Visionary Film #4


The Fury
(Brian DePalma; 1978)

(furious thanks to Ryland Walker Knight of Vinyl is Heavy for this image)

3 comments:

Ryland Walker Knight said...

More than happy to throw some fun your way, my man. It's easily my favorite De Palma, and not just because Johnny boy is in it (in pieces), but because it's so much about, yes, looking and directing and making images come alive. Plus, light bulbs be poppin in the wake...

Natasha Yar-Routh said...

Visionary? Please it was a boring, badly plotted and predictable mess. He used the 30 second exploding body sequence, shot from every possible angle, to pad out what seemed to be the last 10 minutes of the film. DePlama has made a career of recycling scenes from is betters. A notable example is his rip off of Eisenstein's 'Odessa Stairs' sequence in 'The Untouchables'. DePalma is a badly overrated and wholly derivative film maker.

Tom Sutpen said...

I lean more toward Ryland's view of The Fury than yours, Natasha (way more, in fact), but I think you're misconstruing what the 'Visionary Film' series is about. If you take a quick glance at the other entries you'll see a pattern establish itself rather quickly.

(and you're right, Monsieur Ry. Johnny-boy gets blowed-up real good. Thanks again!)