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[on The Bonfire of the Vanities
(1990)] The initial conception of it was incorrect. If you're going to do The Bonfire of the Vanities you would have to make it a lot darker and a lot more cynical, but because it was such an expensive movie we tried to humanise the Sherman McCoy character - a very unlikeable character, much like the character in The Magnificent Ambersons
(1942). We could have done...
De Palma bases his most famous cinematic predilection, voyeurism, on a specific childhood incident. When he was a child, his parents split up, his mother accusing his father of infidelity. The young De Palma spent several days stalking his dad with recording equipment, hoping to find evidence to confirm his mother's suspicions.
[Alfred Hitchcock homage] Films frequently reference the work of Alfred Hitchcock
, using similar locations, camera techniques/compositions, musical scores by Bernard Herrmann
(a frequent Hitchcock collaborator), and blondes as leading ladies.