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  Brian De Palma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
De Palma is often cited as a leading member of the Movie Brat generation of film directors, a distinct pedigree who either emerged from film schools or are overtly cine-literate.
De Palma's chief entrance into the mainstream has been his public image (fostered by De Palma in the early 1980s and later rejected as counterproductive) as a combative and controversial director of sex and violence.
De Palma, a veteran of the New York underground scene, had yet to produce a certifiable commercial hit by 1975, while his friends Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese benefitted from a comparatively larger financial and critical windfall.
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 Palma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Palma is Spanish for palm tree, and is found in several geographic names.
Palma, Mozambique, a city and a district (pop: 42,182 in 1997) in the province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
Palma di Montechiaro (pop: 21,500), in the province of Agrigento in the island of Sicily in Italy
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 Brian De Palma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Brian De Palma (born September 11 1940 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American film director.
De Palma is often cited as a leading member of the generation of film directors, a distinct pedigree who either emerged from film schools or are overtly cine-literate.
These views, along with the charge of 'ripping off' various filmmakers, is slowly fading from mainstream critical analysis of De Palma's work, as the complexities of his montage and mise en scene come into focus.
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 Brian De Palma
De Palma's first film to gain theatrical release was 1968's Murder a la Mod, and the first to accrue critical approval was a trendy antiwar tome called Greetings (1968), again with the Brooklyn boy who by this time was known as Robert De Niro.
Carrie (1976), De Palma's most successful film to that date (and still one of the most successful Stephen King adaptations), marked a return to the split-screen technique and wrapped the story up with another of De Palma's trademarks, the "false shock" ending which turns out to be a nightmare.
De Palma next explored a different kind of violence in Casualties of War (1989), a Vietnam War film that centered on the outrageous mistreatment of a Vietnamese woman by a platoon of American soldiers.
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 Brian De Palma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
De Palma is often cited as a leading member of the Brat Pack[Click link for more facts about this topic] generation of film directors and actors that includes George Lucas[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link] and Steven Spielberg[For more info, click on this link].
De Palma's cinematic style is much indebted to that of Alfred Hitchcock[Click link for more facts about this topic], EHandler: no quick summary.
Dressed to kill is a film directed by brian de palma in 1980, starring michael caine, angie dickinson and nancy allen....
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 Brian De Palma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, De Palma worked repeatedly with actors Jennifer Salt, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen (his wife from 1979 to 1983), William Finley, Charles Durning, Gerrit Graham, cinematographers Stephen H. Burum and Vilmos Zsigmond, set designer Jack Fisk, and composers Bernard Herrmann and Pino Donaggio.
De Palma, whose background is Italian Catholic, was raised in Philadelphia and New Jersey in various Protestant and Quaker schools.
In the latter two cases, De Palma was rejected by producer Scott Rudin.
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 AMCTV.com - Brian De Palma biograhpy
Celebrated, vilified, called auteur, genius, and thief, Brian De Palma was one of the few directors of the late 20th century whose name on the credits could ensure success at the boxoffice.
De Palma attended Columbia University as a physics major before he began making his own 16mm films and earning a fellowship to Sarah Lawrence College, where he filmed his first movie, The Wedding Party, in 1964 (unreleased until 1969) with a young unknown named Bobby DeNiro as part of the cast.
De Palma began to draw criticism and accusations of misogyny with the stylish thrillers Dressed to Kill (1980) and Blow Out (1981) (the latter undoubtedly one of his best films), criticism that continued with the ultra violent Scarface (1983) and the controversial Body Double (1984).
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 Brian De Palma @ Filmbug
Brian De Palma has showcased his filmmaking talents in diverse films ranging from thrillers such as Sisters, Obsession, Dressed to Kill, Body Double and Snake Eyes, to the blockbuster action film Mission: Impossible, the acclaimed police dramas Scarface, The Untouchables and Carlito's Way to the unique visions in Carrie and Phantom of the Paradise.
In 1977, De Palma directed Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes and Amy Irving in The Fury, a spy film that combined the occult with political fiction.
In 1989, Brian directed Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn in the war film Casualties of War and in 1990, he adapted Tom Wolfe's satirical novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, which starred Tom Hanks, Melanie Griffith and Bruce Willis.
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 Brian De Palma by FilmMakers.com
Brian Russell De Palma was born on September 11, 1940 in Newark New Jersey.
De Palma shot the film in New York City in 1966 and it cost a mere $43,000.
De Palma admits to referring to Hitchcock films in his movies but is quick to add he is not trying to be compared to Hitchcock for he knows (at least at that point in his career) he is nowhere near that level yet.
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 Gerald Peary - interviews - Brian De Palma
This goofy character comedy with a filmmaker-on-filmmaking subtext was shot on campus and utilized the talents of the hard-working students from a filmmaking course De Palma taught winter-spring semester, '77-'78.
De Palma attended the Montreal World Film Festival in September as Guest of the Festival, and he recalled with amusement how just a few years ago he had to sneak into the MIDNIGHT COWBOY party at Berlin.
BDP: The story is about a young kid, Denis Byrd, whose older brother, James, teaches a course in Spartanetics, a wilderness type of course.
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 Brian De Palma
De Palma's fascination with the dual role of the gifted young person as a heroic ideal and outsider is illustrated in Carrie and The Fury (1978).
While De Palma may peripherally examine larger social issues of institutional, professional and political corruption, as in Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987) and The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), the director regards himself as an artist and not a polemicist.
Although De Palma works primarily in the genre of the psychological thriller, elements of romance, horror and gangster melodramas are explored as well.
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 Chat - Brian De Palma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Brian De Palma: Well, I think it has a very interesting way of telling the story, when you're brought into it through one character in a very complicated steady cam shot.
Brian De Palma: Oh, it took us, we broke it up in, I think it's like four sections and it took us almost ten days to do it.
Brian De Palma: Well, that's a tough question--"Define my directing style." You try to be as articulate as possible and you try to choose the correct shot for the material that you're photographing.
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 Brian De Palma
By the mid-1980s De Palma found himself assaulting his audience and critics, daring them to watch a chainsaw enter a man's skull in Scarface and a power drill disembowel a defenseless woman in Body Double.
De Palma sought the refuge of Alfred Hitchcock until the late 1970s (Sisters, Obsession), when his surreal approach to horror became a genre unto itself (Carrie, The Fury, Dressed to Kill).
De Palma is not afraid to share his opinions about censorship, violence, feminism, American culture, and the fate of cinema in the twenty-first century.
www.upress.state.ms.us /catalog/fall2002/brian_de_palma.html   (327 words)

  
 SPLICEDwire | "Femme Fatale" review (2002) Brian De Palma, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Antonio Banderas
De Palma employs some of his favorite visual techniques (split screen, tracking shots, perspective shots, extreme slow-motion) with terrific, tension-mounting results, and Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Bolero"-like score lends the film a wonderfully moody opulence that is perfectly in sync with the succulent performances of its stars.
Former model Romijn-Stamos ("X-Men," "Rollerball") is a revelation in the title role, showing unexpected range as her savvy character adopts personalities and accents to suit several situations (not to mention her short but pivotal performance as the inconsolable widow).
But just as De Palma crashed and burned after 45 minutes of near-genius in 1998's "Snake Eyes," the writer-director's Big Twist in this film rips so many holes in the plot that after all the cerebral stimulation, it may be hard to not feel let down by the finale.
www.splicedonline.com /02reviews/femmefatale.html   (575 words)

  
 Brian De Palma
During his early years, De Palma experienced an event that left with him a sensation of intense terror: his two brothers were playing and young Brian hid behind a refrigerator and got stuck; eventually, he had to cry out for help.
Brian De Palma cares, and one thing often ignored in light of the Hitchcock criticism is the director's pointed and cutting sense of humor.
The spirituality of De Palma's cinema is rarely remarked on, perhaps because of the supposed tawdriness of the genres he works in.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/directors/03/de_palma.html   (4377 words)

  
 SCARFACE (1983)
The first view stems from one basic argument: that unlike De Palma protagonists before and since, Pacino's Tony Montana has few inner virtues to be threatened or lost in the course of the story.
A convict expelled from Cuba in 1980 when emigration to the U.S. is briefly opened, he enters Miami's underworld with a lust for power and material wealth that we witness more in awe than in empathy.
Since a quick rise and fall is assured from the start, our hope is that De Palma's skill at portraying the outrageous potential of human greed will be enough to keep us hooked.
www.briandepalma.net /scarface/scar.htm   (835 words)

  
 Brian De Palma: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries
Brian De Palma: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries
De Palma discusses his films in particular, 'Phantom of the Paradise', 'Carrie' and 'Obsession'; his career as a film-maker and the people he has worked with.
The author analyzes 2 characters' homophobic assault on another character for his resistance to participation in a gang-rape, suggesting that it portrays men using the norm of homophobia to enforce social conformity with the male role.
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 Brian De Palma
But Brian De Palma's intense love of film soon changed his direction, prompting him to make a number of films before attracting attention with Sisters in 1973.
De Palma is known for a directorial style that pays homage to the master of the thriller, Alfred Hitchcock.
De Palma's has remarked: "The camera lies all the time.
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 De Palma a la Mod
I think always in De Palma's films there's the thread of amusement running through his work, even through the vicious murder scenes and everything else there's always a humor; I think part of it is the recognition of cinema itself.
De Palma's Blow Out will be screened Friday, May 12th as a benefit to restore the Boyd Theatre in Philadelphia, where the film was shot.
Brian De Palma has been keeping himself busy lately with the scoring and mixing of The Black Dahlia, and now someone else who claims to be involved in those scoring sessions with composer Mark Isham has posted a brief description at the Internet Movie Database.
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 The Films of Brian De Palma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fortunately its flaws are glossed over by the sheer energy involved, from De Palma's creative and resourceful staging to the fine performances (both in terms of acting and singing).
De Palma at the time) and a mysterious, tall blonde with an unhealthy fondness for straight razors.
De Palma provides the structuring voice of the piece, though as with his appearance on the Obsession documentary, it's apparent he feels more comfortable behind a camera than in front of one.
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 24LiesASecond :: View topic - Brian De Palma Movie Poll 2005
De Palma always makes you see that what you see is not your own vision.
That said, it occupies my number two spot because it is so uncompromising, so complex in the responses it manages to provoke, so complex in the way it is constructed from a purely visual standpoint, and politically and morally astute without ever denying the humanity of anyone in the situation, American or Vietnamese.
De Palma movies I long to revisit include The Fury, Home Movies, Wise Guys, Raising Cain, Mission to Mars and The Bonfire of the Vanities.
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