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Director Brian De Palma.

Director Brian De Palma. Now 53, he's the son of a orthopedic surgeon in Philadelphia, and sometimes watched his father's surgeries. Perhaps this explains the frequent depiction of blood and violence in many of his films, which include "Carrie", "Dressed to Kill", "The Fury", and "Scarface". His thrillers were often compared with those of Hitchcock. In the 1970's, De Palma, along with other young film directors Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Francis Coppola made films of such quality that the period is sometimes referred to as another Golden Age of Hollywood. De Palma returns to that era with his new film "Carlito's Way", which stars one of the great actors of the 70s, Al Pacino.


Other segments from the episode on November 10, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 10, 1993: Interview with Brian De Palma; Interview with Jerry Stiller; Commentary on the oral culture of Somalia.


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