Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Mar 7, 2020
7:30pm

JOE DANTE’S 16MM SPOTLIGHT
MURDER À LA MOD

Program begins with the cartoon “Cuckoo Murder Case” (1930, Lobster Films, 8 min. Dir. Ub Iwerks)

MURDER À LA MOD
1968, DistribPix, 80 min, USA, Dir: Brian De Palma

Rarely seen after its initial release in a single New York theater, Brian De Palma’s feature debut is a stylish murder mystery set in the adult-film business in 1960s New York City. Exhibiting many of the same styles and thematic preoccupations that the auteur would soon be famous for, the film is a thrilling homage to great genre films before it, equal parts Powell’s PEEPING TOM, Kubrick’s THE KILLING and Hitchcock’s PSYCHO. The story begins when seedy filmmaker Christopher (Jared Martin) tries to trick his girlfriend, aspiring actress Karen (Margo Norton), into starring in one of his partner’s skin flicks. Obstructing his plans is the bizarre prankster Otto (William Finley), who stalks the building where they’re shooting. In Hitchcockian fashion, Christopher’s luck runs out when a series of seemingly unconnected events leads to a shocking murder scene.


16mm print from the personal film collection of Joe Dante and Jon Davison.
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Sat, Mar 7, 2020 • 7:30pm

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