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Body Double (1984)

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Starring (View all)
Annette Haven Annette Haven
Gloria Swanson / Norma Desmond
Darcy DeMoss Darcy DeMoss
Barefoot Dancer in Nightclub
Steven Bauer Steven Bauer
Assistant Director
Casey Sander Casey Sander
Man #2
Brinke Stevens Brinke Stevens
Girl in Bathroom #3
David Ursin David Ursin
Man #1
Patty Lotz Patty Lotz
Girl #1
Rod Loomis Rod Loomis
TV Director


Written by
Robert J. Avrech Robert J. Avrech
(screenplay) and
Brian De Palma Brian De Palma
(screenplay)


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A good movie

4 years ago at Oct 28 12:07
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point.ย Still, I remember very well when I saw the damned thing. Indeed, I had invited a friend of mine who was also a major movie buff and we ended watching up some movies literally through the whole night. We started at 21:00 in the evening and ended on 06:00 the next day so it was definite... read more

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1 year, 8 months ago at Feb 17 7:37
Voyeurism, fetishism and pornography collide in a frenzied, unabashedly psychosexual pastiche of "Vertigo" and "Rear Window". Whilst De Palma foregrounding of 1980s culture adds a new dimension of outre trashiness to the proceedings, the film exists on its own plane as an artefact of its time, albeit by translating images and styles as a register on what separates the contemporary from the past in... read more
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Description: Out-of-work actor Jake Scully finds himself lost in a maze of illusion and intrigue after spying on his sexy neighbor - and witnessing her gruesome death. Melanie Griffith stars as the mystery woman at the center of the secret in director Brian De Palma's controversial thriller. Craig Wasson costars. Extras include 4 all-new featurettes with new interviews with De Palma, Griffith, Deborah Shelton, Gregg Henry, and Dennis Franz. While house-sitting, an unemployed actor becomes a Peeping Tom on a stripteasing neighbor. When he witnesses a murder one night, his curiosity leads him into the sordid world of higfh-class pornography ... (more)
Release date: 26 October 1984
UPC: 043396041196
Tags: Mystery (8), Murder (8), Thriller (7), Crime (7), Suspense (7), Action (6), Drama (5), Voyeurism (5), 1980s (4), 1984 (4), Nudity (4), Film Noir (3), Noir (2), Dramas (2), Disturbing (2), SnP (2), Sort (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Psychodrama (2)
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“Voyeurism, fetishism and pornography collide in a frenzied, unabashedly psychosexual pastiche of "Vertigo" and "Rear Window". Whilst De Palma foregrounding of 1980s culture adds a new dimension of outre trashiness to the proceedings, the film exists on its own plane as an artefact of its time, albeit by translating images and styles as a register on what separates the contemporary from the past in terms of sex and murder. Although commenting on Hitchcock's erotic themes and De Palma's clear evocation of them is a thorny subject considering the latter's high art valuation by critics, "Body Double" is nevertheless a stylish, unsettling remnant of Hitchcockian imagery and psychological bent as viewed through the fervid sheen and perversions of Hollywood.” read more

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"First viewing - Sept. 19th De Palma turned 70 this month, so I wanted to watch something of his I hadn't seen yet. As luck would have it this is one of the few films of his that's on Showbox, so I took a chance with it. Body Double clearly owes a huge debt to Rear Window as it's basically an updated version of that film as filtered through De Palma's cinematic sensibilities. It's consistently entertaining, and I love the ways it messed with my expectations along the way. The only thing I was ki"


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