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Kash
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Criminally underated Brian De Palma film, excellent performances by John Travolta and Nancy Allen, any fans out there?
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I have it on Laserdisc & still watch it whenever I catch it on TV.

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I'm a fan too. I like Body Double just a bit more, but I love Blow Out too.
It's a very suspenseful and masterfully crafted thriller, but also a protest against the American politics in that time, and above all it's a reflection on and an ode to movie making!
The opening scene, a parody on the slasher-genre, is one of my favourite scenes of all time... ironically, this single scene has more quality than any other slasher (except for the opening of Halloween maybe).

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i found the ending a bit bizzare, good but bizzare, i prefer body double too.
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You mean the "it's a good scream" scene? I thought that was beautiful.

(spoilers ahead)

A broken man's kind of morbid but touching homage to the woman he loved. Also it may be an action to punish himself because he feels so guilty.

[ 27. August 2011, 16:33: Message edited by: Burnett ]

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yeah the use of the scream, i liked it but i felt it was kind of twisted
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