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.
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 RogerEbert.com.