Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Dancing Image presents "directed by Brian De Palma" (CINEMA VIEWFINDER DE PALMA BLOG-A-THON)

Tony Dayoub has recently initiated a ten-day celebration of the bearded auteur (who just celebrated his 69th birthday) at his great blog Cinema Viewfinder (make sure you check out the whole series here). My entry has just gone up.

The piece is a video tribute to Mr. De Palma and an examination of his thematic and stylistic obsessions, titled "directed by Brian De Palma." It runs about seven and a half minutes, and contains footage from my three favorite De Palma films: Hi, Mom!, Carrie, and Scarface, which were released, roughly, with seven years between each film.

I've spent the past week working on this project, and am very satisfied with how it turned out, so I hope you all enjoy it.

(Fair warning, however: the piece does contain some graphic footage of sex and violence - and combinations thereof. Granted, given the source material I'm actually kind of surprised there isn't more nudity and gore, but still, it's De Palma we're talking about, so take that as you will. Not necessarily for all viewers.)

Cross-posted at Cinema Viewfinder

Please note - unless you have an app for it, these videos will not play on an iPhone.


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