Brian De Palma

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  • Birth Name: Brian Russell De Palma
  • Birth Place: Newark, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/11/1940, Virgo
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter; producer
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A Phantom of the Paradise remake and more movie questions

Ask FlickChick Movies affected by the writers strike dubbed performances whats that movie and more movie questions answeredIm a big fan of Brian De Palmas The Phantom of the Paradise Recently Ive been hearing rumblings that there was talk of a remake Any truth to these rumors I cant really imagine a remake of this movie being successful because part of the fun was how absolutely 70s it was Thanks KimFlickChick At this time talk of a Phantom of the Paradise remake seems to be little more than that The title is listed on the website of Pressman Films at the bottom of a list of in-development projects That said Pressman Films is a legitimate company Edward R Pressman has a strong track record as a producer and hes already backed a remake of Brian DePalmas Sisters 1973 Though the film hasnt opened in the US its got a great cast -- Stephen Rea Chloe Sevigny and Lou Doillon daughter of 60s icon Jane Birkin and an interesting writer-diread more

Hot Scoop! DWTS' Mark Cuban Accused of Censorship!

Billionaire Mark Cuban, who somewhat inexplicably has endured Dancing with the Stars' first cuts, is simultaneously involved in some fancy legal footwork. At a Monday panel discussion about the Iraq War film Redacted, director Brian De Palma accused Cuban, who financed the pic, of obscuring a montage of wounded GIs because "he was disturbed by [them].... I felt my cut was violated."...read moreread more

Dancing Star Accused of "Violating" Iraq Film

Billionaire Mark Cuban, who somewhat inexplicably has endured Dancing with the Stars' first cuts, is simultaneously involved in some fancy legal footwork. At a Monday panel discussion about the Iraq War film Redacted, director Brian De Palma accused Cuban, who financed the pic, of obscuring a montage of wounded GIs because "he was disturbed by [them].... I felt my cut was violated." The New York Daily News says fellow panelist and film distributor Eamonn Bowles defended Cuban by blaming the edit on "an untenable legal situation," to which De Palma snapped, "It's a specious legal issue.... [M]y picture was redacted."Cuban did not answer the News' calls, but Bowles chalks it all up to a "misunderstanding" about photo rights.read more

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The Bonfire Of The Vanities
The Black Dahlia Scene: Bucky Arrives
Femme Fatale Scene: I'm A Bad Girl
Sisters

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 Inside Story TV Show Series, Appearing
2007 Redacted Movie, Director
2007 Redacted Movie, Writer
2006 The Black Dahlia Movie, Director
2002 Femme Fatale Movie, Director

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Real-life Body Snatchers, Remakes, Stephen King and More

Ask FlickChick Yes there is a real body-snatching psychosis why Hollywood loves remakes why critics hate Stephen King and moreQuestion I just saw the new Nicole Kidman movie Invasion with my girlfriend and she insists theres a real disease where people think their friends and family have been replaced by duplicates That sounds crazy to me I think there have just been so many versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers that people think its a real thing What do you think ErikFlickChick Amazingly enough there is a real psychological disorder called Capgras Syndrome whose sufferers are convinced that their loved ones are no longer their loved ones just like the characters in the four adaptations to date of Jack Finneys allegorical science-fiction novel Invasion of the Body Snatchers The delusion is named for French psychiatrist Jean Marie Joseph Capgras who first described it in 1923 It remains something of a mystery and can take several forms Sometim read more

At the Movies: Cage Gunning for Untouchables Prequel

Per Variety, Nicolas Cage is in talks to star in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables: Capone Rising, a prequel chronicling Al's rise to power and his relationship with nemesis Detective Jimmy Malone.... Maria Bello is replacing Rachel Weisz as aventuress Evelyn O'Connell in the third Mummy movie.... Guy Ritchie will return to his Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels roots with Rocknrolla, an action comedy about "a dangerous crime lord, a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician and a band of petty thieves".... Per the Hollywood Reporter, Gary Cole is an estranged hubby and father trying to reconcile with his boozing wife (Jennifer Coolidge) and their daughter (Agnes Bruckner) via a cross-country RV excursion in Say Hello to Stan Talmadge. read more

At the Movies: The Office's Pam Takes a Walk

Per Variety, Office cutie Jenna Fischer has joined the Judd Apatow- and Jake Kasdan-penned comedy Walk Hard, playing a June Carter Cash-esque love interest for John C. Reilly's fictional music legend, Dewey Cox. Fischer will also sing in the pic.... Will Arnett has been added to the lineup for Semi-Pro, the basketball comedy starring Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson and Andrew Benjamin.... HDNet Films has tapped Brian De Palma to write and direct Redacted, a montage of stories about U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq war, and due for a fall day-and-date release. read more

DVD Tuesdays: Why Scarface Slays Us

I love talking about movies but Ive never been able to organize movie-night get-togethers So this is the next best thing On Tuesdays Im going to spotlight a DVD and suggest some virtual-discussion startersWe all know the drill Sequels are never as good as the originals And its true except when it isnt Thats why I devoted a whole chapter of my book Movie Lust Recommended Viewing for Every Mood Moment and Reason over to remakes that defy conventional wisdom including Jonathan Demmes 2004 version of The Manchurian Candidate 1962 What Price Hollywood 1932 and the musical remake A Star is Born 1954 and Brian DePalmas Scarface which updated Howard Hawks 1932 gangster drama Scarface The Shame of a Nation inspired by the rise and fall of Al Capone to then-contemporary MiamiScarface is newly available in a Platinum Edition whose additional features lean heavily to the jokey reflecting the fact that over the course of some two decades the film has gone read more

Hostel Helmer Takes Stab at Stephen King

Recently, Hollywood has turned to the horror flick to rejuvenate flagging ticket sales. While the glut of guts has led to a lot of remakes and knockoffs, a few young filmmakers have risen to the challenge of fashioning fresh fare. Eli Roth is one such box-office reanimator. Spawning the hits Cabin Fever and Hostel, the Boston-born director splices social commentary into his gore while mischievously tinkering with genre convention. TVGuide.com invited Roth to discuss Hostel (out on DVD today) and share hi read more

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Un-American Psycho: Brian De Palma and the Political Invisible
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Becoming Visionary: Brian De Palma's Cinematic Education of the Senses (Cultural Memory in the Present)
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