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De Palma strangled

06.04.2008

Normally I'd be excited to tell you about a film titled THE BOSTON STRANGLER directed by Brian De Palma but in the wake of THE BLACK DAHLIA, I just can't be excited. Perhaps the monstrosity that was DAHLIA will motivate De Palma to make a halfway watchable real crime drama but time will tell. De Palma has signed to direct the film for producer Gale Anne Hurd (THE INCREDIBLE HULK) about the 60s killings and the controversy over whether cops got the right man. Though Albert DeSalvo was convicted of the 13 "Boston Strangler" murders and sentenced to life in prison (where he was eventually killed by fellow inmates), many believe he was simply covering up for the real killer. I'll spare you the whole saga but if you're interested, you can read all about it here. STRANGLER is an odd choice considering it's highly likely it can't be better than the modern classic ZODIAC, which didn't exactly do gangbusters at the box office. No word yet on when filming might begin.

Extra Tidbit: In the 1968 film Tony Curtis played DeSalvo.

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10:20AM on 06/05/2008
Screw Black Dahlia, anyone remember Mission To Mars? OUCH....
Screw Black Dahlia, anyone remember Mission To Mars? OUCH....
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12:23AM on 06/05/2008
Change the title for Christ's sake. Sheesh. De Palma really needs to step up his game.
Change the title for Christ's sake. Sheesh. De Palma really needs to step up his game.
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4:05PM on 06/04/2008
I used to like De Palma but after Black Dahlia I don't think I can ever watch one of his movies again.
I used to like De Palma but after Black Dahlia I don't think I can ever watch one of his movies again.
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1:38PM on 06/04/2008

blech

after dahlia, he should hang it up. how you could ruin a perfect novel and make that piece of crap, it's unreal.
after dahlia, he should hang it up. how you could ruin a perfect novel and make that piece of crap, it's unreal.
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11:54AM on 06/04/2008

De Palma is overrated

He hasn't made anything worth watching for over 10 years.
He hasn't made anything worth watching for over 10 years.
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10:25AM on 06/04/2008
De Palma is a very hit-or-miss director, so I'm on the fence about this. THE BLACK DAHLIA was a travesty.
De Palma is a very hit-or-miss director, so I'm on the fence about this. THE BLACK DAHLIA was a travesty.
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