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Brian De Palma Blogathon, September 11-21, 2016

August 22, 2016

Very few directors have been as polarizing as Brian De Palma is, you either end up hating him totally, or adoring him. It does not help that his output has been truly inconsistent, great movies, followed by equally dud movies. Maybe this is the reason, why among the movie brats of the 70s he is not as highly regarded as a Scorsese or Copolla, nor has been as popular as a Spielberg. But personally, he remains among my favorite directors.  He is one of the best when it comes to shooting action sequences, be it the Odessa steps one in The Untouchables, the pool room shootout in Carlito’s Way or the ending of Scarface.

One thing for sure, subtlety is never the strong point of Brian De Palma, his movies are right in your face, often over the top, absolutely gory.  But they crackle with  a sort of raw energy and intensity, that keeps you hooked. And this is one director, who has made great movies across all genres, horror( Carrie), gangster( Untouchables, Carlito’s Way, Scarface), war ( Casualties of War), thriller( Blow Out). So after a long time, doing a blogathon in tribute to Brian De Palma. It would start from September 11( his birthday) to September 21st.   You could contribute to the blogathon, with posts on his movies, or his directorial style, anything related to him.  And yes if you are having your own movie blog, please do promote using one of the pictures below.

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And yes feel free to contact me at if you are interested in being part.

  1. Love to enter this blogathon with Dressed to Kill, my blog is Realweegiemidget Reviews,

  2. Apologies – here is the link to my post on de Palma wonderful FEMME FATALE:

  3. Hi. Would love you to join my new blogathon, it’s the Here’s Jack Blogathon, to celebrate Jack Nicholson’s 80th Birthday 22 April 2017.
    Love Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews

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