hilarious exercise in style and murder mystery
I've been a fan of De Palma long time and I just saw this one this
night. To my enjoyment, I had a few smiles, even laughters, intensity,
involving to the storyline, getting that suspense that is needed.
This movie is a perfect example to pull of what Hitchcock has done best
in "Rear Window" and "Vertigo". De Palma set up those two basic ideas
into a story that's really enjoyable and intense same time. Especially
when you are in the knowledge of the movies of the 40s and 50s and the
art of making a thriller you are just going to be pleased.
My guess is that De Palma made this movie out of pure pleasure, doing
all those great stuff with claustrophobia, sexual need, voyeurism,
grotesque murder, and most of all terrifying suspense.
The murder sequence was in my opinion of a well crafted exercise in
suspense. You fear, then you hope, then you try to guess, it goes all
right, then all wrong, the hero comes, it seems at right time, but
still too late, it all goes on and on and you can't believe it
happened. Loved and hated the sequence, for film-making and emotional
Not the greatest, but definitely one of De Palmas best..
amarjit1333 watch Hitman movie
excellent plot by the writer.
bilalakbani watch K-19: The Widowmaker movie
its a very very niyce moviee.
PauloACA watch Universal Soldiers movie
Double Body, a great film with lots of suspence and fantastic music! I saw it in 1985 for the first time and became to admire the work of Brian de Palma..
bugssss watch Kurenai No Buta movie
this is a nice erotic movie to watch .
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PRETTY OUT OF THE WORLD IDEA.
Great movie. A must see.
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its body duoble.. its body double...
i really didn't like the movie!.
lovely and special.
a great movie, misunderstood by most
I'm pretty sure that Body Double is one of the most misunderstood movies of
all time. Many people call it a tribute to Hitchcock, other people call it a
rip-off of Hitchcock, some people think it's a parody.... I think it's more
than any of those things, I think it's an analysis. A humorous, insightful
essay on Hitchcock... Kind of like something Godard might do, which isn't
surprising when you realize that Godard is also a big influence on De
The distancing techniques employed in the film, the way he hams it up, the
scenes where the internal logic breaks down in obvious ways, like the
kissing scene near the tunnel, where the movie suddenly reenacts the famous
hotel kiss from the second half of vertigo, at a very unexpected time with
almost no set up to make the scene believable... All these things are
intentional, designed to let the audience in on the fact that this is not
just a straight forward movie (although it can be enjoyed that way). De
Palma wants the audience to have some separation from the story so that they
can look at the movie in a more critical way, and think about Hitchcock's
movies from a different perspective. These distancing techniques also allow
de Palma to get away with some pretty harsh/sleazy scenes, and that was
necessary because the analysis wouldn't have worked any other way.
This is basically De Palma saying, "what if Vertigo and Rear Window had a
baby, but the baby was born in the 80's and raised by a prostitute and a
murderous pimp." The result is a fascinating movie that stands up very well,
as long as you understand the intentions. If you take it the right way, it's
one of De Palma's very best movies.
As a big fan of vertigo and rear window (vertigo is my favorite movie of all
time), it was fascinating to me, to see De Palma, rework those story's,
twine them together, and put them in a different context. I really enjoyed
it both times I've watched it, and I'm pretty sure it's one of those movies
that will just keep getting better with repeated viewing..