Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn’t make friends easily. After her class mates taunt her about her horrified reaction to her totally unexpected first period one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behaviour is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn’t realise is that Carrie is … gifted, and you really don’t want to get her angry. —IMDb
Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers.
Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family. Originally entering university as a physics student, de Palma became attracted to films after seeing such classics as Citizen Kane (1941). Enrolling in Sarah Lawrence College, he found lasting influences from such varied teachers as Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol.
At first, his films comprised of such black-and-white films as Bridge That Gap (1965). He then discovered a young actor whose fame would influence Hollywood forever. In 1968, de Palma made the comedic film Greetings (1968) starring Robert de Niro in his first ever credited film role. The two followed up immediately with the film The Wedding Party (1969) and Hi, Mom… read more
The ultimate definition of a mixed bag. The majority of the film is laughable and frustrating in how cartoonishly evil and over-the-top mean-spirited the entire cast is and how they're nothing more than outdated stereotypes of the time period. However, Sissy Spacek's performance is phenomenal and the last 15 minutes is so awe-inspiring, it almost (but not quite) makes up for the rest of the runtime.
The first King adaptation is still one of the best as DePalma took the pulpy novel and transformed it into one of the most satisfying horrors of the seventies. Sissy Spacek was aces here with her portrayal of a meek wallflower with a religious zealot for a mother who discovers she has telekinetic powers. When pushed to extremes ...well you know the rest. Those crying misogyny here truly missed the point.
this is a film about misogyny, about what misogyny really is: fear. fear of women, fear of their sexuality, fear of their freedom to choose, fear of them being able to decide for themselves what constitutes… read review
(Note: The is a paper written for a class on the films of Brian De Palma. It is written with the assumption that the reader has already seen the film and it MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. Enjoy!)
Following… read review
Adolescence, that most tormenting of times for young and old alike! It’s a time of great and uncomfortable change. We begin to learn more about our bodies and minds than we probably ever wanted to… read review