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Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma’s Films Get Side-by-Side Comparison in Video Essay – Watch

“Carrie,” “Femme Fatale” and more De Palma movies get compared to the iconic “Psycho" scene.

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Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma are two iconic directors that have made incredible films that are cemented in cinema history. It’s no secret that the “Carrie” helmer is a big fan of Hitchcock and over the years has used his work as source of inspiration.

In a new video essay by director and writer Peet Gelderblom, titled “Hitchcock & De Palma: Split Screen Bloodbath,” the filmmaker shows a side-by-side of Hitchcock’s “Psycho” compared to scenes from De Palma’s filmography. As we take a closer look, it’s easy to see that De Palma’s work is not an exact imitation, rather an homage to Hitchcock, re-envisioned in his own special way.

Among De Palma’s features that are used in the comparison are “Passion,” “Femme Fatale,” “Carrie,” “Phantom of the Paradise,” “Mission: Impossible” and “Dressed to Kill,” among others.

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Gelderblom is known for his re-cut of De Palma’s 1991 film “Raising Cain,” which he restored and later released on Blu-Ray by Shout! Factory this year.

Check out the video essay below, via

Hitchcock & De Palma Split Screen Bloodbath from Peet Gelderblom on Vimeo.

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