Friday, September 29, 2006


UPDATED: It's a close call, but I'll have to crown Carrie the winner of this particular match. Blade Runner is amazing - it's the most fully realized vision of a possible future since Metropolis. But I love every moment of Carrie, from the God's-eye view of a highschool gym class that opens the film to the porno-synth that accompanies the mean girls' detention to the closeup of Nancy Allen tonguing her overripe red lips as she executes the humiliation of poor Carrie White. But most of all, I love the performances, particularly Piper Laurie as the homicidally repressed Mrs. White and (of course) Sissy Spacek as Carrie - they're the strongest performances in the De Palma canon, and they give an already perfectly crafted film depth and pathos.

2 comments:

Sam said...

Blade Runner

Mothwitness said...

Carrie