The De Palma Decade

Redefining Cinema with Doubles, Voyeurs, and Psychic Teens
by Laurent Bouzereau

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Journey with award-winning filmmaker and author Laurent Bouzereau through acclaimed director Brian De Palma’s renowned—and controversial—horror and thriller films that redefined cinema in the 1970s and early 80s with interviews conducted over three decades and fresh takes.
Among a crop of fresh filmmakers including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese,...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 320

Publication Date 09/03/2024

ISBN 9780762485574

Dimensions 6 inches x 9 inches

“A perfect treatise on one of cinema’s most original auteurs. It’s filled with fascinating insights and thoughtful analysis that will delight fans of De Palma’s work. Bouzereau proves once again that he is one of our greatest film writers.This book belongs on every cinephile’s shelf!”

— Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One

“A singular voice in a generation of ‘Pure Cinema’ practitioners, De Palma remains more complex, personal, and deep a filmmaker than most. Laurent Bouzereau’s The De Palma Decade does a terrific job at parting the veil on one of De Palma’s most prodigious periods and witnessing the birth of an American auteur that managed to manipulate, enchant, and terrify audiences worldwide. Beyond genre, beyond all definition, this is an indispensable text for all those of us intent in deciphering the master.”

— Guillermo del Toro, filmmaker

“Laurent Bouzereau has written an enthralling overview that’s as much a fascinating examination of the author as it is of his subject. Yet he always keeps De Palma, and the power of his work, in the center of the frame. We feel the love of cinema that connects this pair.”

— Elvis Mitchell, host of The Treatment, KCRW

“Both unabashed De Palma fan and discerning critic, Laurent Bouzereau delivers riveting detail and fresh insight into a transformative era for film and one of its most fascinating figures. The De Palma Decade is delightfully obsessive.”

— Julie Salamon, author of The Devil’s Candy

“As a devotee of De Palma who has pored over every frame of the operatic cinema discussed in The De Palma Decade, I was thrilled that there was even more to learn about the Master of the Macabre. An essential book about every facet of honing these masterpieces, it’s meticulous, brilliantly structured, stylish, and endlessly fascinating, much like De Palma himself.”

— Edgar Wright, writer/director