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Brian De Palma's Split-Screen
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Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Douglas Keesey

Abstract

Over the last five decades, the films of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) have been among the biggest successes (The Untouchables and Mission: Impossible) and the most high-profile failures (The Bonfire of the Vanities) in Hollywood history. De Palma helped launch the careers of such prominent actors as Robert De Niro, John Travolta, and Sissy Spacek. Picketed by feminists protesting its depictions of violence against women, Dressed to Kill helped to create the erotic thriller genre. Scarface, with its over-the-top performance by Al Pacino, remains a cult favorite. In the twenty-first century ... More

Keywords: Brian De Palma, erotic thriller genre, videogames, tabloid journalism, YouTube, Skype, Hollywood films

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781628466973
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2016 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Keesey, author
California Polytechnic State University

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