One of New Hollywood's cult filmmakers in an exceptional interview book
Brian De Palma is one of those wonderboys who, along with Coppola, Scorsese, Lucas and Spielberg, has shaken up American cinema for the past thirty years.
This immense director has directed 29 feature films, exercising his talent in genres as different as thrillers (Blood Sisters, Obsession, Pulsions, Blow Out, Body Double), action films (Scarface, Les Incorruptibles, L'Impasse, Mission impossible), fantasy (Carrie, Phantom of the Paradise), war films, SF and comedy.
Brian De Palma is a very discreet filmmaker, sparing of interviews and a fortiori of secrets about his work and his life. This book, which is therefore in a way a feat, appears at the heart of an almost virgin bibliography on the subject.
The illustrations, which include many intimate or filming photos, provided by Brian De Palma himself or by his brother Bart, are exceptional.
Released in 2001 and quickly sold out, this book was reissued in 2017 in a box set including 6 films by the director. This book is now available in a non-DVD version, revised and updated.
Acclaimed by the press and the public, literary prize of the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, this is a major book on the director and cinema in general.
About the authors Samuel Blumenfeld is a journalist at Le Monde, where he mainly writes about cinema. Laurent Vachaud is a screenwriter and contributor to the magazine Positif.
320-page book including more than 300 photos W 19cm x H 23cm