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Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of BRIAN DE PALMA

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Jim_K, May 30, 2005.

  1. Parker Clack

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    Snake Eyes (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Casualties of War (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Wise Guys (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Body Double (1984) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Scarface (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Blow Out (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Dressed to Kill (1980) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fury (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Carrie (1976) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I am a huge fan of Blow Out and Body Double. They made me a huge fan of DePalma and I would go to a movie just because he directred it. If any one director could get as close to Hitch as he could while maintaining his own style it is DePalma. He needs to go back to making movies like he used to and get away from all the status quo. I guess you have to pay the bills though.

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  2. Steve Christou

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    Whoa! [salutes] Welcome to the Brian DePalma fan club no.6! Body Double and Blow Out eh, good films, both very Hitchcockianesque (great word what). I remember DePalma being asked once in a magazine who his three favorite directors were, his answer: Hitchcock, Hitchcock and... Hitchcock (maybe he was stuttering). [​IMG]
     
  3. Justin_S

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    Ratings on a scale of * to *****:

    1: Sisters (1973) *****
    2: Femme Fatale (2002) *****
    3: Blow Out (1981) ****½
    4: Body Double ****½
    5: Carrie (1976) ****½
    6: Raising Cain (1992) ****
    7: Snake Eyes (1998) ****
    8: The Untouchables (1987) ***½
    9: Casualties of War (1989) ***
    10: The Black Dahlia (2006) ***
    11: Mission to Mars (2000) ***
    12: Obsession (1976) **½
    13: Dressed to Kill (1980) **½
    14: Carlito's Way (1993) **½
    15: Phantom of the Paradise (1974) **
    16: Scarface (1983) *½
    17: Mission: Impossible (1996) *
    18: The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) *

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  4. Adam_S

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    The Untouchables (1987) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Carrie (1976) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Carrie
    Mission Impossible
    Untouchables
     
  5. Jim_K

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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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  8. Mario Gauci

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    In order of merit:


    1.The Untouchables (1987) ***1/2
    2.Dressed to Kill (1980) ***1/2
    3.Carrie (1976) ***
    4.Obsession (1976) ***
    5.Phantom of the Paradise (1974) ***
    6.Sisters (1973) ***
    7.Carlito's Way (1993) ***
    8.Hi, Mom! (1970) ***
    9.Blow Out (1981) **1/2
    10.Scarface (1983) **1/2
    11.Greetings (1968) **1/2
    12.Mission: Impossible (1996) **1/2
    13.Femme Fatale (2002) **1/2
    14.Raising Cain (1992) **1/2
    15.The Fury (1978) **
    16.Snake Eyes (1998) **


    As was the case with Woody Allen, I don't know how many times I've held the DVD cases of De Palma's films in my hands while roaming the local rental store but I'll eventually get to watch BODY DOUBLE (1984), CASUALTIES OF WAR (1989), THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES (1990) and MISSION TO MARS (2000) someday...

    P.S. Hey Joe...no love for PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE[​IMG]? What gives?
     
  9. Joe Karlosi

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    I've tried it a couple of times now, and I think it's overrated by fans. I realize I'm in the minority, but I feel the songs are weak, and the potential for having the Phantom being a real scary presence other than a clown is kind of wasted. Paul Williams is ideally cast, I think.

    I think THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW did a better job, especially musically.
     
  10. Mario Gauci

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    Thanks for the explanation, Joe.

    I've watched the film 3 times myself and I have to say that it gets better with every viewing...although, for fairness' sake, the first 2 times were dubbed in Italian[​IMG].

    Anyway, while I agree with you that THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975; ***1/2) succeed much better as a musical spoof of the horror genre, I think that PHANTOM was attempting something else and was more of a satire of the pop music industry. Actually, I think that all 3 leads fare well, although the film's scene-stealing act is Gerrit Graham's ultracampy turn as Beef.

    As for the songs, while certainly not as iconic or show-stopping as those in ROCKY HORROR, I think they're quite good.
     
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    1. The Untouchables

    2. Scarface

    3. Phantom Of The Paradise

    4. Blow Out

    5. Dressed To Kill

    6. Carrie

    7. Carlito's Way

    8. Wise Guys

    9. Casualties Of War

    10. The Bonfire Of The Vanities

    11. The Fury

    12. Snake Eyes

    13. Mission Impossible

    14. Mission To Mars

    DePalma is obviously a favorite, although Mission To Mars may very well be the WORST movie ever made...[​IMG]
     
  12. Jim_K

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    out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Mission: Impossible [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/4
    Mission to Mars [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Femme Fatale [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I honestly don't get why MtM is trashed so much, but whatever. The score may hardly fit, but I love listening to it on its own.
     
  14. Joe Karlosi

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    Updated below with

    RAISING CAIN (BOMB)
     
  15. Joe Karlosi

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    Carlito's Way (1993) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Raising Cain (1992) BOMB
    Scarface (1983) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Dressed to Kill (1980) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Carrie (1976) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Phantom of the Paradise (1974) [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Updated with Obsession (1976).
     
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    Mission to Mars (2000)
    Snake Eyes (1998)
    Mission: Impossible (1996) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Carlito's Way (1993) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Raising Cain (1992) [​IMG][​IMG]
    The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
    Casualties of War (1989) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Untouchables (1987) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Wise Guys (1986)
    Body Double (1984) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Scarface (1983) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Blow Out (1981)
    Dressed to Kill (1980) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Home Movies (1979)
    The Fury (1978) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Carrie (1976) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Obsession (1976)
    Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
    Sisters (1973) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
    Hi, Mom! (1970) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Dionysus (1970)
    The Wedding Party (1969) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Greetings (1968) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Murder à la Mod (1968)
    The Responsive Eye (1966)
    Show Me a Strong Town and I'll Show You a Strong Bank (1966)
    Bridge That Gap (1965)
    Jennifer (1964)
    Woton's Wake (1962)
    660124: The Story of an IBM Card (1961)
    Icarus (1960)
     
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    Body Double - B+
     
  19. Justin_S

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    Updated with The Black Dahlia (2006).
     
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    The Black Dahlia (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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