The new documentary De Palma explores the career of legendary director Brian De Palma as he sets Hollywood to rights . Check out the trailer after the jump.
Documentaries about mad geniuses are great. Documentaries about mad genius directors are a rare gem. Any film fan worth their salt can get behind a doc that peaks behind the thickest, darkest curtain of film-making. We may be in for just such a treat with De Palma, which deals with formidable and legendary director Brian De Palma. De Palma has been behind some of the greatest and at times bloody movies in cinema history, including Scarface, Carrie, Carlito’s Way and The Untouchables. Luckily we to peak behind the peak behind the curtain (that repetition was not a typo) with a new trailer for De Palma. Check it out, courtesy of Slashfilm.
From the looks of the trailer, this looks completely different to a lot documentaries with a single-person focus. For one, it seems as though De Palma does a lot of the talking himself. This could be a refreshing change that sees the film as more of a insightful lecture than a mash-up of talking heads. It definitely feels like the director was deeply involved in putting this doc together, which means it’ll be a lot more faithful to the director and his work. Not only that, but we’ll also be getting some no-bones opinions from the man himself about the the nature of Hollywood and power struggles within the industry.
De Palma made its debut at the Venice Film Festival to great acclaim, and has no shortage of rage reviews so far. It’s very rare that a director of De Palma’s calibre would welcome a spotlight and a megaphone for a feature-length chin-wag. We can only hope that the success of this doc opens the stage up to more of the same from other film-makers.
De Palma has a limited release for June 10, 2016. Watch this space for all the latest De Palma movie news.