2019 FILM OF THE DAY (WEEKLY RECAP #4)

For week 4 of our film of the week series, we find ourselves diving deeper into Brian De Palma’s filmography!!

Carrie     (Brian De Palma)   The first film adaptation of a Stephen King novel,  Carrie  still holds up as one of the best ones. The intense nature of the film melded together with De Palma’s visual style and use of suspense, makes all the remakes that came afterwards all look like the works of naive amateurs.

Carrie

(Brian De Palma)

The first film adaptation of a Stephen King novel, Carrie still holds up as one of the best ones. The intense nature of the film melded together with De Palma’s visual style and use of suspense, makes all the remakes that came afterwards all look like the works of naive amateurs.

Scarface     (Brian De Palma)   “Say hello to my little friend!” Possibly De Palma’s most popular film in mainstream terms,  Scarface  is one of the more exhilarating films in the gangster genre as it turns Howard Hawks’ 1932 film into a modern re-adaptation in the depths of 1980’s Miami.  *FILM OF THE WEEK

Scarface

(Brian De Palma)

“Say hello to my little friend!” Possibly De Palma’s most popular film in mainstream terms, Scarface is one of the more exhilarating films in the gangster genre as it turns Howard Hawks’ 1932 film into a modern re-adaptation in the depths of 1980’s Miami.

*FILM OF THE WEEK

Carlito’s Way     (Brian De Palma)   10 years after  Scarface , Pacino and De Palma team back up for  Carlito’s Way . In terms of characters and story,  Carlito’s   Way  can be looked at as the more mature and wise version of Scarface. Where Tony Montana was a complete savage, there’s still a glimmer of hope for Carlito Brigante.

Carlito’s Way

(Brian De Palma)

10 years after Scarface, Pacino and De Palma team back up for Carlito’s Way. In terms of characters and story, Carlito’s Way can be looked at as the more mature and wise version of Scarface. Where Tony Montana was a complete savage, there’s still a glimmer of hope for Carlito Brigante.

Home Movies    (Brian de Palma)   De Palma took it upon himself to use  Home Movies  as both an experiment and lesson in making independent films. With barely any budget to work with, we see that the true mastery in filmmaking comes from the auteur, not the equipment.

Home Movies

(Brian de Palma)

De Palma took it upon himself to use Home Movies as both an experiment and lesson in making independent films. With barely any budget to work with, we see that the true mastery in filmmaking comes from the auteur, not the equipment.

Murder A La Mod     (Brian De Palma)    Murder A La Mod  is De Palma’s first solo directorial venture and like most legendary director’s debuts, you see all the promise of a visionary mixed with the rapid, independent spirit of a young excited film school kid just trying to make a picture.

Murder A La Mod

(Brian De Palma)

Murder A La Mod is De Palma’s first solo directorial venture and like most legendary director’s debuts, you see all the promise of a visionary mixed with the rapid, independent spirit of a young excited film school kid just trying to make a picture.

The Fury     (Brian De Palma)   We can’t say that this is one of De Palma’s best films, but once you’ve gone through this many, you’re bound to come across one or two that fall flat.  The Fury  followed  Carrie  and while they’re both tales about girls with telekinesis, we see that there was a lot more excitement in terms of the story and visuals in  Carrie  then there was in  The Fury.  Perhaps if  The Fury  would have come out before  Carrie , it would hold up a little better.

The Fury

(Brian De Palma)

We can’t say that this is one of De Palma’s best films, but once you’ve gone through this many, you’re bound to come across one or two that fall flat. The Fury followed Carrie and while they’re both tales about girls with telekinesis, we see that there was a lot more excitement in terms of the story and visuals in Carrie then there was in The Fury. Perhaps if The Fury would have come out before Carrie, it would hold up a little better.

Get to Know Your Rabbit     (Brian De Palma)   This is a real deep cut in De Palma’s filmography and it shows legendary Orson Welles under the direction of a 20-something De Palma. In keeping with most of De Palma’s earlier films,  Get To Know Your Rabbit  takes a satirical approach to the mundane and gives audiences timeless laughter!

Get to Know Your Rabbit

(Brian De Palma)

This is a real deep cut in De Palma’s filmography and it shows legendary Orson Welles under the direction of a 20-something De Palma. In keeping with most of De Palma’s earlier films, Get To Know Your Rabbit takes a satirical approach to the mundane and gives audiences timeless laughter!