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Brian De Palma's Split-ScreenA Life in Film$
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Douglas Keesey

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628466973

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.001.0001

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Afterword

Afterword

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(p.301) Afterword
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Brian De Palma's Split-Screen
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Douglas Keesey

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0031

This concluding chapter looks back into De Palma's oeuvre in order to chart a brief history of his life and his attempts to move forward from the rivalries of his past to the compassion that he hopes for his daughters' futures. It also examines the public reception of De Palma's works, particularly his lack of awards and distinctions in comparison to his peers, such as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg. De Palma, after all, has argued himself that he cannot be acknowledged as a “Great Director” by the public because of his frequently controversial, anti-establishment stance in his films. Hence the chapter delves into De Palma's own attitudes toward filmmaking, highlighting his own struggles to move past competition and emphasizing that he is a great director in his own right.

Keywords:   Brian De Palma, competition, compassion, Academy Awards, De filmmaking

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