Greetings (1968)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1968.  West End Films.   Screenplay by Charles Hirsch, Brian De Palma.  Cinematography by Robert Fiore.  Produced by Charles Hirsch.  Music by Eric Kaz, J. Stephen Soles, Artie Traum.  Film Editing by Brian De Palma.   Brian De Palma’s first feature Murder A La Mod was an…

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Murder A La Mod (1968)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1968. Screenplay by Brian De Palma. Cinematography by Bruce Torbet.  Produced by Ken Burrows.  Music by John Herbert McDowell.  Film Editing by Brian De Palma. Brian De Palma’s first commercially released feature film is this stylish if silly murder caper.  Two young women are meeting…

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Obsession (1976)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Yellowbird Productions.  Story by Brian De Palma, Paul Schrader, Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Harry N. Blum, George Litto.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Jack Senter.  Costume Design by Frank Balchus.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.  Academy Awards 1976.   Cliff Robertson loses wife Genevieve…

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De Palma (2015)

NOAH BAUMBACH, JAKE PALTROW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Boxmotion, Empire Ward.  Cinematography by Jake Paltrow.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow.  Film Editing by Matt Mayer, Lauren Minnerath.  National Board of Review Awards 2016.   Film fans won’t want to miss this excellent summation of the career of one of the most divisive American filmmakers of the…

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Femme Fatale (2002)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 2002.  Quinta Communications, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Brian De Palma.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Tarak Ben Ammar, Marina Gefter.  Music by Ryûichi Sakamoto.  Production Design by Anna Pritchard.  Costume Design by Olivier Beriot.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002.   Rebecca Romijn starts the film off as a jewel…

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Mission To Mars (2000)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, The Jacobson Company, Red Horizon Productions.  Story by Lowell Cannon, Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Screenplay by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Graham Yost.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Tom Jacobson.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design by Sanja Milkovic Hayes.  Film Editing…

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Snake Eyes (1998)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Paramount Pictures, DeBart, Touchstone Pictures.  Story by Brian De Palma, David Koepp, Screenplay by David Koepp.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Brian De Palma.  Music by Ryûichi Sakamoto.  Production Design by Anne Pritchard.  Costume Design by Odette Gadoury.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow.   Shady cop Nicolas Cage is enjoying front row seats…

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Mission: Impossible (1996)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions.  Story by David Koepp, Steven Zaillian, Screenplay by David Koepp, Robert Towne, based on the television series by Bruce Geller.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by…

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The Bonfire Of The Vanities (1990)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on the novel by Tom Wolfe.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Brian De Palma, Chris F. Woods.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow, David Ray. Brian DePalma makes a huge mess…

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The Untouchables (1987)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by David Mamet, suggested by the book by Oscar Fraley, Eliot Ness.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Art Linson.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Bill Pankow.  Academy Awards 1987.  Golden Globe…

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Body Double (1984)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi II Productions.  Story by Brian De Palma, Screenplay by Robert J. Avrech, Brian De Palma.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Brian De Palma.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Bill Pankow.  Golden Globe…

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Scarface (1983)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1983.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, based on the screenplay by Howard Hawks, Ben Hecht and the novel by Armitage Trail.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Martin Bregman.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by Edward Richardson.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, David Ray.  Golden Globe Awards 1983.  …

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