De Palma (USA – 2015)

 

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for Cinetalk.net

Directors Jake Paltrow & Noah Baumbach recorded pal Brian Depalma’s confidences for 30 hours back in 2010 in Jake’s living room over a few days.

5 years later they trim it down to 2.

Title: De Palma

Just him. And movie excerpts.

It begins chronologically in the 60’s, with his shorts , first feature Murder a la mod (1968) and ends with his current Euro exile. No bitterness, lots of truth in a comprehensive guide filled with anecdotes. De Palma discusses his whole filmography sorted by releasing dates. he provides answers about what is wrong with films nowadays. And when something stinks he just says it.

Simple effective, ideal for film buffs, students, new discoverers.

De Palma is Relevant.

***for Montrealers it starts this Friday at Parc.   Rest of the world?  This is 2016, I trust you’ll find it.

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