Sunday, June 7, 2009

Obsession (1976, Brian de Palma)

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Rating: 6.5/10

With a manic nod to Vertigo, Brian de Palma even borrows frequent Hitchcock composer Bernard Hermann. With a screenplay from Paul Schrader, the movie was bound to be a hit. So what went wrong? Or maybe what went right?

The ending was more impressive than I was expecting, but it was still a bit of an eyeroll. Still, Brian de Palma succeeds in what he set out to do: make a pretty decent film. It was cheesy in that seventies way, but all in all it could have been a lot worse. I am intrigued to see more movies with Academy Award winning actor, Cliff Robertson.

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