Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s new documentary “De Palma” features the legendary director talking about his five-decade long career in the film industry, directing such classics like “Dressed to Kill,” “Blow Out,” “The Untouchables,” and “Carlito’s Way.” De Palma takes the audience on a chronological tour throughout his entire career, elucidating on certain production difficulties and giving us an exclusive look into the minds of one of America’s most celebrated auteurs. See an exclusive clip from the film above with De Palma talking about the origins of his 1976 film “Carrie,” based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.
Director Noah Baumbach has released ten films in the last twenty years. His debut film “Kicking and Screaming,” about four recent college grads who remain in their college town the following semester, premiered at the 1995 New York Film Festival to critical acclaim. Baumbach received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 2005 for the film “The Squid and the Whale,” about two boys in Brooklyn dealing with their parents’ divorce in 1986. Most recently, he’s had success with his collaborations with actress Greta Gerwig in “Frances Ha” and “Mistress America.”
“De Palma” premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival. It opens tomorrow in limited release.