De Palma (2015)

Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow direct Brian De Palma in this documentary where the legendary director talks us through the sleazy ups and well publicised downs of his 50 year moviemaking career.

If only every director of his stature had a personal overview of their body of work such as this. He’s a candid, if not unafraid to self aggrandise, companion. This is a fascinating journey from his indie and exploitations roots through to his infiltration of New Hollywood and the corporate filmmaking eras. Makes you want to watch all of his films again… except maybe Passion. You’d be happy if there was another two hours of him sitting in a chair explaining his love of the split diopter and settling old beefs.

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