19 August 2013 12:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He introduced Scorsese to De Niro, sorted out the start of Star Wars, and terrified a whole generation with Carrie. As Brian de Palma returns with a typically sexually charged thriller, he talks to Damon Wise

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Brian de Palma sighs. "I just like to shoot beautiful women," he says, "as elegantly as possible." The director is recalling how critics reacted to his new film Passion when it debuted at the Toronto film festival last year. Although he has dabbled in many genres in a 45-year career – from gangster to heist, from sci-fi to horror – critics drew immediate comparisons with a brace of movies De Palma made in the early 1980s, in particular Dressed to Kill and Body Double. Preferring not to dwell on his technical accomplishments, »

- Damon Wise

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