Ever since hearing about this movie, I have wanted to see it. As an aspiring filmmaker, I love hearing stories about filmmakers and their experiences. I knew of the controversy surrounding Brian De Palma and his graphically violent and potentially misogynistic films, however, there were a lot of films that I had seen that I didn't know were made by him.
I don't really have much to say about this film other than the fact that it is great. The film is basically De Palma telling his story, interwoven with clips from his films and some pictures of his directorial process. It constantly enthralled me as a fan of cinema, and his stories are definitely very interesting. The switches between the interviews and the footage from the films were very smooth. I thought that the most interesting part of his story was the part revolving around "Scarface". All of the creative difficulties were definitely interesting to hear about. The interview is well-framed as to keep the shot from looking boring. This film can be really inspiring to people hoping to go in the industry, as De Palma came from nothing and became the big name he is today.
I definitely don't think that this is a film for everyone. As a film-lover, I thought it was extremely interesting, but I understand how other people could end up finding this a bit bland if they are not invested in the story.
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: Digital that I own.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
I am a huge movie fan that wants to tell people about my very varying taste and opinion of film.