Friday, August 13, 2010

Two More Puzzle Pieces in My DePalma Movie Collection

People just don't get it!

I ordered two additional movies for my collection of Brian DePalma movies and they arrived! One is Wise Guys (1986) and the other is Redacted (2007). I wanted to get Home Movies too but heck that movie costs new over 70 bucks at amazon.com! That shit must be so rare.

These aren't really popular movies by far and they failed at the box office back then. As often it happens, people don't really get Brian DePalma. The average viewer will just often be baffled and not getting the references and joy of film. You can't always take these movies too seriously.

I respect Roger Ebert as a film critic because he gets it. Even tho I more often don't agree with him than I would like to admit, he gives Brian DePalma good reviews and explains it well.

So, I will be posting my thoughts on these two movies next week. Until then, enjoy the trailers!





Toying With the Elevator Scene of Dressed to Kill



Look at this instruction on how to use an elevator without stopping at another floor.


This is pretty cool and I will always use this "trick" from now on!

I will use this one in a movie. There should be a scene where it would be crucial for the person to have pushed close button and the floor.

Let's try this one: Angie Dickinson in Dressed to Kill remembers she forgot something in the apartement and reluctantly returns to floor seven to get her stuff back.



Wouldn't it be ironic to have included her doing the elevator trick to get there faster? Thus leaving out two strong looking men on another floor who could've come with her to floor seven. There the murderer would've chickened out for sure.

The setup would've been someone showing her how to use this trick. "It might save you some time. And in some cases maybe your life." That's what she hears after learning the trick.

So the two men who are frustrated that the elevator left them out lose patience and decide to use the stairwell to get up. Just as they leave the elevator moves down.

Now you can include the Nancy Allen scene.