Body Double

1984, 114m, DCP, U.S.

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Screened February 11–17, 2018

Setting out to provoke the MPAA ratings board following his Scarface skirmish, De Palma doubled down on florid tableaux of sex and violence and Hitchcock homages. Voyeur Craig Wasson’s telescopic peeping at Deborah Shelton lands him in a murder plot, with porn actress Melanie Griffith as his only lifeline. Griffith’s terrific performance—she was voted Best Supporting Actress by the National Society of Film Critics—sparked the second act of her career.

A film by Brian De Palma