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Kash
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Brian De Palma is one of the great Hollywood directors, he's much better than Steven Spielberg IMO but isn't nearly as well known. He's the man who wrote the Star Wars introduction for George Lucas, discovered Robert DeNiro and created an iconic series of scenes & characters in movies that are now considered modern classics.

"I've never been accepted as that conventional artist. Whatever you say about David Lynch or Martin Scorsese, they are considered major film artists and nobody can argue with that. I've never had that. I've had people say it about me. And I've had people say that I'm a complete hack and you know, derivative and all those catchphrases that people use for me. So I've always been controversial. People hate me or love me."


Top 10 Brian De Palma movies

1. Redacted
2. Scarface
3. Carlito's Way
4. The Untouchables
5. Blow Out
6. Dressed To Kill
7. The Black Dahlia
8. Mission: Impossible
9. Femme Fatale
10.Greetings / Hi Mom!

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Mine would be:

1. Carlito's Way
2. Carrie
3. Scarface
4. Raising Cain
5. The Untouchables
6. Casualties Of War
7. Blow Out
8. The Fury
9. Wise Guys
10. Mission: Impossible

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De Palma rocks!

1. Scarface (1983)  -

2. Body Double (1984)  -

3. Blow Out (1981)  -

4. The Untouchables (1987)  -

5. Raising Cain (1992)  -

6. Carrie (1976)

7. Femme Fatale (2002)

8. Carlito´s Way (1993)

9. Dressed to Kill (1980)

10. Casualties of War (1989)

Haven´t seen The Black Dahlia yet.

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It blows my mind that no one has SISTERS (1973) or PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974), by far my favorite two De Palma films!
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Both are good movies. Maybe 11. and 12. [Cool]
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I'm a huge De Palma fan..so damn near every film is good in one way or another to me...but here's my rough top 10:

1. Body Double
2. Carrie
3. Carlito's Way
4. Dressed to Kill
5. Scarface
6. Obsession
7. Casualties of War
8. Phantom of the Paradise
9. Blow Out
10. Raising Cain


...as much as I like The Untouchables..it just barely misses my top 10 and comes in in a not so distant 11.

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So many masterpieces... Here goes...

1. Blow Out
2. Carrie
3. Carlito's Way
4. Obsession
5. Scarface
6. The Untouchables
7. Dressed to Kill
8. Phantom of the Paradise
9. Casualties of War
10. Sisters
11. Home Movies (since it gets no love)

Body Double, The Fury, Hi Mom, Greetings, Wise Guys, Mission: Impossible, Femme Fatale, Murder a la Mod, and Snake Eyes are all fine and are 12 through 20! A Wedding is OK as a student film.

There are a few, very few, that I'm not wild about--Mission to Mars, Bonfire of the Vanities, Raising Cain (DePalma ripping off himself and Argento), The Black Dahlia, and Get to Know Your Rabbit. I haven't seen Redacted, and no one has seen Dionysus in '69, so I think that I have covered them all. Except maybe his U.S. Treasury commercials. [Wink] (Can you tell that I have been a fan for a long time?) Kash, the late great critic Pauline Kael in her review of The Fury in the New Yorker said that DePalma was a better drector than Orson Welles and Steven Spielberg. She really loved him too.

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I may toggle the list of my fav De Palma films from time to time....But my Top 3 are pretty much cemented in those spots for all time. Those Top 3 Being:

1. Body Double
2. Carrie
3. Carlito's Way

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1 Body Double
2 Blow Out
3 Carrie
4 The Fury
5 Sisters
6 Dressed To Kill
7 Carlito's Way
8 The Untouchables
9 Scarface
10 Obsession

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I just tried to give Bonfire of the Vanities another go after years and lasted 25 minutes. Wow, what an irritating film [Mad]
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The tone is just so wrong. Heck, everything from the casting to the performances is all wrong.
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