Does De Palma have a hit with "Passion" ? Nov 27, 2012 22:34:31 GMT -5
Post by kinglear on Nov 27, 2012 22:34:31 GMT -5
The second half gets really interesting but I think the film loses of a bit of focus. Again, I need to re-see it to clarify where dreams start and end... and start up again. I won't give away the ending except to say that it was so similar to Dressed to Kill that it made me slightly uncomfortable. Was it a parody? There's certainly a twist. But even the Pino Donaggio score (which I loved overall) employed the same music cues from Dressed to Kill.
I think the film owes a lot not just to Love Crime, on which it was based, but also to Robert Altman's 3 Women. If you haven't seen that film, check in out!
In this clip www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P66qd-Z4YQ&feature=player_embedded
the ending credits score sounds very similar to the score in "Dressed to Kill." Towards the very end of this clip I even hear identical notes from the "Dressed to Kill" soundtrack, right at the 3:07 mark in this video clip. It's one of those self-reflexive "wink wink" moments. I saw "3 Women" a few years ago and it was horror and comedy at the same time. I haven't seen "Passion," but I think 3 Women is signifcant in the sense of people trying on each other's identities and the ever-present thing called possession. It's funny, I wonder if the movie "Christine" based on the Stephen King novel and starring Keith Gordon ever entered De Palma's mind in relation to the character Christine. I know Christine was also in the original "Love Crime," but the theme of possession. The book and film "Christine" is about a hot car that takes possession of a teen. Maybe that's just me reaching too far. LOL Also, dare I say the connection to "3 Women" relates to the fact that Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace are playing against type just as Sissy Spacek's midfilm switch to a mean girl in "3 Women" is Sissy playing against type, just as Christine sees herself in Isabelle and Isabelle sees herself in Christine. Ok, yeah I'm obsessed.