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Re: Brian De Palma

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Re: Brian De Palma

#77 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:12 pm

Based on an un-filmed concept about a John Edwards-like politician.



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Re: Brian De Palma

#80 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:29 pm

Considering this is late-era De Palma, I'm expecting this to be less than piquant.

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#81 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:31 pm

Ummmmm... under what circumstances could it be any other era? Provided that you see time as linear, etc

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Re: Brian De Palma

#83 Post by domino harvey » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:36 am

Literal LOLs. Here's my writeup of the original from the Noir thread
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Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:20 am
Palmetto (Volker Schlöndorff 1998) Tonally wonky and inspired more by 80s interpretations of noir than the real thing, this nevertheless has some component parts that work. Woody Harrelson plays one of the dumbest noir protagonists ever, and the film to its credit doesn't confuse his almost non-stop stream of mistakes and idiocies for anything other than what they are. It's no surprise that the source novel was called Just Another Sucker, because for a former reporter, Harrelson does everything wrong. The two female leads seem miscast and should have been switched: Elizabeth Shue plays the sexually voracious bad girl and Gina Gershon is the stay at home supportive good girl? Are you sure that's the choice you want to make here, movie? Though, to be fair, Shue overcompensates hilariously (intentionally so) by making her erotic come-ons so overblown and florid that at one point she mounts a wall and presents herself in a gloriously tasteless sequence that is one of the few moments the film really embraces its utter silliness. And the kidnapping plot at the heart of the film is dopey and predicated on Harrelson being as dumb as possible, which, based on the evidence, made it a safer bet than most convoluted noir plots!
I can imagine watching this movie and thinking, "I could do this better," but what in the material compelled him to actually be passionate enough to follow through on such idle thoughts?!

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Re: Brian De Palma

#84 Post by Cremildo » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:03 am

The other question that needs to be asked is, in what world is Palmetto "an old classic noir picture", which is how De Palma described it?

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#85 Post by mfunk9786 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:24 am

Perhaps he's having a little bit of fun with his choice of words, considering. Also, I would consider 21 years to be old!

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#86 Post by Cremildo » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:25 pm

If a 21-year-old thing is, well, old, then a 33-year-old thing like me has one foot in the grave.

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Re: Brian De Palma

#87 Post by mfunk9786 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:27 pm

It would have qualified for our "Old Films" subforum, even!

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