His early comedies a bit too much like sketch shows, here with De Niro scenes that are rendered obsolete by the excellency of his later films examining the collision of technology and privacy. Then, the brilliance of the scenes depicting how the revolution will be televised, mondo verite and Be Black Baby still so raw and shocking. That both sections sell their point at the cost of women leaves the worst taste.
"You see that cleavage? Huh? Where are you gonna get that? You don't get that in a Fellini film!" 2 different things going on here, first a comical, voyeuristic look at voyeurism, with De Palma's camera on De Niro's camera filming other people in their windows, some of whom are also making home movies; then the film morphs into a Godardian political farce. De Niro is good, but I just love Allen Garfield :-)
De Palma repite con más gracia ese discurso vouyerista de su precuela, aunque con menos sugerencia, esa conección en donde el cine está en función con el fetichismo de ver. Pero hay más. Parece dividirse en dos partes, sobre el peep-art y el Be black, discursos que no encuentran más común que en la misma sátira. Ver ese montaje teatral es como filtrar un corto dentro del filme. La secuencia es buena aunque desencaja.
Would make a nice double feature with DAVID HOLZMAN'S DIARY or a Peter Watkins movie. I wish De Palma (or De Niro for that matter) still made wild movies like this. A film of its time in the best sense. The hand held camera section of the "Be Black Baby'' play is really amazing.
The part where De Niro meticulously plots his scheme of "strategically seducing" his "love interest" is brilliant.A zany satire, the film also showcases the Cinéma vérité film culture.Flits seamlessly between De Niro's shenanigans and the documentary on blacks in America.Be Black,Baby!
Some good ideas and concepts, as well as a good performance from De Niro... but the film feels very disjointed. Going from a smart, sharp satire to an unwelcomely abrasive film documenting a movement of "urban terrorism". Strange, and I'm not sure in the good way.