Happy Birthday to Brian De Palma, who turns 78 today.
I really love some of De Palma’s films. And feel “meh” about some. And kind of hate a couple. And still haven’t seen some of his big ones (I’ve listed those at the end). His movies really are all over the place on quality & on genre! I do really like when he’s gone more “horror” but his crime films are great.
So here are my top ten De Palma films that I’ve seen, although I didn’t really like number 10 and barely remember number 9. And 11 was…. Ugh! I’m sure some of those I haven’t seen or need to re-watch would make this list (certainly Blow Out or Body Double). I’ll update this list when I see or re-watch any.
My Top Ten Brian De Palma Movies (I’ve seen 11…):
11. Mission To Mars (UGH)
10. Snake Eyes (ugh)
9. Casualties Of War
8. The Fury
7. Mission: Impossible
6. Sisters (aka Blood Sisters)
5. Carlito’s Way (I could do with re-watching this…)
Saw But Need To Re-Watch As Don’t Really Remember Them:
Blow Out & Body Double
Some I’ve Not Seen:
Hi, Mom!, Obsession, Dressed To Kill, The Bonfire Of The Vanities, Raising Cain, The Black Dahlia, Redacted, Passion
**Oh, and De Palma made that Bruce Springsteen video for Dancing In The Dark where he pulls that “random” pretty girl (Courteney Cox) out of the audience to dance with him (this is probably the only time you’ll see a Springsteen video on this blog. I’m not a fan…):