Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who bears a striking resemblance to his wife.
DePalma's Hitchcock films >>> DePalma's Gangster films.
What's good film criticism anyway if not love distorted by memory and private fears?
Brian, ¡cómo te gusta el cine y cómo te la suda el verismo!
Brian DePalma must of found one of Hitchcock's thrown away scripts and tried to out do him.
It is very similar to a Hitchcock film but very below par.
Maybe it should have been shortened down so we get the twist earlier and it might have worked better.
Brian's direction is superb with plenty of background shots or close up's between each character right in front of the camera and behind.
I won't be coming back to this is a hurry and give me a Hitchcock movie any day of the week.
I've got a problem with John Lithgow.
The thing is that whenever he's in a film where he starts off as a good guy, I just spend the whole film waiting for the moment where he does something despicable. Because it WILL come. It has to. Because he's John Lithgow and he's ALWAYS a bad guy.
Now I'm not saying whether he undergoes that transformation in Obsession. That isn't even the point. The point is that I've seen him play so many villains that I thought I was going to sit watching Obsession thinking to myself, "Yeah yeah, John, you're a lovely guy, now just stab Cliff Robertson in the face and get it over and done with,…
De Palma gets out his Hitchcock instruction manual and proceeds to build a pretty good machine. All the parts are on display in grand operatic style including the Bernard Herrmann score. And, as usual, he adds more kinky oil to grease the appropriate cogs and wheels and pulleys of enjoyment. Influences of VERTIGO abound including the maddening crazy plot of the bad guy. But, do you really care how maddening it is? Just let it swirl about you like De Palma's final camera climax.
very good script, de Palma again make an Hitchcock honor, this time kinda vertigo style
Obsession is a grand Hitchcock rip-off. Being Brian De Palma, with Paul Schrader in tow, that is hardly surprising, but it is a blatant thieving from Vertigo, with good chunks of Rebecca thrown in for good measure. It has Bernard Herrmann using all of the musical notes on rotation about every three minutes. There no pretence at originality in Obsession, but you have to admire the committed execution. I may prefer my De Palma more salacious, less self-conscious; a lot more violence and sex, if you please. But Obsession is a beautifully crafted little suspense thriller.
It has fuzzy, soft-focus photography that gives it a hazy edge, while the sequences in Italy are a mixture of Don't Look Now and…
What do you get when Brian De Palma and Paul Schrader walk out of a Vertigo screening and decide to make a film modeled on it? The most wonderfully blatant homage ever committed to celluloid! I loved it!
Eagle-eyed viewers may notice some slight similarities to Vertigo
The back of the box says "an evil twist" and that is exactly the right word to describe this twist which is very good. Brian De Palma is good. Everything's good.
Obsession was an unexpected treat. While I didn't expect it to blow me away, i wasn't expecting to hate it either but it's a surprisingly great little suspense mystery. Released the same year as Carrie and that could be attributed to why it has been overloooked all these years because Carrie blows Obsession out of the park.
The film is low-key but the movie opens strong and stays that way as DePalma teases us with a string of Hitchcock riffs from Vertigo to Rebecca and featuring an astounding Bernard Herrmann score to boot. Homage or rip-off is for another conversation, but there's no denying the tease lends us certain expectations over where the plot is headed, making the sleazy, un-hitchcokian…
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It worked so much better the second time around. Mostly because I used to think that Robertson was miscast and very stiff, but now I see that it's all intentional. I'm not the biggest fan of 70's diffused look, but it really works here well. I like some of his earlier movies better, but you just can see how he evolves as a filmmaker.
Technically flawless as usual with De Palma. But lacking in substance compared with the top movies of De Palma.
I absolutely adored the score and the cinematography in this film. I thought the story was great even if it was a little too Hitchcock-esque. I didn't actually see the twist coming at all and found it quite shocking! I think I actually much preferred this to Carrie that De Palma directed and released the same year. The editing is especially a lot more fluent with better performances and just as many memorable scenes. A really smart mystery thriller indeed.
No me creo la casualidad de que en su primera película interesante en lo visual los méritos fueran más de De Palma que de Zsigmond.
Por otra parte acojona la entrega de Bernard Herrmann. ¿Venganza?
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
From his book Essential Cinema.
A huge thanks to everyone who added films, helped me find films with alternate titles,…