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Brian De Palma on Scarface, Mission: Impossible, and the Movie He Made in College
May 5, 2020 · 33 min
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Brian De Palma's astonishingly diverse hits as a director include Blow Out, ScarfaceThe UntouchablesThe Bonfire of the VanitiesRaising CainCarlito’s Way, and Mission: Impossible.  He wrote many of those screenplays, too.  With his distinctive visual style and proven box office success, he's among the undeniable greats of both auteur and commercial filmmaking.  In this live interview, he tells Alec about getting his start in directing as an undergrad at Columbia, and has stories from Blow OutScarface and Mission: Impossible.  In 2019, the Hamptons International Film Festival gave De Palma its Lifetime Achievement Award; this conversation was part of the ceremony.

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