De Palma, Brian

 Redacted Name: Brian De Palma

Born: September 11, 1940

Strengths: Innovation, Style

Weakness: Story

Best Film: Blow Out

Rating:    rating-153609_640 4.5

Profile:

  • Known for extravagant set pieces built around the clockwork fusion of vision and sound.
  • A tendency to play with the subject matter of his movies on a meta-analytical level.
  • He often emphasises the artificiality of his scenes with strong colour contrasts and/or grandiose score.
  • Places a premium on visual and auditory style.
  • Avid but also quite accomplished user of split screen.
  • A direct influence on Quentin Tarantino.
  • One of the first directors to actively reference classic films in his work.
  • Strongly influenced by the work of Hitchcock.

Rate this Director:

Vision
1
Style
1
Structure
1
Visuals
1
Sound
1
Innovation
1
Discipline
1
Story-telling
1
Production
1
Average
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