Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with
Sisters and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader...See full bio »
It's hard to make movies where you put women in peril any more. You can't really stalk women around anymore. It's very difficult. It's sort of unsettling to field a lot of hostile questions about why you keep doing this and why you dislike women so much. You say, "It's a murder mystery, I'm running out of victims." It's all right to kill men...
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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.
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