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Watch: Supercut Takes A Bird's Eye View Of Brian De Palma's Overhead Shots

25 March 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Three minutes is hardly any time at all to spend analyzing the work of a master director such as Brian De Palma, so if you have it to spare, this supercut from Vimeo user movement_of_time is well worth the 180 seconds. The video is designed to prove a point about one of De Palma’s preferred camera techniques. Namely, “Brian De Palma is one of those directors who have their own special well recognizable style. And exactly this style he realizes using certain techniques, one of which is ‘view from above’. This method can be seen, if not in all his movies, then in the vast majority. ‘View from above’ is a shot taken from the top distant point, which shows the specific details of the current event. Moreover ‘view from above’ is a method of certain removal from the space of the movie and the voyeurism form that »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Page 2: Bttf, Star Wars, Cinderella, Matrix, Vertigo, Rollerball, Up, Pulp Fiction, Brian De Palma

24 March 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: 1 New Design […]

The post Page 2: Bttf, Star Wars, Cinderella, Matrix, Vertigo, Rollerball, Up, Pulp Fiction, Brian De Palma appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Love the new Mission: Impossible trailer? Rewatch all the M:i trailers here!

23 March 2015 3:55 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

At this point you've no doubt rewatched the new trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation about 5 - 10 times at a minimum and if you're anything like me then it's likely got you in the mood for all things Mission: Impossible. I can remember seeing the trailer for Brian DePalma's franchise kick-off in 1996 and getting those awesome movie "tinglies" when Tom Cruise latched onto the bullet train from an exploding helicopter and thinking »

- Paul Shirey

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The Full 'Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation' Trailer Is Even Cooler (Video)

23 March 2015 5:49 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The "Mission: Impossible" franchise has always been one of the best and boldest series in contemporary cinema. Starting with Brian De Palma's still-classic 1997 film, then viewed simply as a high tech makeover of the beloved television show, it has evolved and changed with each new installment, reaching new heights (both literally and metaphorically) with the fourth entry, 2011's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol." This year sees the arrival of a new film, "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation" and a brand new, full-length trailer. Yes, yesterday was just a tease. And the full thing is even more delicious.

The trailer starts out with Alec Baldwin, as the head of the CIA, murmuring about the outdated nature of the Imf (that's Impossible Mission Forces, the clandestine group at the center of these films). Since he's off camera most of the time, too, his soothing voice makes it seem like the opening narration »

- Drew Taylor

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Here is the first awesome teaser for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

22 March 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Update: Three stills, courtesy of USA Today have been added below. Well, after a whirlwind production shrouded in secrecy worth of an actual Imf mission, we have our first look at footage from the now titled Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. Ethan Hunt and his usual band of agents including Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Jeremy Renner are joined by new faces like the gorgeous Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin for a mission that harkens back to the events of Brian De Palma's original »

- Alex Maidy

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The Conversation: Drew Morton and Landon Palmer discuss ‘Blow-Up’

19 March 2015 7:12 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Conversation is a new feature at Sound on Sight bringing together Drew Morton and Landon Palmer in a passionate debate about cinema new and old. For their third piece, they will discuss Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up.

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Landon’s Take:

The cultural impact of Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up would be very difficult to overemphasize. Upon release, Andrew Sarris referred to the film as “a mod masterpiece” and ‘Playboy’ critic Arthur Knight went so far as comparing the film to Hiroshima mon amour, Rome Open City, and Citizen Kane in its potential influence on filmmaking. The film was also a massive hit worldwide and the tenth highest grossing film in the United States in 1966 – a memento of a brief window in time in which an art film by an Italian auteur could also do boffo box office. And, having been denied a seal by the Production Code Administration, Blow Up »

- Drew Morton

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Scarface remake presses ahead, writer found

18 March 2015 11:47 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The latest Scarface remake lands a fresh writer, as Universal presses on with the project...

It's not a new revelation that a remake of Scarface is in the works in the Hollywood system, but it is a project we'd heard little of in recent times. We'd sort of thought that this one had died a quiet death.

But it hasn't. Accepting that Brian De Palma's 1983 Scarface, starring Al Pacino, was in itself a remake of Howard Hawks' 1932 film, there's another take on the story coming. This one will relocate events to present day, centring on a Mexican character in Los Angeles. The lead character will still be called Tony, but, apparently, will have a different surname this time.

Scarface has a director attached, in the form of Pablo Larrain (who helmed No), and previously, the screenplay had been tackled by David Ayer and Paul Attanasio. However, Universal Pictures »

- simonbrew

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Modern-Day 'Scarface' Remake Set in Los Angeles Gets Green Light

18 March 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Perhaps the bloodiest rags-to-riches story in cinema history, the saga of Scarface has twice been shown on the silver screen, first with Paul Muni in the role of the criminally savvy immigrant shooting his way to the American Dream, then 50 years later with Al Pacino portraying Tony Montana in the classic Brian De Palma-directed, Oliver Stone-penned version. Now, Universal has announced plans to bring the Scarface story to modern times with a new film penned by Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Jonathan Herman, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

Director Pablo Larraín, »

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Straight Outta Compton writer to draft the new remake of Scarface

18 March 2015 8:21 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Scarface is one of the best crime movies in Hollywood history. The question is whether you think it is Brian De Palma's 1983 version starring Al Pacino as a Cuban immigrant turned crimelord or the 1932 Howard Hawks version starring Paul Muni as an Italian immigrant turned crimelord. In fact, you may have a third version to choose from since The Hollywood Reporter revealed a new take on the gangster story is moving forward. Universal has teased a potential remake for years but now »

- Alex Maidy

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Jonathan Herman Rewriting New Scarface

18 March 2015 7:06 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Although it risks the ire of anyone who has the image of Al Pacino as Tony Montana burned into their brains, Universal is firmly pushing ahead on a third stab at Scarface, the tale of an immigrant to America chasing success by any means necessary. The studio has now hired Straight Outta Compton co-writer Jonathan Herman to take the latest crack at the script.This version of a tale told previously by Howard Hawks in 1932 and Brian De Palma in 1983 will focus on a Mexican arrival into the Us who will go to any lengths to pursue the American Dream. His route is via the Los Angeles criminal underworld as he rises steadily through power and violence. The film will explore his physical and emotional wounds, and the role they had to play in making him the man he becomes. Herman, who has also contributed keyboard action to the studio »

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Doha Film Institute Scores International Industry Kudos For Inaugural Qumra Event

18 March 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Doha Film Institute is scoring kudos internationally for its inaugural Qumra event dedicated to fostering first and second works from the Arab world and beyond through an innovative formula blending creative workshop and festival elements.

A high-caliber roster of more than 100 industry reps, including Toronto topper Cameron Bailey, Wild Bunch chief Vincent Maraval, New York’s Open City Films founder Jason Kliot, and prominent British indie producer Mike Downey, who descended on Doha March 6-12, are unanimously praising Qumra’s intense six-day succession of pre-scheduled one-on-ones, script consultations, pitching and feedback sessions, and rough-cut screenings, centered around 29 Dfi-backed projects, including some from outside the region – plus screenings and classes by masters/mentors – all in a unique intimate setting.

“The creators have been incredibly intelligent in keeping the event small and contained, enthused Kliot whose producer credits include Brian De Palma’s Jordan-shot “Redacted. “The format of the works-in-progress screenings was really impressive. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Director David Robert Mitchell Reveals The 5 Biggest Influences On 'It Follows'

12 March 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This week's superb chiller "It Follows" (read our review) has been frequently described as a "throwback." This probably has to do with the film, which concerns a teenage girl (Maika Monroe from the similarly wonderful "The Guest") who is stalked by a ghoul following an untoward sexual encounter, feeling like it's from another era. The synth-heavy electronic score (check out a few cuts here) is straight out of the '80s, while other aspects feel eerie and timeless in a way that few modern day horror films do. We sat down with director David Robert Mitchell and talked about the five biggest influences on "It Follows," and some are as surprising as the movie itself. Throughout the course of our conversation, we talked about a number of influences that come to bear on the film — from the French New Wave to the stylized camera trickery of Brian De Palma (Mitchell »

- Drew Taylor

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Mission: Impossible 5 trailer arriving soon; other details revealed

9 March 2015 1:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After the rumours that the ending of Mission: Impossible 5 was to be reshot in order to be “better”, there was some growing concern about Christopher McQuarrie’s entry into the long-running franchise. However, not only has the director put those rumours to bed once and for all, he’s also revealed that the trailer, title and poster for the movie will be unveiled soon as part of a Twitter Q&A.

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He enjoyed working with Rebecca Ferguson, and called her “fantastic” The ending did not need to be reshot. McQuarrie says that they had to “prep it” and are “shooting it now”. He teased that the movie would be less “old school” and more akin to something from the 90s. There will also be several “nods” to previous movies and the TV show. As for tone, McQuarrie says that they aimed for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol levels »

- Luke Owen

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Director Christopher McQuarrie Shares New Mission: Impossible 5 Details

7 March 2015 5:22 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Thanks to the variety of directors that have worked with superstar Tom Cruise on the Mission: Impossible franchise, each film has carried with it a distinct style reflective of the director helming the project, from Brian De Palma to John Woo to J.J. Abrams and most recently to Brad Bird. Now, it's the latest director, Chris McQuarrie, who will be adding his own personal touch, with a bit of a retro twist, to the upcoming sequel. In an extensive Twitter Q&A session, conducted by McQuarrie earlier today, he was fairly candid while discussing the highly anticipated action sequel and revealing a ton of new details in the process. Here are a few of the highlights: The first official teaser trailer will be arriving very soon as will the film's official name, poster, and the first promotional photos of the cast.  The finale did not have to be reshot, it just had to be prepped. »

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Costume Designer Patricia Norris Dies at 83

4 March 2015 9:59 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Patricia Norris, the Oscar-nommed and Emmy-winning production designer and costume designer who helped craft distinctive looks for “12 Years a Slave,” “Scarface” and numerous other films, as well as TV’s “Twin Peaks,” died of natural causes on Feb. 20 in Van Nuys, Calif. She was 83.

Working with noted directors including David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Robert Altman, Wim Wenders and Brian De Palma, she was Oscar-nommed six times, for “12 Years a Slave,” “Sunset,” “Victor, Victoria,” “The Elephant Man” and “Days of Heaven.”

Though she didn’t win the Oscar for “12 Years,” she did win the Costume Designers’ Period Film Award. Norris, who was known as Patty, was the only person to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the Costume Designers Guild and the Art Directors Guild.

“At a time when women were new at the creative table, Patricia made a place for herself,” said Marcia Hinds, chair of the Art Directors Council at the Adg. »

- Pat Saperstein

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Costume Designer Patricia Norris Dies at 83

4 March 2015 9:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patricia Norris, the Oscar-nommed and Emmy-winning production designer and costume designer who helped craft distinctive looks for “12 Years a Slave,” “Scarface” and numerous other films, as well as TV’s “Twin Peaks,” died of natural causes in Van Nuys, Calif., on Feb. 20. She was 83.

Working with noted directors including David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Robert Altman, Wim Wenders and Brian De Palma, she was Oscar-nommed six times, for “12 Years a Slave,” “Sunset,” “Victor, Victoria,” “The Elephant Man” and “Days of Heaven.”

Though she didn’t win the Oscar for “12 Years,” she did win the Costume Designers’ Period Film Award. Norris, who was known as Patty, was the only person to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the Costume Designers Guild and the Art Directors Guild.

She had a longtime collaboration with Lynch. She designed the costumes for Lynch’s “The Elephant Man,” “The Straight Story,” “Lost Highway,” “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me »

- Pat Saperstein

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Cinderella Soundtrack, Featuring Original Score by Patrick Doyle, Available March 10

2 March 2015 7:08 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Walt Disney Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for Cinderella on March 10, 2015.

The album features original music by Patrick Doyle (“Brave,” “Thor”) marking the eleventh time Doyle has teamed with director Kenneth Branagh. The score was recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studio in London, and was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Shearman and produced by Maggie Rodford. The film arrives in theaters on March 13, 2015.

Patrick Doyle’s long-time creative collaboration with Branagh began in 1989 with “Henry V.” The film’s song ‘Non Nobis Domine’ was awarded the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme. In 1991, they re-teamed for “Dead Again,” which earned Doyle a Golden Globe-nomination. Subsequent collaborations include “Frankenstein,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “As You Like It,” “Hamlet” (for which Doyle received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score), “Sleuth,” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”

Patrick Doyle at the World Premiere of Cinderella. »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch: Union Station Shootout In Brian De Palma's 'The Untouchables' Explored Shot-By-Shot In 11-Minute Video

26 February 2015 12:52 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you’re a regular reader of The Playlist, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the name Antonios Papantoniou by now. Sound familiar at all? Papantoniou is a fastidious and astute independent filmmaker who also makes incredibly detail-oriented, painstaking studies of camera and shot techniques employed by some of the greatest directors working today. He’s dubbed these video essays his “Shot by Shot” series. We’ve already featured ones he’s done on Spielberg (“Jaws”) and Scorsese (“Cape Fear”). Before Papantoniou studied either of those films, though, he turned his focus to the incredible and classic union station scene in Brian De Palma’s 1987 hit, “The Untouchables.” Ok — brief time out. If for whatever reason you haven’t yet seen the scene in reference, it’s one of the most tense, beautifully choreographed, flat-out awesome shootouts ever to be committed to film. We've added it below, so »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Carrie (2002) / The Rage: Carrie 2 Blu-ray Double Feature Release Details Revealed

25 February 2015 1:36 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sometimes, high school can be a virtual hell. Mileage varies by the individual, of course, but in a place where acceptance at a lunch table can be akin to finding an oasis in a desert, there's more weight on the shoulders of many teens than just their backpack straps. Such is the case for Ewen High School student Carrie White, the telekinetic titular character of Stephen King's seminal debut novel published in 1974.

Carrie has been adapted for the screen multiple times for multiple generations, and Scream Factory is giving the Generation Y versions a high-definition upgrade, with their Carrie and The Rage: Carrie 2 double feature Blu-ray now set to hit shelves with an official release date and bonus features, including two new audio commentaries.

Press Release - "Get ready for a double dose of telekinesis terror! Scream Factory presents Carrie & The Rage: Carrie 2 on Blu-ray on April »

- Derek Anderson

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Get A Double Dose of Carrie When Scream Factory Releases Carrie/The Rage: Carrie 2 To Bluray This April!!

25 February 2015 12:08 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Don’t we all love us some telekinetic teenage angst? The gang over at Scream Factory certainly do, and are set unleash a double dose of Carrie White onto Bluray, when the double feature of 2002’s Angela Bettis-led Carrie adaption and Kat Shea’s 1999 Carrie sequel, The Rage: Carrie 2 hits shelves on April 14th. While last year saw yet another adaption of Stephen King’s classic novel, the 2002 version was a lot closer to the source material and though nothing will top Brian De Palma’s 1976 Carrie, the Bettis-led version is quite entertaining. Plus, with scenes like seeing one of the kids from Home Improvement getting his balls impaled in The Rage: Carrie 2, what’s not to like about that one?

 

Carrie

Angela Bettis (May) stars in this 2002 adaptation of Stephen King’s classic tale of horror and retribution, featuring eye-popping special effects and a shocking, all-new twist ending! »

- Jerry Smith

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