Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's seemingly obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter. Her own ... See full summary »
Brian De Palma
Filmed stageplay based on the ancient greek play The Bacchae written by Euripides. This play is performed by members of The Performance Group, an NYC experimental theater group who has made... See full summary »
An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the ... See full summary »
Brian De Palma
Robert De Niro,
The Staten Island apartment of lovely model Danielle becomes the scene of a grisly murder that is witnessed by her neighbor, Grace, a reporter. But the police don't believe her story, so it's up to Grace to solve the murder mystery on her own. Written by
According to director Brian De Palma, an elaborate tracking shot had to be deleted from the film. De Palma said the search scene was originally "a Max Ophüls-type tracking shot about 6 minutes long, and while they are searching through the apartment the camera keeps coming back to the couch and the spot is getting bigger and bigger and bigger," De Palma stated. "I shot it, but because the camera could only get down so low and still go up high enough to shoot the rest of the scene we couldn't get down to the bottom of the couch and when we saw the rushes it looked ridiculous because it looked like the guy was bleeding up through the arm of the couch. So I had to throw out the whole tracking shot, and I was forced to use close-ups and television-type coverage." See more »
When the woman is writing on the cake she is writing horizontal along left to right under the main floral decoration but when the man opens the box the writing is turned 90 degrees putting the main floral decoration to the right hand side as you read the message See more »
Did you know that the germs can come through the wires? I never call and I *never* answer. It's a good way to get sick. Very, very sick... That's how I got so sick! SOMEONE CALLED ME ON THE TELEPHONE!
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starring: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, Lisle Wilson.
plot: Actress Danielle Breton (Margot Kidder) is a Siamese twin whose other half is a crazed murderer. When Danielle brings a man (Lisle Wilson) home, she wakes up to discover that he has been brutally butchered. Reporter Grace Collier (Jennifer Salt) witnessed the murder through her window and knows that either Danielle or her twin is the killer, so she launches her own investigation.
the good: A slasher starring Margot Kidder with Brian de Palma directing has to be great. And this was no exception.
As far as I know, this is de Palma's very first horror film and he did perfectly. It just goes to prove that even though his films are mostly stolen from Hitchcock's PSYCHO or his other films, he can still make them just as great.
I had fun figuring out which sister was the killer, and if the reporter could prove there has been a murder. Trust me, it will keep you guessing the whole way through.
So check this film out and have a great time!
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