacy's HBO documentary, Spielberg, which hit the web a couple of days ago. On Thursday, PRI's Sam Kim posted a radio interview with Lacy in which they discussed the documentary. Recall that Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow's De Palma doc opened with a clip from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, a film that had a major effect on Brian De Palma early on. Lacy similarly opens Spielberg with a clip from David Lean's Lawrence Of Arabia, which kicks of the following bit of conversation between Kim and Lacy:
Spielberg (from film clip): A movie came into town called Lawrence Of Arabia, and everybody was talking about it. And when the film was over, I wanted to not be a director anymore, because the bar was too high.

Sam Kim: That was great!

Susan Lacy: Yeah. The minute he told me that story, I knew that I was going to open with that.

SK: Of course.

SL: But I didn’t tell him that. And so when he saw the film for the first time, I think he said something like, “Pretty bold of you, to open a film about a filmmaker with somebody else’s movie!” I said, yeah, and he said, “I love it!” It’s about inspiration, it’s about what he aspired to.

SK: And about what you see when you’re an adolescent, you know, which affects us all. One of the great parts of this film of yours are these—a lot of these 8mm films that he made as a kid…

SL: They’re amazing, aren’t they?

SK: They’re totally amazing! Did he have them all?

SL: Yeah. He keeps a pretty good archive.

SK: I’ll bet!

SL: But, he’s very protective of them.

SK: Right.

SL: All that footage you see in the film of him hanging out with Paul Schrader and De Palma and…

SK: Never seen any of that, either.

SL: Even his own staff hasn’t seen most of it.

SK: That was his…?

SL: All of it was shot by him.

[Film Clip, possibly Spielberg’s voice] This is Martin Scorsese, director of Mean Streets.

[Spielberg’s voice again, but this time closer to the microphone]: This is Brian De Palma, wild as ever!


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Saturday, September 23, 2017
'DOMINO' SET PIC, INSTAGRAM FROM CAGLIARI

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Friday, September 22, 2017
SET PICS - 'DOMINO' IN SARDINIA, ITALY - TODAY
PHOTO FROM ANSA (UP TOP) & FROM THE FAERY ACADEMY


The photo below was posted to Instagram today by The Faery Academy, with the following caption: "Today Luca Deiana, president of the #faeryacademy and special effects teacher of the regional makeup artist courses, has curated the special effects of the #domino movie directed by #briandepalma award-winning American director, featuring @nikolajwilliamcw and @carice_vanhouten, the protagonists of the series #gameofthrones"


Posted by Geoff at 12:32 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, September 22, 2017 8:47 PM CDT
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