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Murder à la Mod (1968)

Naive young lady Karen wants to help her struggling amateur filmmaker boyfriend Christopher raise enough money so he can divorce his wife. Meanwhile, jolly psycho prankster Otto stalks the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andra Akers ...
Tracy
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Otto
Margo Norton ...
Karen
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Chris
Ken Burrows ...
Wiley
Lorenzo Catlett ...
Policeman
Jack Harrell ...
Salesman
Laura Stevenson ...
Girl in Boutique
John Quinn ...
Mr. Fitzsimmons
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Soap Opera (voice)
Bob Scott ...
Soap Opera (voice)
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Soap Opera (voice)
Leanne Harrison ...
A Bird
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A Bird (as Jenifer Salt)
Laura Rubin ...
A Bird
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Naive young lady Karen wants to help her struggling amateur filmmaker boyfriend Christopher raise enough money so he can divorce his wife. Meanwhile, jolly psycho prankster Otto stalks the building where Christopher is shooting a low-grade adult movie in order to keep himself afloat. Written by Woodyanders

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Murder à la Mod
Written and Performed by William Finley (as W.F. Finley)
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Stylish nonsense from Brian De Palma
20 July 2008 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

Brian De Palma would go on to become the number one Hitchcock imitator with the release of films such as Sisters, Body Double and Dressed to Kill. It's his style that he is most famous for; so as you would expect, his first feature is absolutely full of style and various experiments...the result is a mixed bag really. First of all, the stylish flourishes and experiments are all at the expense of the story, although some of it is interesting to watch. The plot itself focuses on a maker of very strange films and a girl who falls in love with him. The plot is clearly not the most important thing about the film, however, and really nothing in it makes a great deal of sense. The picture is a stark black and white and this gives the film a distinctive look which is to its credit. The majority of the movie is taken up by sequences that see the film's pivotal event (an ice pick murder) from the perspective of several different characters. I would not really say that this film is entertaining or even fun to watch really; but it is interesting to see the film that De Palma made before he got famous and the film is worth seeing for that reason.


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