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but metaphysically"
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De Palma on Domino
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I was not involved
in the ADR, the
musical recording
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mix or the color
timing of the
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in the news"

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
DEE SNIDER THANKS PAUL WILLIAMS & BRIAN DE PALMA
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE "WAS *THE* TURNING POINT IN MUSICAL DIRECTION FOR ME...IT CHANGED MY WORLD!"
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A few days ago, Dee Snider, former frontman for Twisted Sister, tweeted about his love for Phantom Of The Paradise:
Just realized I never shared the thing that was THE turning point in musical direction for me from @ledzeppelin type power trios to glam-metal...'74's Phantom of the Paradise! Not a big film in the US but huge in Canada. It changed my world! Thanks Paul Williams & Brian DePalma!

In a followup tweet, Snider mentioned, "I remember when I first saw it I went to see it FIVE NIGHTS IN A ROW! I was blown away by it and Beef and his band had a huge influence in me." He also mentioned that when he watched it with his kids in the 2000s, "unfortunately it really didn't hold up well," but we'll let that one slide... they'll come around.

Posted by Geoff at 12:01 AM CST
Updated: Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:22 AM CST
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021
PODCAST 'YOU GOTTA ACT' DISCUSSES 'BODY DOUBLE'
SPECIAL EPISODE - MANUELA LAZIE & GUEST SHARE BIRTHDAY AND SHARE PASSION FOR THE FILMS OF BRIAN DE PALMA

From the podcast episode description:
In this special episode, Julian Palmer, the man behind the great video essay channel The Discarded Image, joins Manuela to celebrate their shared birthdays on January 29th and their shared passion for Brian De Palma by talking about his 1984 film about acting, BODY DOUBLE, which gave its name to this podcast! They discuss De Palma's artificiality, his reverence to Hitchcock and Godard, his ingenious casting of Craig Wasson in the lead role, his use of women in his films, and why BODY DOUBLE is Manuela's favourite movie.

Posted by Geoff at 11:42 PM CST
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Monday, February 1, 2021
'STYLIST' DIRECTOR INSPIRED BY DE PALMA
"I WENT ON A DE PALMA BINGE WHILE PREPPING FOR 'THE STYLIST'"
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This new poster design for Jill Gevargizian's The Sylist was posted on the film's Instagram page today, with the following caption:
We are excited to reveal our poster created by @johnpata! With every every decision made on the film we’ve kept this “modern-vintage” idea in mind and wanted to extend over to our poster. It’s inspired by a lot of our favorite older thrillers like Brian De Palma’s Carrie.
In an article at Rue Morgue back in October, Gevargizian included Carrie on her list of six films that influenced The Stylist:
Like Carrie, Claire is a loner, an introvert, awkward, sexually repressed, the list goes on. Remember near the end of the film, when Carrie is walking out of the burning school with a deadpan face – void of all care or concern. The Carrie we knew before is gone. This is someone else. Someone filled with nothing but rage. There’s a sequence in THE STYLIST where I realized Claire was in a very similar headspace. And so I wanted to go the extra mile — within that sequence, we dressed Claire very much like Carrie – in a light pink nightgown. Our costume designer Halley Sharp made all my dreams come true.

I went on a De Palma binge while prepping for THE STYLIST, a lot of them were first-time watches, like Sisters and Blow Out. De Palma’s cinematography and editing style had a huge influence on Robert Patrick Stern (director of photography), John Pata (editor), and my choices.



Posted by Geoff at 12:01 AM CST
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Sunday, January 31, 2021
COFFEE WITH ALIENS DISCUSS 'SISTERS' & 'LADY VANISHES'
PART OF SERIES RECOMMENDING FILMS NOW PLAYING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL

Posted by Geoff at 5:45 PM CST
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Saturday, January 30, 2021
'PHANTOM' HOODIE, JOGGERS, T-SHIRT
IN FASHION FROM ROUGH CUT FAN CLUB - "TWO PUNKS WHO LOVE MOVIES"
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"Rough Cut are two punks who love movies and decided to make some shirts based on the films they love," reads a description at Rough Cut Fan Club. "Through the lens of punk's DIY aesthetic they photocopy, cut, paste, and rip apart images of some of the greatest and most infamous films ever made, re-contextualizing them to look like a flier to a dirty basement show." At the moment, it appears that Brian De Palma's Phantom Of The Paradise might be one of these punks' very favorite films, as they are offering not only a Phantom T-shirt, but also a hoodie and joggers.

Posted by Geoff at 12:01 AM CST
Updated: Sunday, January 31, 2021 11:11 AM CST
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Friday, January 29, 2021
CHATFLIX CHATS UP DE PALMA'S 'MISSION IMPOSSIBLE'
PODCAST FROM AUSTRALIA REVISITS 1996 FILM, "A PRETTY GOOD UNIVERSE-STARTER"
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"When you talk about stakes... Talking to Karen, who watched the film with me, and so we talked about it afterwards. And she said, you know, they could have made a movie out of his first team. Because it's Kristin Scott Thomas, and it's Emilio Estevez, and...but, that's great stakes, because you go, wow, you know, these are real move stars, in his first team, and he just kills them all. And you go, oh my God, this movie has no rules! [Laughter] Yeah, so I love that."

Posted by Geoff at 12:01 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2021 11:10 AM CST
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
'SEQUEL RIGHTS' PODCAST DISCUSSES 'CARRIE'
NEXT FEW EPISODES WILL FOCUS ON ITS SEQUELS & REMAKES
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Episode 174 of the Sequel Right podcast kicks off a series of episodes on the "Carrie franchise" with a focus on Brian De Palma's Carrie from 1976.

Posted by Geoff at 12:01 AM CST
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Sunday, January 24, 2021
'BONFIRE' DELETED SCENE - SWORD OF JUSTICE
JULIE SALAMON: "IT WAS THE KIND OF GRAND GUIGNOL DE PALMA LOVED - A BROAD, OPERATIC MELODRAMA"
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Posted by Geoff at 11:25 PM CST
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Friday, January 22, 2021
TASTE OF CINEMA DREAMS OF DE PALMA & HUPPERT FILM
SHE'S IN TWO OF ITS "10 GREAT MOVIES TO WATCH IF YOU LIKE BRIAN DE PALMA" LIST
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Taste Of Cinema's Mansur Zeynalov posted an article last month titled "10 Great Movies To Watch If You Like Brian De Palma." The list includes two films that with Isabelle Huppert in the cast: Paul Verhoeven's Elle, and Curtis Hanson's The Bedroom Window, prompting Zeynalov to conclude that "one would wish [Huppert] to collaborate with De Palma on something." Other films on the list include Francois Ozon's Double Lover, Paul Feig's A Simple Favor ("Favor gonna kill you faster than a bullet", eh?), Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat, and Anthony Waller's Mute Witness, among others.

Posted by Geoff at 12:01 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:52 AM CST
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
THURSDAY TWEETS - BERNIE TRENDING
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