“This is the job. Don’t wait for it to happen. Don’t even want it to happen. Just watch what does happen.” For this month’s premium podcast we finally sat down to examine the filmography of one of the most accomplished yet divisive filmmakers of his generation: Brian De Palma. We chose to highlight six of his key movies from the ’70s through to the ’90s including Phantom of the Paradise, Carrie, Blow Out, Dressed to Kill, The Untouchables and Snake Eyes. The lively discussion covers such topics as split screen vs. split diopter, the mutual influence of his Movie Brat pals, how to blow the lid off a conspiracy and the full extent of his Hitchcock obsession. So is Brian De Palma a master mash-up artist or just a straight up thief? Is Blow Out his ultimate masterpiece? Why didn’t Phantom of the Paradise catch on? More importantly, what is Frank’s beef with Beef? Have a good scream and download this month’s premium podcast below.
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