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May 24, 2003

DVD Journal: "Femme Fatale"

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Friedrich --

I know you've seen the movie already, but some of our visitors might enjoy learning that Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale is now out on DVD. Friedrich wasn't crazy about the film; I found its contemplative eroticism and dream-noir logic entrancing. (My posting about it is here.) The Wife, who (sigh) also didn't love the film, described it as a "meditative art movie on sex-thriller themes," and that pretty well nails it.

Who's in charge?

A treat for the curious is this q&a Bill Fentum did with De Palma about the movie (here). De Palma is known as one of the few major directors who has remained a film buff -- directors generally stop attending many movies once they become bigshots -- and if you read the interview you'll get a taste of his enthusiasm and brains. Now that's a film nerd! Fentum's site, Directed by Brian De Palma (here), is a phenomenal thing, by the way, as is Geoff Songs' De Palma a la Mod (here).

Interesting that two of the very best movie-nut websites should be devoted to De Palma. I've got some theories about how to explain that ...



posted by Michael at May 24, 2003


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