New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who bears a striking resemblance to his wife. —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
A cautionary tale on why it is essential to go to the movies. You see, had Michael Courtland frequented movie theatres in 1958 he'd have seen a nifty little mystery film called Vertigo and figured out in 1976 that the whole wife-coming-back angle was a con job. Granted it hadn't topped Sight & Sound till '72. Still, tells you something about the profits of being even an average Joe movie buff.
Excelente, ¡excelente!. Increíble como las primeras películas de De Palma siguen siendo tan potentes y refinadas. Y eso que aquí todavía estaba 'imitando' a Hitchcock!. El guión de Schrader es genial. La música de Herrmann es una delicia. ¡Recomendada!
Looks like this roundup of festivals and events is becoming a regular Thursday feature. We begin this one in New York, sweep across the