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Murder à la Mod
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  (in credits order)
Andra Akers ... Tracy

William Finley ... Otto
Margo Norton ... Karen

Jared Martin ... Chris
Ken Burrows ... Wiley
Lorenzo Catlett ... Policeman
Jack Harrell ... Salesman
Laura Stevenson ... Girl in Boutique
John Quinn ... Mr. Fitzsimmons

Jenny O'Hara ... Soap Opera (voice)
Bob Scott ... Soap Opera (voice)

Phil Proctor ... Soap Opera (voice)
Leanne Harrison ... A Bird

Jennifer Salt ... A Bird (as Jenifer Salt)
Laura Rubin ... A Bird
Marta Levenson ... A Bird
Melanie Mander ... A Bird

Directed by
Brian De Palma 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian De Palma  writer

Produced by
Ken Burrows .... producer
Original Music by
John Herbert McDowell 
Cinematography by
Bruce Torbet (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Brian De Palma 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Harrell .... cameraman
Music Department
John Herbert McDowell .... conductor


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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Something Weird Video release of a Brian DePalma film?, 11 November 2006
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

A Something Weird Video release of a Brian DePalma film? That is something weird. "Murder a la Mod" is DePalma's feature film debut and is an avant-garde experimental movie. It's obviously not nearly as good as either "Scarface" or "Blow Out", but it has some interesting aspects. However, many of the problems that plagued DePalma for the rest of his career were apparent from the start (notable the favoring of style over substance). The film is well-made and nice to look at, but doesn't do anything for you emotionally. At the end, it leaves you cold. Still, fans of the filmmaker should check it out.

The performances range from good to poor. Jared Martin, as the exploitation filmmaker who loses it, turns in a superb performance. Its a shame he didn't work with DePalma any more. William Finley (who later appeared in "Phantom of the Paradise") and Margo Norton are okay. Andra Akers and Ken Burrows are both very wooden. The editing is what makes it the most interesting, as this is a clever concept. By the end the whole experience leaves you cold and DePalma eventually overdoes his style over substance. Still, its not without interest. (5/10)

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