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De PALMA, Brian

The Primark Hitchcock. ‘Unfair! While it’s true that anyone with money and a megaphone could have made the shot-for-shot remake of Vertigo that is Body Double, who else but De Palma would have had the playful wit to relocate it in the seedy world of hardcore pornography?’ ‘A first class argument! I withdraw my accusation!’

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  1. Lee James Turnock

    July 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    There has never been a more overwhelmingly ‘seventies’ film than Carrie, what with the Argento-ish lighting, the soft-focus soft-porn title sequence, the abundance of browns, beiges and tans, the flares, the paisley shirts, John Travolta looking like a prize plum, the Farrah Fawcett haircuts, the slow motion, the split-screen malarkey, the visual pyrotechnics, the sledgehammer lack of subtlety…but it’s STILL a bloody fantastic film.

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