Contributed by: Dave Leone
This movie closely resembles the 1966 British film "Blow Up", in which a fashion photographer accidentally captures a murder on film without realizing it. That film was a bit too 60s surreal, but the photography part of it was cool.
Contributed by: Lola Aronovich
The world's most influential critic, Pauline Kael, praised the film back in 1981. This is what she wrote: "Travolta has a vibrating physical sensitivity like that of the very young Brando, and Nancy Allen
, who gives her role a flirty irridescence, is equally vivid".
Nancy Allen and John Travolta were also teamed together in De Palma's earlier movie 'Carrie', based on the Stephen King story.
Watch for the scene where Travolta and Allen have their first drink at the train station. When Allen asks "A sound man huh... So how did you get that job?" Travolta abandons the original lengthy response in the script, stunning his acting mate by replying 'I don't know.' and moving onto the next line. The impromptu reaction from Allen is priceless, and this is the take that De Palma used. Golden moments like this are what make living, breathing cinema.
In the scene where the blonde and brunette were in the sound booth, one of the screamers looked just like the chick from the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
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