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
Keith Gordon is a creative young man who films the oddball doings of his family and peers. "The Maestro" appears frequently to give him pointers on his techniques. It's almost a film about ... See full summary »
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 »
Jake comes home to find his girlfriend with another man and has to find a new place. In between his acting workshops and his job in a vampire B-movie, he scans the paper looking for anything. He happens to meet a fellow actor who needs a house sitter. Both are pleased with the arrangement that will have Jake staying in the house and for a sweetener, Frank shows him his 'favorite neighbor', a well built woman who strips with her window open each night. Jake becomes obsessed with meeting her and is able to help recover her purse from a thief, but shows his own phobia, he is incapacitated by claustrophobia when the thief runs through a tunnel. When Jake witnesses a murder, he finds out that the police love to pin crimes on peeping Toms. Jake discovers that here are just too many coincidences but must hunt them down himself without the police. Written by
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The set for the Frankie Goes to Hollywood sequence in "Body Double" was also used the following year for the nightclub scene in "Fright Night". Both films were released by Columbia Pictures. See more »
In the dressing room, the saleswoman pulls a curtain partly closed. In the next shot, the curtains are in their original position until Gloria Revell herself closes them further. See more »
Of course this isn't a masterpiece, but it is a well constructed thriller. I find it funny that the negative reviews all seem to have figured out the mystery early. Thou protested too much; I don't buy into their "it's too dated" smack. The time and place of this Hollywood is imaginative and really cool. If one needs historical verisimilitude, watch documentaries. This is a fun ride with all the obsessions of DePalma's work (and Hitch, and Powell's Peeping Tom); voyeurism, etc. The fun is in the details and the affect of scenes, not their logic. Since when does an effective thriller need hard cold logic? I've just watched it again on cable and all the haters are just people looking to hate. DePalma's films are always better than the average B-movie, even when they're B-movies. Also, he can shoot; visually always a master.
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