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Brian De Palma


Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters (1972) and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader, John Farris and Oliver ... See full bio »

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Dressed to Kill Director
(1980)
(1974)
Femme Fatale Director
(2002)
The Untouchables Director
(1987)

Filmography

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 2018/I Domino (completed)
 2012 Passion
 2007 Redacted
 2002 Femme Fatale
 2001 Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 (Video documentary) (video "Dancing in the Dark")
 1998 Snake Eyes
 1993 Carlito's Way
 1992 Raising Cain
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities (as Brian DePalma)
 1989 Casualties of War (as Brian DePalma)
 1989 Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988 (Video documentary) (video "Dancing in the Dark")
 1986 Wise Guys
 1984 Body Double
 1983 Scarface
 1981 Blow Out
 1979 Home Movies
 1978 The Fury (as Brian DePalma)
 1976 Carrie
 1976 Obsession (directed by)
 1972 Sisters
 1970 Hi, Mom! (as Brian DePalma)
 1969 The Wedding Party (as Brian DePalma, a film by)
 1968 Greetings
 1966 The Responsive Eye (Documentary short)
 1965 To Bridge This Gap (Documentary short)
 1964 Jennifer (Short)
 1962 Woton's Wake (Short)
 1960 Icarus (Short)
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Other Works:

Debut novel Are Snakes Necessary?, written with Susan Lehman. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 16 Interviews | 10 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Brian DePalma

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on De Palma (2015)] I hope that, much like the book ['The Devil's Candy'] about The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), you just have an honest portrayal of what the process is like, you don't pull any punches, you say exactly what happened. That's the only way to convey to young audiences or people interested in movies how the system works. As you know, film journalism is mostly spin. You talk to ... See more »

Trivia:

Has said that Scarface (1983) and Body Double (1984) are the two films of his that have been attacked the most. Dressed to Kill (1980) also received a lot of negative attention as well. See more »

Trademark:

[Alfred Hitchcock homage] Films frequently reference the work of Alfred Hitchcock, using similar locations, camera techniques/compositions, musical scores by Bernard Herrmann (a frequent Hitchcock collaborator), and blondes as leading ladies. See more »

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Bri

Star Sign:

Virgo

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