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Brian De Palma's Split-screen : a life in film

Author: Douglas Keesey
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Over the last five decades, the film of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) have been among the biggest successes (The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible) and the most high-profile failures (The Bonfire of the Vanities) in Hollywood history. De Palma helped launch the careers of such prominent actors as Robert De Niro, John Travolta, and Sissy Spacek (who was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actress in Carrie).  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keesey, Douglas.
Brian De Palma's split-screen.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2015
(DLC) 2014047278
Named Person: Brian De Palma; Brian De Palma; Brian De Palma; Brian De Palma
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Keesey
ISBN: 9781628466973 1628466979 9781496809728 1496809726
OCLC Number: 893899235
Description: viii, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Wedding Party (1964-65) --
Murder à la Mod (1966) --
Greetings (1968) --
Dionysus in '69 (1970) --
Hi, Mom! (1970) --
Get to know your Rabbit (1972) --
Sisters (1973) --
Phantom of the Paradise (1974) --
Obsession (1976) --
Carrie (1976) --
The Fury (1978) --
Home Movies (1980) --
Dressed to Kill (1980) --
Blow Out (1981) --
Scarface (1983) --
Body Double (1984) --
Wise Guys (1986) --
The Untouchables (1987) --
Caualties of War (1989) --
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) --
Raising Cain (1992) --
Carlito's Way (1993) --
Mission: Impossible (1996) --
Snake Eyes (1998) --
Mission to Mars (2000) --
Femme Fatale (2002) --
The Black Dahlia (2006) --
Redacted (2007) --
Passion (2012).
Responsibility: Douglas Keesey.


What makes Brian De Palma such a maverick even when he is making Hollywood genre films? Why do his movies often feature megalomaniacs and failed heroes? Is he merely a misogynist and an imitator of  Read more...


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By cunningly projecting De Palma's life side-by-side with his films, Douglas Keesey has brought to light the hidden, deep desires of a film director previously categorized as a purely genre Read more...

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