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AV Club Review
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Friday, April 29, 2016
CATCHING UP ON DE PALMA QUOTES FROM BEAUNE
FRENCH INFLUENCES, TRUMP, 'REDACTED', MORE
Here are some of the other translated interview quotes from Brian De Palma, from his visit to the Beaune International Thriller Film Festival earlier this month.

From an article by Alain Grasset at Le Parisien:
Why do you like France so much?

BRIAN DE PALMA: In my youth, several French directors I was interested in: Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Georges Lautner, whom I loved "Tontons gunslingers." I have always enjoyed the French culture, cuisine, good wines and the art of living. One day while I was in Paris, a friend (note: the singer Elli Medeiros) told me that there was a crime fiction festival in Cognac. We went. I felt good at home. I decided to settle in Paris in the early 2000s, when I shot "Femme Fatale". When Bruno Barde, the organizer of the Festival de Beaune, asked me to come here to honor my career, I did not hesitate long.

What do you think of the American cinema today, especially the proliferation of blockbusters?
For a guy like me who belongs to the generation of Martin Scorsese, Francis Coppola, Sydney Pollack, Woody Allen, etc., I do not recognize myself at all in the studio system. Hollywood, which lines up sequels, remakes, superheroes from comic books, I could not care less. "Batman," "Superman," "Iron Man," all these blockbusters, it's just money! I regret that Hollywood lacks both imagination and true creators, as in 1960 and 1970. It is also in Europe, Asia, South America, where things are now being creative. But I eat dinner often with young talented American directors - Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow - I hope they will make things happen.

You, the Democrat, how do you react to the candidacy of Donald Trump for the White House?
It's terrible! Here is a man who, for me, best crystallizes the curse of reality television. Donald Trump knows how to manipulate the media to his advantage and the impact of images. Better than any politician, he knows the rules, knows how to feed the news channels, starting with Fox News. Worse, he succeeded in getting them to talk about him every day. For me, who was 23 when JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Trump is a man very disturbing.

In your film "Redacted", filmed in 2007 on the war in Iraq, you had mentioned terrorism. The world is facing this problem today ...
Alas, nothing surprises me! The French know better than anyone. When it occupies Arab countries, what happens? Explosions in the West, in our streets. What to do ? Stop trying to control these regions as they’ve been trying to do for decades. When people are willing to blow themselves up to kill others, there is no defense.


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Friday, April 1, 2016
BEAUNE THRILLER FEST - TRIBUTE TO DE PALMA
FILMMAKER RECEIVES STANDING OVATION, SPEAKS; INTERVIEW TRANSLATIONS TO COME
Some nice photos (taken by Philippe Bruchot) from the Beaune International Thriller Film Festival have been posted at Le Bien Public today, which paid tribute to Brian De Palma. De Palma received a standing ovation. So far, two French outlets have posted interviews with De Palma today from Beaune: Metro News and 20 Minutes. The interviews cover such topics as reality TV, Donald Trump, trying to work for television and having to fight for final cut, and De Palma's current project, Lights Out, for which he is currently finalizing the script with an eye to begin shooting this summer. I'll get translations of those interviews later this weekend. For now, here are a couple more photos:



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Sunday, March 20, 2016
DE PALMA TO GIVE MASTERCLASS AT THRILLER FEST
BEAUNE THRILLER FEST WILL ALSO PAY TRIBUTE TO DE PALMA, SCREENING 6 OF HIS FILMS


The Beaune International Thriller Film Festival, celebrating its 8th annual edition this year, will pay tribute to Brian De Palma on April 1st. De Palma will present a Cinema Masterclass at the fest on April 2nd. As part of the tribute, the festival, which takes place in Beaune, France, from March 30 to April 3, will screen six of De Palma's films: Dressed To Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, and his latest, Passion. (The festival organizers may have missed a serendipitous opportunity, as Sandrine Bonnaire, who has a cameo as herself in De Palma's Femme Fatale, is their jury president this year.)

The festival's selected filmography for De Palma lists The Key Man along with Lights Out as a film currently in development. While De Palma had been announced as director for The Key Man back in 2011, it was reported the following year that De Palma was no longer attached, and that Oskar Thor Axelsson was then negotiating to direct. Here in 2016, nothing seems to be going on with that project with either director, and one wonders if its inclusion in the Beaune fest's filmography for De Palma is simply a mistake.


Posted by Geoff at 7:42 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, March 20, 2016 7:45 PM CDT
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