if there was no DePalma, it would have been stupid
I started watching this movie with no idea what it was about or who the
crew was... No idea at all. Than i saw that Brian De Palma is the
director and i knew that moment that this movie would be a good one, no
matter what it was about. So, this is the story- a guy looses his wife
and has no place to stay and so a man he just met offers him to stay at
a place and watch it, and water the plants. Than he shows him that a
lady next door performs a striptease every night at the same time. And
than, while living there, he starts developing more towards her than
just being a viewer. BUT! (theres always a "but") things are the way
they seemed at the beginning. Now, the story takes turns that no one
would expect, thats one of those things i liked about this movie. The
directing is as it would be expected to be and the acting works pretty
good, although, today you would not find many famous names in this
movie. Not much to say there, just a good movie that Biran managed to
make even better with all thees twists and turns..
amarjit1333 watch Cloverfield movie
excellent plot by the writer.
bilalakbani watch Network movie
its a very very niyce moviee.
PauloACA watch Manhattan Melodrama 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 Sand Serpents movie
this is a nice erotic movie to watch .
ajit.parekh watch Psycho Ward movie
PRETTY OUT OF THE WORLD IDEA.
Great movie. A must see.
Good site for dl.
its body duoble.. its body double...
i really didn't like the movie!.
lovely and special.
the son of "Vertigo" (1958)
An unemployed actor, Jake accepts the offer from a friend to put him up
in a luxurious flat where with a telescope, he can admire and fantasize
about a female neighbor who languorously takes her clothes off. It's
the same "show" every night. But it's the start of a perverse game
which will prove to be infinitely more dangerous for him and will catch
him in the heart of a big conspiracy.
"Body Double" is a piece of work that bears the seal of its auteur
Brian De Palma. Manipulation and voyeurism are once again the two
unifying threads of this effort and called upon to play with the hero's
nerves and even the audience's.
Unless you've never heard about him, it's blatant that De Palma went
for a new ride in Hitchcock universe. "Rear Window" (1954) for the
observation of the female neighbor and as the Master said: "don't start
to spy your neighbors, it can get you into trouble", "Psycho" (1960)
for the sparse cinematographic writing and the somber story of doubles
and especially, the shadow of "Vertigo" (1958) hangs over the whole
film. The scheme of "Body Double" is practically identical to
Hitchcock's masterpiece. In the 1958 film, James Stewart suffered from
vertigo. Here, the hero is claustrophobic and the replacement is done.
Then, De Palma's effort includes features that are common to his films:
a main character suspected of a murder he didn't commit and who has to
manage all alone to find the culprit and to exempt himself. An actress
of X-rated films who isn't depreciated and ends up helping the hero
even if at first, she thinks he's crazy. To shot his incredible
adventure, De Palma has recourse to a sparse directing with taut camera
work to fuel suspenseful sequences like the very long one when the hero
follows Gloria. To increase the interest, the filmmaker interspersed
his work with bombastic visual effects and there's the rub. These
tricks besmirch the film and its story, notably the second part after
Gloria's murder (a would-be creepy sequence that turns out to be
farcical). And one can't skip on certain disputable steps of the plot:
is it sensible from De Palma to make Gloria and the hero kiss each
other after the latter didn't manage to arrest the killer? The two
people don't really know each other. And in the second part, how can
Jake precisely identify the woman who made her striptease in the
neighboring flat? Many women must have an identical act.
Because of his hateful penchant for visual excesses and a lack of rigor
in the story, the student doesn't match at all the Master. I say it: De
Palma's finest efforts are the ones exempted from extreme effects like
"Sisters" (1973) or "Obssession" (1976). The latter being "Vertigo"'s
truly legitimate son..