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    Watch: All 15 Split Diopter Shots in Brian DePalma's 'Blow Out'

    Brian DePalma was one of the first American directors to experiment with a split focus diopter. Vashi Nedomansky wrote about the director's use of the split focus diopter, specifically in "Blow Out." He created a video which features all 15 split diopter shots in the film.

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    Brian De Palma To Direct Meta-Adaptation Of 'Therese Raquin' Starring Emily Mortimer

    No matter what you thought about Brian De Palma's "Passion," it can't be denied that it found the filmmaker firmly back in his wheelhouse of erotically charged melodrama. And it looks like he isn't going to veer too far away from that subject matter just yet, only this time, it will happen on a movi...

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    Stream This: 'Tapeheads,' 'Bad Milo!,' 'Boy A' & More On VOD This Week

    Happy Labor Day weekend, stream fans! Summer may be drawing to an official close, but there's nothing withering about the content we're highlighting for you this week. With "Passion" out in theaters today, we'd like to give Brian De Palma a high five: over forty years of filmmaking, and the director...

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    This Weekend: Eclectic Bag with Docs 'Our Nixon' and Spurlock's 'One Direction: This Is Us,' Drafthouse's 'I Declare War'

    As the fall festival circuit gets underway, an eclectic mix of films hit theaters this weekend. The critical winner is Penny Lane's documentary "Our Nixon," which pieces together Super 8 footage taken by Richard Nixon's White House aides during his presidency.

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    DVD Is The New Vinyl: Famous Pimps, Infamous Early Fassbinder & 'Q: The Winged Serpent'

    “Truthfully, DVD is not the new vinyl," a reader recently confronted me, arguing that the beloved analog qualities of records (the richer, warmer recording; that nostalgic hiss and crackle) are fetishized in ways that most movies on digital discs are not. Sure, the latter may be closer in spirit to ...

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    Five 2013 Indie Remakes And How They Measure Up To The Originals

    This year has seen the release of what feels like an unusually large number of remakes of indie/foreign films, and this week sees another—Brian de Palma's "Passion" (read our review here) which is a remake of French film "Love Crime" ("Crime D'Amour"). While traditionally remakes of lower-budget eff...

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    'Passion' Director Brian De Palma Addresses His Critics and Reveals Which Film of His He'd Like To Remake

    Though he's made some of the most indelible films of our time, like "Carrie," which sits near the top of the heap of the greatest of all horror flicks, and "Scarface," which grew to become the defining film of American urban excess, Brian De Palma is nowhere near as celebrated as he should be. Known...

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    Review: Why 'Passion' Will Please Brian De Palma Fans -- And No One Else

    Since the earliest stages of Brian De Palma's career, his thrillers have constantly walked a line between self-parody and earnest pastiche. "Passion," a reworking of the late Alain Corneau's final film "Love Crimes," reassuringly falls into this camp, signaling a return to form for the director desp...

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    Stream This: 'The Canyons,' Brian De Palma's 'Passion,' 'On The Road' & More On VOD This Week

    Hey-o cinephiles, and welcome to the deluxe edition of Stream This. There was a lot to cover this week, with so many films being released on VOD concurrently or in advance of their theatrical debuts, and we didn't want to leave anything out, including those nifty themed picks. Thus, the result at ha...

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