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2013 2013 2013 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uPIytmXpp4k/Uh_Yrptq3VI/AAAAAAAAGyg/UhAjURUbQfA/s1600/passion.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="182" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uPIytmXpp4k/Uh_Yrptq3VI/AAAAAAAAGyg/UhAjURUbQfA/s320/passion.png" width="320" /></a></div>WHO: Brian De Palma directed this.<br /><br />WHAT: I have not seen <i style="font-weight: bold;">Passion</i>&nbsp;or the Alain Corneau film it was based on (<i style="font-weight: bold;">Love Crime</i>) but I love what De Palma had to say when&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/article/interview-brian-de-palma">Fernando F. Croce</a>&nbsp;asked him what drew him to remake the latter film:<br /><blockquote class="tr_bq">I liked the way of the plot. I liked the power struggles between the main characters. I didn't like the way Corneau revealed the murder, but that's okay, because if we're planning on remaking a film, then let's remake one that has room for improvement.</blockquote>It seems to me this is exactly the right attitude for a director to take toward a remake: with confidence that he or she can improve on the original. Then again, De Palma is no stranger to other common approaches as well: the Hollywoodization of a well-known commercial property (<b><i>The Untouchables</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;and </span><i>Mission: Impossible</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">), the reconfiguring of setting and character of a respected classic (</span><i>Scarface</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">), and even the oblique homage that isn't quite a remake but resembles one (</span><i>Blow Out</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;from </span><i>Blow-Up</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">, </span><i>Obsession</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">, </span><i>Dressed to Kill</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">, etc. from the collected works of Alfred Hitchcock). As a De Palma fan I'm interested in all of these approaches, and am very excited to finally see </span><i>Passion</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;a year after its world premiere.</span></b><br /><br />WHERE/WHEN: Screens multiple times daily only at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cafilm.org/rfc/films/1902.html">Rafael Film Center</a>&nbsp;in San Rafael today through Thursday September 5, and at 2:45 and 7:00 at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.castrotheatre.com/p-list.html#sep04">Castro Theatre</a>&nbsp;only&nbsp;on September 4 &amp; 5.<br /><br />WHY: I don't know why the Rafael is the only Frisco Bay theatre showing <b><i>Passion</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;for an entire week-long run (which began this past Friday), but it ought to be a good place to see it, with its 4K digital projection. It's also the only cinema where it's possible to see David Lowery's </span><i><a href="http://www.cafilm.org/rfc/films/1901.html">Ain't Them Bodies Saints</a></i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;now that the latter has left San Francisco and Berkeley theatres. Of course the Rafael is preparing to be one of the main venues for the&nbsp;</span></b><a href="http://www.mvff.com/sneak-peeks/">Mill Valley Film Festival</a>&nbsp;in October, which is slowly revealing a few of its programming selections. Since I&nbsp;<a href="http://hellonfriscobay.blogspot.com/2013/08/raiders-of-lost-ark-1981.html">last checked in</a>&nbsp;on this subject, it's been <a href="http://myemail.constantcontact.com/MVFF36-A-TRIBUTE-TO-COSTA-GAVRAS-and-Bay-Area-Premiere-CAPITAL.html?soid=1102350576108&amp;aid=ue2pWV5Jz9M">announced</a> that filmmaker Costa-Gavras will be present at the venue October 4 for a tribute and screening of his latest film <b><i>Capital</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">, and that on September 17th, a couple weeks prior to the festival's official start date, the U.S. Public Premiere of&nbsp;<a href="https://metallicathroughthenever.eventbrite.com/"><i><b>Metallica Through The Never</b></i></a>&nbsp;will occur there.&nbsp;</span></b><br /><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;"><br /></span></b><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">But since San Rafael is out of my way, I'm very glad that the Castro will also be screening </span><i>Passion</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;this week, if only for two days. I find it a little delicious that the venue has booked a De Palma film to screen so shortly after its (approximately) annual 70mm presentation of </span><i><a href="http://www.castrotheatre.com/p-list.html#aug30">Vertigo</a></i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">, which ends with three showings there today. Any De Palma fan knows that Hitchcock is the director's biggest cinematic inspiration, and </span><i>Vertigo</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;in particular (along with </span><i>Psycho</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;and </span><i>Rear Window</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">) frequently alluded to in his filmmaking style and content.</span></b><br /><br />HOW: <b><i>Passion</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;is (as far as I know) only being distributed on&nbsp;</span></b>DCP. It was shot on 35mm but I've yet to hear so much as a rumor of a physical exhibition print existing. The Castro screenings pair it with 35mm screenings of prior De Palma films, however; <b><i>Dressed to Kill</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;on Wednesday, Sep. 4 and </span><i>Femme Fatale</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;on Thursday, Sep. 5.</span></b><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uPIytmXpp4k/Uh_Yrptq3VI/AAAAAAAAGyg/UhAjURUbQfA/s1600/passion.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="182" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uPIytmXpp4k/Uh_Yrptq3VI/AAAAAAAAGyg/UhAjURUbQfA/s320/passion.png" width="320" /></a></div>WHO: Brian De Palma directed this.<br /><br />WHAT: I have not seen <i style="font-weight: bold;">Passion</i>&nbsp;or the Alain Corneau film it was based on (<i style="font-weight: bold;">Love Crime</i>) but I love what De Palma had to say when&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/article/interview-brian-de-palma">Fernando F. Croce</a>&nbsp;asked him what drew him to remake the latter film:<br /><blockquote class="tr_bq">I liked the way of the plot. I liked the power struggles between the main characters. I didn't like the way Corneau revealed the murder, but that's okay, because if we're planning on remaking a film, then let's remake one that has room for improvement.</blockquote>It seems to me this is exactly the right attitude for a director to take toward a remake: with confidence that he or she can improve on the original. Then again, De Palma is no stranger to other common approaches as well: the Hollywoodization of a well-known commercial property (<b><i>The Untouchables</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;and </span><i>Mission: Impossible</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">), the reconfiguring of setting and character of a respected classic (</span><i>Scarface</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">), and even the oblique homage that isn't quite a remake but resembles one (</span><i>Blow Out</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;from </span><i>Blow-Up</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">, </span><i>Obsession</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">, </span><i>Dressed to Kill</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">, etc. from the collected works of Alfred Hitchcock). As a De Palma fan I'm interested in all of these approaches, and am very excited to finally see </span><i>Passion</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;a year after its world premiere.</span></b><br /><br />WHERE/WHEN: Screens multiple times daily only at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cafilm.org/rfc/films/1902.html">Rafael Film Center</a>&nbsp;in San Rafael today through Thursday September 5, and at 2:45 and 7:00 at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.castrotheatre.com/p-list.html#sep04">Castro Theatre</a>&nbsp;only&nbsp;on September 4 &amp; 5.<br /><br />WHY: I don't know why the Rafael is the only Frisco Bay theatre showing <b><i>Passion</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;for an entire week-long run (which began this past Friday), but it ought to be a good place to see it, with its 4K digital projection. It's also the only cinema where it's possible to see David Lowery's </span><i><a href="http://www.cafilm.org/rfc/films/1901.html">Ain't Them Bodies Saints</a></i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;now that the latter has left San Francisco and Berkeley theatres. Of course the Rafael is preparing to be one of the main venues for the&nbsp;</span></b><a href="http://www.mvff.com/sneak-peeks/">Mill Valley Film Festival</a>&nbsp;in October, which is slowly revealing a few of its programming selections. Since I&nbsp;<a href="http://hellonfriscobay.blogspot.com/2013/08/raiders-of-lost-ark-1981.html">last checked in</a>&nbsp;on this subject, it's been <a href="http://myemail.constantcontact.com/MVFF36-A-TRIBUTE-TO-COSTA-GAVRAS-and-Bay-Area-Premiere-CAPITAL.html?soid=1102350576108&amp;aid=ue2pWV5Jz9M">announced</a> that filmmaker Costa-Gavras will be present at the venue October 4 for a tribute and screening of his latest film <b><i>Capital</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">, and that on September 17th, a couple weeks prior to the festival's official start date, the U.S. Public Premiere of&nbsp;<a href="https://metallicathroughthenever.eventbrite.com/"><i><b>Metallica Through The Never</b></i></a>&nbsp;will occur there.&nbsp;</span></b><br /><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;"><br /></span></b><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">But since San Rafael is out of my way, I'm very glad that the Castro will also be screening </span><i>Passion</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;this week, if only for two days. I find it a little delicious that the venue has booked a De Palma film to screen so shortly after its (approximately) annual 70mm presentation of </span><i><a href="http://www.castrotheatre.com/p-list.html#aug30">Vertigo</a></i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">, which ends with three showings there today. Any De Palma fan knows that Hitchcock is the director's biggest cinematic inspiration, and </span><i>Vertigo</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;in particular (along with </span><i>Psycho</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;and </span><i>Rear Window</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">) frequently alluded to in his filmmaking style and content.</span></b><br /><br />HOW: <b><i>Passion</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;is (as far as I know) only being distributed on&nbsp;</span></b>DCP. It was shot on 35mm but I've yet to hear so much as a rumor of a physical exhibition print existing. The Castro screenings pair it with 35mm screenings of prior De Palma films, however; <b><i>Dressed to Kill</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;on Wednesday, Sep. 4 and </span><i>Femme Fatale</i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;on Thursday, Sep. 5.</span></b><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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