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
What a classic! I totally love every scene especially Carrie's first dance and that music gets me every time!
Better than I remembered it being as a kid. The Psycho-esque violins every time Carrie gets upset haven't aged so well but overall the good use of De Palma's style and Spacek & Laurie's acting make this a classic.Could a popcorn movie w/ this grim a view of humanity get made today? One of the rare thrillers whose ending has been completely "spoiler''ed by pop culture but loses not of it's devasting power.
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
Carrie White is a reserved, bullied teenage girl in high school living in American suburbia with her crazed, abusive religious mother. When a popular teenage boy at the school asks Carrie to the prom… read review