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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of BRIAN DE PALMA


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#1 of 66 Jim_K

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Posted May 30 2005 - 01:19 AM

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of BRIAN DE PALMA

Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

BRIAN DE PALMA

Redacted (2007)
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Femme Fatale (2002)
Mission to Mars (2000)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Carlito's Way (1993)
Raising Cain (1992)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Casualties of War (1989)
The Untouchables (1987)
Wise Guys (1986)
Body Double (1984)
Scarface (1983)
Blow Out (1981)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Home Movies (1979)
The Fury (1978)
Carrie (1976)
Obsession (1976)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Sisters (1973)
Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
Hi, Mom! (1970)
Dionysus (1970)
The Wedding Party (1969)
Greetings (1968)
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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#2 of 66 Jim_K

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Posted May 30 2005 - 01:20 AM

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BRIAN DE PALMA (1940 -     )


Redacted (2007) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Black Dahlia (2006) Posted Image Posted Image
Femme Fatale (2002)
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Mission to Mars (2000) Posted Image Posted Image
Snake Eyes (1998) Posted Image Posted Image
Mission: Impossible (1996) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Carlito's Way (1993) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Raising Cain (1992) Posted Image Posted Image
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) Posted Image Posted Image
Casualties of War (1989) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Untouchables (1987) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Wise Guys (1986) Posted Image Posted Image
Body Double (1984) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Scarface (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Blow Out (1981)
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Dressed to Kill (1980) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Home Movies (1979) Posted Image Posted Image
The Fury (1978)  Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Carrie (1976) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Obsession (1976) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Phantom of the Paradise (1974) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Sisters (1973) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972) Posted Image Posted Image
Hi, Mom! (1970) Posted Image Posted Image
Dionysus (1970)
The Wedding Party (1969) Posted Image Posted Image
Greetings (1968) Posted Image Posted Image
Murder à la Mod (1968) Posted Image Posted Image

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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#3 of 66 george kaplan

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Posted May 30 2005 - 01:39 AM

BRIAN DE PALMA

Seen: 9
Like: 4
Own: 4

Rank order:

Mission: Impossible (1996)
Body Double (1984)
Blow Out (1981)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Snake Eyes (1998)
The Untouchables (1987)
Mission to Mars (2000)
Carrie (1976)
Sisters (1973)

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#4 of 66 SteveGon

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Posted May 30 2005 - 01:39 AM

Femme Fatale (2002)
Mission to Mars (2000)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Carlito's Way (1993)

Raising Cain (1992)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Casualties of War (1989)
The Untouchables (1987)

Wise Guys (1986)
Body Double (1984)
Scarface (1983)
Blow Out (1981)
Dressed to Kill (1980)

Home Movies (1979)
The Fury (1978)
Carrie (1976)
Obsession (1976)

Phantom of the Paradise (1974)*
Sisters (1973)
Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
Hi, Mom! (1970)
Dionysus (1970)
The Wedding Party (1969)
Greetings (1968)
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)


Bolded films I've seen.

* Need to rewatch.

#5 of 66 Steve Christou

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Posted May 30 2005 - 02:49 AM

The Black Dahlia (2006) Posted Image Posted Image
Mission to Mars (2000) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Snake Eyes (1998) Posted Image Posted Image
Mission: Impossible (1996) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Carlito's Way (1993) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Raising Cain (1992) Posted Image Posted Image
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Casualties of War (1989) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Untouchables (1987) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Body Double (1984) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Scarface (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Blow Out (1981) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Dressed to Kill (1980) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Fury (1978) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Carrie (1976) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Obsession (1976)
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I was a huge fan of DePalma's at one time, Carlito's Way was the last great DePalma film. Mission Impossible was surprisingly lackluster coming from this director, but it was saved by some brilliant setpieces, and was miles better than John Woo's hysterically flashy sequel.

And I'm probably the only person here that's watched Mission to Mars more than once, or at all. I know it's usually grouped in with Battlefield Earth and Red Planet but for some strange reason I liked it, even Morricone's odd music score seemed to fit somehow, and he's the last composer you'd think of to score a sci-fi movie. I see Jim didn't think much of it.Posted Image

Rankings

1)Scarface (1983)
2)The Untouchables
3)Carrie (a horror masterpiece and still the best Stephen King adaptation)
4)Carlito's Way
5)Casualties of War
6)Body Double
7)The Fury (a guilty fave)
8)Blow Out
9)Mission Impossible
10)Mission to Mars


Ratings out of 5

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#6 of 66 Jim_K

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Posted May 30 2005 - 03:26 AM

Honestly I don't remember much about it except that I know I didn't care much for it at the time.

Make no apologies for what you like though. Posted Image I have my fair share of films that seem to get roasted on a continuous basis (Lost World, Island of Dr Moreau, etc, etc,). Call 'em guilty pleasures or what have you.

I would much rather give Mission to Mars another spin than sit through an 80 min film with two French twits sitting around drinking tea contemplating the meaning of their existence. Posted Image
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#7 of 66 Steve Christou

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Posted May 30 2005 - 03:35 AM

Posted Image Strange how even the most derided films have their supporters, I'm sure there are Battlefield Earth fans out there, I can't point and laugh because there are some really crappy films I'm fond of too, none of them directed by Jack Hill btw (I kid I kid).Posted Image

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#8 of 66 DavidBC

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Posted May 30 2005 - 08:30 AM

Snake Eyes (1998) - C-
Mission: Impossible (1996) - C+
Carlito's Way (1993) - B-
Raising Cain (1992) - C
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) - D
Scarface (1983) - C+
Carrie (1976) - B+

And all this time I thought that I liked De Palma....guess notPosted Image
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#9 of 66 Kirk Tsai

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Posted May 30 2005 - 09:16 AM

Very behind on his earlier stuff

Ranking:

1. Carlito's Way
2. The Untouchables
3. Scarface
4. Mission Impossible
5. Femme Fatale
6. Snake Eyes
7. Mission to Mars
8. Dressed to Kill
9. The Black Dahlia

#10 of 66 Bill McA

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Posted May 30 2005 - 10:15 AM

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Titles in RED are theatrical screenings

Brian De Palma
Sep 11, 1940 -

Redacted (2007) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Black Dahlia (2006) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Femme Fatale (2002) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Mission to Mars (2000) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Snake Eyes (1998) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Mission: Impossible (1996) Posted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Carlito's Way Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Raising Cain (1992) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) Posted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Casualties of War (1989) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Untouchables (1987) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Wise Guys (1986) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Body Double (1984) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Scarface (1983) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Blow Out (1981) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Dressed to Kill (1980) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Home Movies (1979) Posted ImagePosted Image (Used to own the LD)
The Fury (1978) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Carrie (1976) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Obsession (1976) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Sisters (1973) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972) Posted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Hi, Mom! (1970) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Dionysus in '69 (1970) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Wedding Party (1969) Posted ImagePosted Image
Greetings (1968) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Murder a la Mod (1968) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
The Responsive Eye (1966) Posted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Show Me a Strong Town and I'll Show You a Strong Bank (1966)
Bridge That Gap (1965)
Jennifer (1964)
Woton's Wake (1962) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
660124: The Story of an IBM Card (1961)
Icarus (1960)

Seen 30
Own 27

Brian de Palma is the 3rd director in this series that I've seen/met in person.


       

#11 of 66 Steve Christou

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Posted May 30 2005 - 11:04 AM

Help! I've entered a parallel universe, Bill likes the same De Palma films I do, we have roughly the same ratings, and he's the only other person I've seen that liked Mission to Mars and even admits to owning the dvd.Nooooo Posted Image


btw I have the Mission to Mars soundtrack too.:b

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#12 of 66 Jim_K

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Posted May 30 2005 - 11:35 AM

Updated Master list...............................
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#13 of 66 Steve Christou

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Posted May 30 2005 - 12:08 PM

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Sounds like you've found your "movie soul mate".



*shudders* Posted Image

While I've never met a director I did literally bump into an actor once, Joss Ackland who played a villain in Lethal Weapon 2. I walked straight into him while strolling in Soho, Central London years ago, nearly knocking him over, I apologised, all he said was "yes alright" as he grumpily walked off, I felt like a real twat.Posted Image

Is he still living? Haven't seen him in anything recently.

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#14 of 66 Kirk Tsai

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Posted May 30 2005 - 05:17 PM

Steve, I have the Morricone score too. I'm scared to watch the film again, but on its own, this score is fabulous. "Where?" is one of the single most towering, bombastic and glorious cues I've ever heard.

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Posted May 30 2005 - 05:28 PM

*1. Carrie - A
2. Obsession - A
3. Scarface - A-
4. Phantom of the Paradise - A-

5. Dressed To Kill - B+
6. Carlito's Way - B+
7. Blowout - B+
*8. Body Double - B+
9. Femme Fatale - B+
10. The Black Dahlia - B+
11. Sisters - B+
(If the whole film had maintained the style of the first 30m it would be an "A")
12. The Fury - B+
13. Casualties Of War - B
14. Mission Impossible - B
15. The Untouchables - B
16. Raising Cain - B
17. Redacted - B-
18. Mission To Mars - C+
19. The Bonfire Of The Vanities - D


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#16 of 66 Steve Christou

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Posted May 30 2005 - 10:33 PM

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Steve, I have the Morricone score too.


Well I'm a bit of a fan Kirk, so is De Palma by the looks of it, Morricone also composed the music for The Untouchables and Casualties of War.

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#17 of 66 Bill McA

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Posted May 31 2005 - 12:22 AM

I own the soundtrack also, as well as dozens of other Morricone scores...I'm a huge fan of his music!
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Lemme guess that would make for the 3rd restraining order also?

Oh, hardly Posted Image ...I'm just too reserved and shy to go up to a complete stranger (even movie directors) and start a conversation.

I had De Palma all to myself for about 20 minutes and never approached him.
We were at the world premiere of the restored version of Welles's Touch of Evil and he sat in the row in front of me, about 5 seats away. I recognized him instantly and he was wearing the same damn khaki jacket that he always seems to wear. I contemplated for 20 minutes whether I should say something to him, but I totally wimped out. Posted Image

When the movie was finished and the 1,000+ crowd made their way to the exits, I found myself squashed up between De Palma and JANET LEIGH!!!!

There I was, the middle of a Hitchcock sandwich! :b

Apparently they are good friends and proceeded to have a little chit-chat while yours truly was stuck between them and trying to act all casual. Posted Image

Just a little film geek moment of mine.

Joss ackland is still alive and acting...you might have seen him recently in K-19: The Widowmaker
       

#18 of 66 Steve Christou

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Posted May 31 2005 - 12:44 AM

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I found myself squashed up between De Palma and JANET LEIGH!!!!


Wow! Something you'll never forget eh? I crash into old Joss Ackland and you're crashing up against the iconic Marion Crane, just isn't fair.Posted Image

I've got K-19, I forgot he was in that.

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#19 of 66 Bill McA

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Posted May 31 2005 - 01:00 AM

BTW - Dionysus in '69 and Murder à la Mod are available on a French R2 DVD...which I'm trying to find on the cheap.
       

#20 of 66 Brook K

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Posted May 31 2005 - 03:44 AM

My only two chances to meet a director I wimped out too. I shook hands with Francois Girard but couldn't think of anything to ask him and Don McKellar was by himself after a Q&A he did for Last Night but I couldn't get up the courage to go talk to him.
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