an e-mail came in agreeing with me that they shouldn't remake 'carrie,' but surprised that i'm such a brian de palma fan.
i love brian's movies. he knows how to set up a shot, he knows how to make it flow, his sets and shots are full of rich textures.
he's also a funny guy. c.i. has known brian for years. i know him through her. he's some 1 who likes pratical jokes, believe it or not.
with all the scary movies, you might not guess that he'd have a sense of humor, but he does.
but that's the person.
the director is what i want focus on because i was asked to list his 10 best films. the e-mailer said his personal favorite was 'phantom of the paradise.'
i like that film but it doesn't make my top 10.
1) 'blow out'
2) 'dressed to kill'
4) 'the fury'
6) 'body double'
8) 'raising cain.'
10) /the black dahlia.'
that's my top ten and my rank more or less stays the same with 'blow out' always at the top.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'