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Murder à la Mod
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Brian De Palma (writer)
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A Lost Horror Film from Brian De Palma!
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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
William Finley .... composer: title song (as W.F. Finley)
 

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80 min
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Although the film is copyrighted 1967, it wasn't released until 1968.See more »
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De Palma: Young and Fresh, 11 November 2013
Author: gavin6942 from United States

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.

What we have here is the world of exploitation, underground film presented by a young auteur working in the experimental art scene. I think it works. Granted, this is not a fully developed film, as it had no budget and little cast. But not unlike the early work of Polanski or Cronenberg, there is plenty of potential here.

The film was released in one cinema in New York City, quickly disappeared not long after, and was thought lost. Lucky for us, this was not the case. Although on its own it may be nothing special, it is a crucial piece in understanding De Palma's talent and vision.

We also get some music and screen time from William Finley (1940-2012), who would go on to work with De Palma many more times (and also with Tobe Hooper). His character alone makes this worth a peek.

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