Deja Vertigo: The 80’s Brian De Palma Series

depalmIn July at the Hollywood Theatre, we’re proud to present an original series – Deja Vertigo: The 80’s Brian De Palma Series. Director Brian De Palma’s obsession with Alfred Hitchcock led him to create a collection of stylish and extremely taut psychological thrillers. This series will focus on the early 80’s, when De Palma crafted gripping tales of mystery and murder, brimming with operatic set pieces, off-kilter camera work, steamy sexuality, and nail-biting suspense.

bodydoubleposterFriday July 5th-Sunday July 7th
Body Double (1984) Restored digital presentation! In this tribute to the Hitchcock classics Vertigo and Rear Window, an out-of-work actor spies on a beautiful woman (Melanie Griffith), and believes he witnesses a murder. In his attempt to uncover the truth, he’s led into a seedy and dangerous world, made all the more suspenseful by the fact that he suffers from crippling claustrophobia.  (This movie also features an incredible hypnotic video sequence set to music by 80’s British band Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

dressedtokill2Friday July 12th-Sunday July 14th
Dressed to Kill (1980) 35mm print! A mysterious blonde woman in dark sunglasses murders a patient of a renowned psychiatrist, and then goes after the high-priced call girl who witnessed the killing. Heavily influenced by Vertigo and Psycho, and starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen.

blowoutMonday July 15th-Wednesday July 17th
Blow Out (1981) 35mm print! John Travolta stars as a movie sound technician who accidentally records evidence of a murder. He’s quickly involved in a dangerous conspiracy, and races to save a young woman (Nancy Allen) from a vicious killer (John Lithgow). Featuring one of the greatest endings in cinema history.

scarfaceposterFriday July 26th-Sunday July 28th
Scarface (1983) 35mm print! This movie may not fit the theme of the other films in the series, but we just couldn’t pass up the chance of adding this to the lineup. Al Pacino tears up the screen as Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who takes on a drug cartel in his search for the American Dream, ultimately falling victim to his own ruthless greed. (Note: on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th, we will also be screening a 35mm print of the original 1932 film Scarface, directed by Howard Hawks and starring Paul Muni)


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