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“It’s very dirty, and I know dirty.” Near the end of Brian De Palma’s oneiric exercise in sleaze, Dressed To Kill, high-class prostitute Liz Blake (Nancy Allen) recounts a recurring dream where she strips in front of a phantom intruder before he puts a razor blade to her neck. It’s remarkably similar to the film’s first scene — a dream sequence where a showering Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson) vainly attempts to attract her shaving husband’s attention, only to be murdered behind a thin veil of glass.
This time, it’s notably described in real-time as Blake’s voice becomes shaky. She’s a women who’s used to sexual kinks, but this dream is something more confusing. It’s threatening, but also cathartic in the details.
But for a film obsessed with the presence of skin and the possibility of sex, Dressed to Kill is excessively »
- Michael Snydel
Chicago – Chicago is a hotbed for new stage talent, and the growth of that creativity is generated in new theater works. The Artist’s Lab at Stage 773 is one such developmental program, and director Kevin Hanna is currently in residence to create a new three part musical production called “The Cowboy and the The Showgirl Cycle.” The first part will have its premiere at Stage 773 on February 11th, 2016 (details below).
“The Cowboy and the The Showgirl Cycle” is based on a familiar sight in any movie or TV program that is set at a Hollywood movie studio. In the background, there will always be some extras walking around, and inevitably it will be represented by the “cowboy” and the “showgirl.” The two characters in this cycle will be in three eras of movie making – the 1930s, the 1970s and 2010. The concept creator and director Kevin Hanna has gathered the writing, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
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