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    Brian De Palma Was Never Going To Direct A Video For Daft Punk After All

    When Daft Punk, nee Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo, were making the press rounds for their brilliant new album Random Access Memories, they spoke frequently about the huge influence of Brian De Palma's "Phantom of the Paradise," both on their masked aesthetic and their music. This ...

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    Watch: 36-Minute Discussion Of 'Scarface' With Al Pacino, Brian De Palma & Oliver Stone Plus 1983 Behind-The-Scenes Special

    Ludicrous machismo and the American Dream were never the same once Brian De Palma's “Scarface” landed in 1983, carving shocking setpieces and Tony Montana catchphrases into the surface of pop culture like a reckless chainsaw. But as with any landmark film like De Palma's, it's a worth a look backwar...

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    Brian De Palma Won't Be Working With Daft Punk After All

    When French robots Daft Punk, nee Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel Christo de Homem, were making the press rounds for their latest masterpiece, the luxuriously expansive Random Access Memories, they frequently cited Brian De Palma's "Phantom of the Paradise" as a chief influence: not only was 'Phanto...

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    Watch: Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace Kiss and Double Cross in 'Passion' Trailer

    Brian De Palma is back in kinky "Femme Fatale" mode with his latest, "Passion," which pairs Rachel McAdams with Noomi Rapace for a loose remake of Alain Corneaus's final film "Love Crime," which starred Kristin Scott-Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier. The film bowed in Venice and Toronto late last year to...

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    Watch: Rachel McAdams & Noomi Rapace Dabble In Sex & Murder In New Trailer For Brian De Palma's 'Passion'

    Earlier this year, we saw Steven Soderbergh revitalize the aging erotic thriller genre with "Side Effects," a pretty nifty and pulpy take on the kinds of poitboilers we don't really get much of anymore. Or don't we? In just a couple of months you'll be able to undo the top few buttons of your shirt,...

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    Watch: 2 Episodes Of 'Scene By Scene' By Mark Cousins Featuring Brian De Palma & Bernardo Bertolucci

    In terms of the conflict between content and presentation, director and critic Mark Cousins is a singular case. Exampled most in his 15-hour documentary epic, “The Story of Film,” Cousins explores ideas surrounding film and its players with a personal, insightful ability, but also carries a lilting ...

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    Yes Please: Daft Punk Have Met With Brian De Palma For Some Mystery Project

    Next week sees the release of "Random Access Memories," the jaw-dropping new album by French electro robots Daft Punk. The album is a sprawling, visionary, singularly weird affair, elegantly toggling between at least a half dozen genres and styles, with live instrumentation that simultaneously sugge...

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    Watch: New 'Carrie' Trailer Gives Away Entire Dramatic Arc to Mixed Results

    Remaking a horror film as classic as Brian De Palma's "Carrie," is a move that would always cause some amount of hesitant backlash. The decision to push the film back seven months from its original March release to October 18th did little to sway those fears, but with this week's release of the "Evi...

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    Pressman To Produce De Palma Biopic Starring Pacino as Paterno

    Producer Edward R. Pressman ("Wall Street") has optioned feature film rights to New York Times best seller "Paterno" by sports journalist Joe Posnanski. Ex-CAA partner-turned-manager Rick Nicita will also produce the biopic to star his client Al Pacino as Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. And w...

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    Al Pacino & Brian De Palma Reteam For Joe Paterno Story 'Happy Valley'

    Al Pacino has had a thing for playing real life figures lately. He earned critical acclaim for playing Jack Kevorkian in HBO's "You Don't Know Jack," he returned to the network for the upcoming and still untitled Phil Spector movie directed by David Mamet, and now he's taking o...

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