Brian De Palma:
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Journal articles

Articles and Books on Individual films


Amis, Martin
"Brian De Palma: the movie brute." In: The moronic inferno: and other visits to America / Martin Amis. p. 79-88. New York, NY: Viking, [1987]
Main Stack E169.02.A6631 1986

Ashbrook, John
The pocket essential Brian De Palma Harpenden : Pocket Essentials, 2000
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Bliss, Michael
Brian De Palma Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1983.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 D3373 1983

Bouzereau, Laurent.
The De Palma cut: the films of America's most controversial director New York: Dembner Books: Distributed by Norton, c1988.
MAIN: PN1998.3.D4 B681 1988
Moffitt: PN1998.3.D4 B68 1988

"Brian De Palma talks to Quentin Tarantino."
In: Film-makers on film-making / edited by John Boorman and Walter Donohue. London : Faber and Faber, 1996. Projections (London, England) ; 5.
Main Stack PN1994.F43912 1996

De Palma, Brian.
Brian De Palma : interviews / edited by Laurence F. Knapp. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2003. Conversations with filmmakers series.
Main Stack PN1998.3.D4.A5 2003

Dworkin, Susan.
Double De Palma: a film study with Brian De Palma New York: Newmarket Press, c1984.
MAIN: PN1997.B67873 D8 1984
Moffitt PN1997.B67873 D8 1984

"Emotion pictures / Brian De Palma talks to Quentin Tarantino." In: Film-makers on film-making / edited by John Boorman and Walter Donohue. London : Faber and Faber, 1996.
Main Stack PN1994.F43912 1996

Fraiman, Susan.
"Spike Lee and Brian De Palma: Scenarios of Race and Rape." In: Cool men and the second sex / Susan Fraiman. New York : Columbia University Press, c2003.
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Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ1090 .F73 2003

Gilbey, Ryan.
"Brian De Palma." In: It don't worry me : the revolutionary American films of the seventies New York : Faber and Faber, c2003.
MAIN: PN1993.5.U65 G55 2003
MOFF: PN1993.5.U65 G55 2003
PFA : PN1993.5.U6 G55 2003

Graham, Allison.
"'The Fallen Wonder of the World': Brian De Palma's Horror Films." In: American horrors : essays on the modern American horror film / edited by Gregory A. Waller. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1987.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 A391 1987
Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 A391 1987
PFA PN1995.9.H6 A391 1987

Hull, Stephanie. Viano, Maurizio.
"The Image of Blacks in the Work of Coppola, De Palma, and Scorsese." In: Beyond the margin: readings in Italian Americana / edited by Paolo A. Giordano and Anthony Julian Tamburri. pp: 169-197. Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, c1998.
Main Stack PS153.I8.B495 1998

MacKinnon, Kenneth
Misogyny in the movies: the De Palma question. Newark: University of Delaware Press; London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, c1990.
MAIN: PN1998.3.D4 M33 1989
Moffitt: PN1998.3.D4 M33 1989;

Peretz, Eyal
Becoming visionary : Brian De Palma's cinematic education of the senses Published: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2008.
MAIN: PN1998.3.D4 P47 2008
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Von Gunden, Kenneth.
Postmodern auteurs: Coppola, Lucas, De Palma, Spielberg, and Scorsese. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1991.
Moffitt: PN1998.2 .V66 1991

Wood, Robin
"Brian De Palma: the politics of castration." In: Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan / Robin Wood. p. 135-61. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986.
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Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.W641 1986
Moffitt PN1993.5.U6.W64 1985.

Journal Articles

Alion, Yves
"Entretien avec Brian De Palma: Femme fatale." Avant Scène Cin?ma, vol. 512, pp. 93-98, May 2002.

Beck, Jay
"Citing the Sound: 'The Conversation,' 'Blow Out,' and the mythological ontology of the soundtrack in '70s film." Journal of Popular Film and Television Wntr 2002 v29 i4 p156(8)
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Braudy, Leo
"The sacraments of genre: Coppola, DePalma, Scorsese." Film Quarterly Spring 1986 v39 p17(12)
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Brown, Royal S..
"Considering De Palma." American Film; Vol.II nr.9 (July-Aug 1977); p.54-61
A look at De Palma, his background, early films and current status after 'Carrie'.

Burdeau, Emmanuel
"L'intouchable." Cahiers du Cinéma; nr.546 (May 2000); p.49-51
On the role and importance of the human body in the films of Brian De Palma.

Button, Simon
"Visceral poetry." Films; Vol.II nr.12 (Nov 1982); p.9-12
A study of the 'aesthetised violence' in Brian De Palma's films.

Daney, Serge; Rosenbaum, Jonathan
"Entretien avec Brian de Palma." Cahiers du Cinéma; nr.334-335 (Apr 1982); p.14-18,127
B. De P. on his films and on US cinema at the present time.

Denby, David; others
"Pornography: love or death?" Film Comment; Vol.XX nr.6 (Nov-Dec 1984); p.29-49
12 experts editorialize on the sexual politics of Brian De Palma's films, and on recent efforts to develop anti-pornography ordinances in the USA.

Douchet, Jean; Bonitzer, Pascal; Daney, Serge
"Douchet d'cortique De Palma." Cahiers du Cinéma; nr.326 (July-Aug 1981); p.IV-V
On the work of De Palma, esp. his reworking of Hitchcock.

Eisen, K..
"The young misogynists of American cinema." Cineaste; Vol.XIII nr.1 (1983); p.31-35
Discusses Toback's, Schrader's and De Palma's involvement of their own preoccupations and feelings in their misogynistic films, among them "Fingers" and "Cat people".

Greven, David
"Misfortune and Men's Eyes." Genders; 2009, Issue 49, p1-1, 1p
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Greven, David
"The most dangerous game: failed male friendship in De Palma's Snake Eyes." CineAction, Issue No. 58 January, 2002 : 52-57.

Jameson, Richard T.
"Audacity, mayhem and images you don't forget: Brian De Palma, the subjject of a monthlong retrospective, has become a genre himself." ('The Responsive Eye: A Brian De Palma Retrospective,' American Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY) The New York Times April 29, 2001 pAR17(N) pAR17(L) col 1 (35 col in)

Kakutani, Michiko
"De Palma: 'I'm much more of a romantic than Hitchcock.'" The New York Times July 19, 1981 v130 s2 pD1(N) pD1(LC) col 3 (60 col in)

Loder, Kurt
"Brian De Palma." (interview) Rolling Stone Dec 17, 1987 n515-16 p157(2)

Mamber, Stephen .
"Parody, intertextuality, signature: Kubrick, DePalma, and Scorsese." (Stanley Kubrick, Brian DePalma, Martin Scorsese) (Film Parody) Quarterly Review of Film and Video, May 1990 v12 n1-2 p29(7)
"The movies of Stanley Kubrick, Brian DePalma and Martin Scorsese share common features of intertextuality and parody. This is illustrated by the movies 'Body Double,' 'The King of Comedy' and 'The Shining.' Common features include intertextual overkill, failed artist nonheroes, daring to be bad parody, conflicted obsessions, self-parody directors' signatures and cultural juxtapositions as parodies." [Expanded Academic Index]

Maslin, Janet
"De Palma acknowledges Hitchcock." The New York Times Oct 19, 1984 v134 p23(N) pC8(L) col 1 (9 col in)

Morales, Juan
"No longer a bad boy, but still his own man." (Brian De Palma) The New York Times Nov 3, 2002 pMT13(N) pMT13(L) col 1

Pomerance, Murray
"Hitchcock Quotes." Quarterly Review of Film & Video; Apr-Jun2006, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p139-154, 16p
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Rafferty, Terrence
"De Palma's American dreams." Sight & Sound; Vol.LIII nr.2 (Spring 1984); p.142-146
Examination of B. De Palma's techniques and some of the themes of his work

Rouyer, Philippe; others Positif; nr.397 (Mar 1994); p.13-36
"Le film criminel am?ricain."
Considers the return to prominence of the crime film in Hollywood, incl. an interview with director Brian De Palma; an appraisal of the work of Clint Eastwood; and interview with C.E. about "A perfect world"; and an interview with producer James Toback about the making of "Bugsy".

Swires, S.
"Things that go bump in the night." Films in Review; Vol.XXIX nr.7 (Aug-Sept 1978); p.403-409
Director Brian De Palma discusses his career.

White, Armond.
"Brian DePalma, Political Filmmaker." Film Comment. May 1991. Vol. 27, Iss. 3; p. 72 (6 pages)
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Books and Articles About Individual Films

The Black Dahlia

Alleva, Richard
"L.A. Stories." Commonweal, 10/6/2006, Vol. 133 Issue 17, p22-23, 2p
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Denby, David.
"The Black Dahlia." New Yorker, 10/16/2006, Vol. 82 Issue 33, p42-43, 2p

Eagan, Daniel.
"Dahlia Deceptions." Film Journal International, Sep2006, Vol. 109 Issue 9, p12-86, 2p
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Fuller, Graham
"Bushwacked By Hollywood." Sight & Sound; Nov2006, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p30-33, 4p
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The article looks at two films, Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia" and Allen Coulter's "Hollywoodland" and their portrayal of the fringe environment in Hollywood. Both films portray Hollywood as callous and evil, and both belong to the broader genre of neo-noir movies. Details about the films' contents and relation to reality are given.

Klawans, Stuart.
"Dead Flowers." Nation, 10/9/2006, Vol. 283 Issue 11, p33-35, 3p
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White, Armond
"The Black Dahlia." Cineaste; Winter2006, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p58-60,
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Taubin, Amy.
"The Black Dahlia." Sight & Sound, Nov2006, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p49-50, 2p
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Toumarkine, Doris
"The Black Dahlia." Film Journal International, Oct2006, Vol. 109 Issue 10, p45-46, 2
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White, Armond
"The Black Dahlia." Cineaste; Winter2006, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p58-60, 3p
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Beck, Jay
"Citing the Sound: 'The Conversation,' 'Blow Out,' and the mythological ontology of the soundtrack in '70s film." Journal of Popular Film and Television Wntr 2002 v29 i4 p156(8)
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Librach, Ronald.
"Sex, lies and audiotape: Politics and heuristics in Dressed to Kill and Blow Out." Literature/Film Quarterly. 1998. Vol. 26, Iss. 3; p. 166 (12 pages)
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Steiner, W.
"Depalma,Brian Romances + 'Dressed To Kill' And 'Blow Out'." Michigan Quarterly Review Volume: 21 Issue: 3 Pages: 384-399, 1982

Westphal, Richard
"When the Screaming Stops: A Look at Blow Out." Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 30-39, Fall 1982

Body Double

Cvetkovich, Ann
"Postmodern Vertigo: The Sexual Politics of Allusion in De Palma's Body Double." In: Hitchcock's rereleased films : from Rope to Vertigo / edited by Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick ; with a foreword by Andrew Sarris. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c1991.
Main Stack PN1998.3.H58.H58 1991
Moffitt PN1998.3.H58.H58 1991

Dhairyman, Sagri
"Between Hysteria and Death: Exploring Spaces for Feminine: Subjectivity in Brian de Palma's The Sisters and Body Double." New Orleans Review, vol. 19, no. 3-4, pp. 183-91, Fall 1992.

Hennelly, Mark M., Jr.
"'Scary Movies': American Horrors and Body Double." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, vol. 11, no. 3-4, pp. 361-68, August 1990.

Jacobson, H.
"Brian Body + Depalma 'Body Double'." Film Comment Volume: 20 Issue: 5 Pages: 9-11, 1984

Pally M.
"Double-Trouble + Interview With Depalma,Brian On 'Body Double'." Film Comment Volume: 20 Issue: 5 Pages: 12-17, 1984

Schreyer, Roberta
"Will the Reel Woman in Body Double Please Stand Up?" In: Bodily discursions : genders, representations, technologies / edited by Deborah S. Wilson and Christine Moneera Laennec. Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, c1997.
Educ/Psych BF697.5.B63.B59 1997

Stengel, Wayne
"Brian DePalma's Body Double and the Shadow of Alfred Hitchcock." New Orleans Review, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 88-93, Fall 1985.

Wood, Robert E.
"You've Got To Act: Escaping the Gaze in De Palma's Body Double." Studies in the Humanities, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 21-30, June 1986.

Bonfire of the Vanities

Acker, Kathy
"Bonfire of the Vanities." (movie reviews) New Statesman & Society Jan 25, 1991 v3 n135 p29(2)

Annan, Gabriele
"Black on Black--Bonfire of the Vanities." (movie reviews) TheSpectator, London; Apr 20, 1991; Vol. 266, Iss. 8493; pg. 46, 2 pgs

Ansen, David
"Bonfire of the Vanities." (movie reviews) Newsweek Dec 24, 1990 v116 n26 p63(1)

Brill, Lesley
"'A Hero for Our Times': Foreign Correspondent, Hero and The Bonfire of the Vanities." Hitchcock Annual. pgs. 3-22, 1995-1996.

Canby, Vincent
"Bonfire of the Vanities." (movie reviews) The New York Times Dec 21, 1990 v140 pB1(N) pC1(L) col 1 (22 col in)

Denby, David
"Bonfire of the Vanities." (movie reviews) New York Jan 7, 1991 v24 n1 p64(2)

Dunkel, Tom
"Critics raise hell over the 'bonfire.'" (production of movie version of "Bonfire of the Vanities" continues under public controversy) Insight on the News June 18, 1990 v6 n25 p56(3)

Fisher, Bob
"The bonfire of the vanities." American Cinematographer; Vol.LXXI nr.11 (Nov 1990); p.45-50,52
Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond discusses his work on "The bonfire of the vanities".

Harkness, John
"Bonfire of the Vanities." (movie reviews) Sight & Sound; Vol.I nr.1 (May 1991); p.42-43

Hill, Mike.
"Can Whiteness Speak? Institutional Anomies, Ontological Disasters, and Three Hollywood Films." In: White trash: race and class in America / edited by Matt Wray and Annalee Newitz. pp: 155-73. New York: Routledge, 1997.
Main Stack E184.A1.W397 1997
Compar Ethn E184.A1.W397 1997

Hitchens, Christopher
"Much Wood, No Fire -- The Bonfire of the Vanities directed by Brian de Palma." TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Feb 8, 1991, Iss. 4584; pg. 16

Kael, Pauline .
"Bonfire of the Vanities." (movie reviews) The New Yorker Jan 14, 1991 v66 n48 p78(2)

Klawans, Stuart
"Bonfire of the Vanities." (movie reviews) The Nation Jan 28, 1991 v252 n3 p100(2)
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Janet Maslin
"You can't make book on the movies." (turning novels into motion pictures) (column) The New York Times Dec 23, 1990 v140 s2 pH13(N) pH13(L) col 5 (14 col in)

Salamon, Julie.
The devil's candy: The Bonfire of the vanities goes to Hollywood / Julie Salamon. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
UCB Main PN1997.B67963 S26 1991
UCB Moffitt PN1997.B67963 S26 1991

Salamon, Julie.
"Looking back at the bonfires, personal and professional." (Brian DePalma) The New York Times June 16, 2002 s0 pAR28(N) pAR28(L) col 1

Schickel, Richard
"Bonfire of the Vanities." (movie reviews) Time Dec 24, 1990 v136 n27 p77(1)
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Travers, Peter
"Bonfire of the Vanities." (movie reviews) Rolling Stone Jan 24, 1991 n596 p43(1)

Vogel, Joan
"Bonfire of the Vanities (The Thinking Man's Redneck: An Upper Class White Man's Fall from Grace) A Symposium on Film and the Law." Oklahoma City University Law Review v. 22 (Spring 1997) p. 203-
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Welsh, James M.
"Bonfire of the Vanities." (movie reviews) Films in Review; Vol.XLII nr.3-4 (Mar-Apr 1991); p.112-113

White, Armond
"Brian DePalma, political filmmaker." Film Comment May-June 1991 v27 n3 p72(6)


Bathrick, S.K.
"Carrie: Ragtime: the horror of growing up female." Jump Cut; nr.14 (Mar 1977); p.7-10

Bernardoni, James
"The Hitchcockian fallacy." In: The new Hollywood: what the movies did with the new freedoms of the seventies / by James Bernardoni. pp: 84-116. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1991.
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.B39 1991

Bliss, Michael.
Brian De Palma. pp: 8-29; 50-71 Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1983. Filmmakers series; no. 6.
Main Stack PN1998.A3.D3373 1983

Bookbinder, Robert.
The Films of the Seventies. pp: 159-61. 1st ed. Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, c1982.
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.B651 1982

Browning, Mark.
"Mind over matter: telekinesis. Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976)." In: Stephen King on the big screen / Mark Browning. Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3561.I483 Z56 2009

Citron, M.
"Carrie meets Marathon man." Jump Cut; nr.14 (Mar 1977); p.10-12
The two film as showing rites of passage into adulthood.

Coykendall, Abigail Lynn.
"Bodies Cinematic, Bodies Politic: The 'Male' Gaze and the 'Female' Gothic in De Palma's Carrie." Journal of Narrative Technique. 30(3):332-63. 2000 Fall.
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Craven, Jenny
"Carrie" (movie review) Films & Filming; Vol.XXIII nr.5 (Feb 1977); p.38-39

Edwards, Kim
"Get Away From Me, You Bitch!" Screen Education; 2006, Issue 41, p92-96, 5p
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"The article focuses on the depiction of mothers and their role in the behavior of their children in movies. Ridley Scott's "Alien" movie series provides a maternal analogy which culminates in the suicide of the heroine, played by Sigourney Weaver, upon discovering she is pregnant with a new alien queen. In Brian de Palma's "Carrie," the title character played by Sissy Spacek commits matricide and suicide through the use of her uncontrollable psychic powers." [Ebsco]

Ehlers, L.A.
"Carrie; Book and Film."Literature/Film Quarterly IX/1, 81; p.32-39. A consideration of theme and method in novel and film reveals a fundamental difference in focus, suggesting that their different media are in the end pointed toward independent goals.

The films of Stephen King : from Carrie to Secret window
Edited by Tony Magistrale. New York ; Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, c2008.
MAIN: PS3561.I483 Z6555 2008
PFA : PS3561.I483 Z6555 2008

Gordon, Norman G.
"Family Structure And Dynamics In Depalma's Horror Films." Psychoanalytic Review (New York: 1963) 70:3 (1983:Fall) 435

Graham, Allison
""The fallen wonder of the world": Brian De Palma's horror films." In: American horrors: essays on the modern American horror film / edited by Gregory A. Waller. p. 129-44 Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1987.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.A391 1987
Moffitt PN1995.9.H6.A39 1987

Greenspun, Roger
"Carrie, and Sally and Leather-face among the film buffs." Film Comment; Vol.XIII nr.1 (Jan-Feb 1977); p.14-17
Critic Greenspun defends "The Texas chain saw massacre" and "Carrie" from the charge that they are mindless, tasteless, violent trash foolishly taken seriously by 'buffs'.

Greven, David
"Medusa in the Mirror: The Split World of Brian De Palma's Carrie, Journal of Entertainment Media Refractory: Double Trouble: Special Issue on Split and Double Screens, Volume 14, 2008.
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Brian De Palma's Carrie obsessively thematizes splitting in myriad forms, both formally and thematically. On a meta-textual level, the film’s thematic of splitting represents the director’s highly productive agon with the cinema of Alfred Hitchcock. In this film, De Palma intertextually engages with Hitchcock’s career-long concerns with femininity and identification. Carrie’s most potent theme, however, is the violent splitting of the mother-daughter relationship in patriarchy. Carrie unsettles the Oedipal narrative into which Freud inserted female psychosexual development. The film demands – by manifesting – a different mythic narrative of feminine identity and power from the Freudian Oedipal one, one that nods towards an alternative archetypal narrative: the myth of Persephone, her abduction by Hades to the underworld and her mother Demeter’s world-destroying grief.?

Kakmi, Dmetri
"Myth and Magic in De Palma's Carrie." Senses of Cinema: an Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious & Eclectic Discussion of Cinema. 3:(no pagination). 2000

Keesey, Douglas.
"Patriarchal Mediations of Carrie: The Book, the Movie, and the Musical." In: Imagining the worst: Stephen King and the representation of women / edited by Kathleen Margaret Lant and Theresa Thompson. pp: 31-45. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998. Contributions to the study of popular culture; no. 67
Main Stack PS3561.I483.Z72 1998

Kelly, Alison M.
"The Queen Bee, the Prom Queen, and the Girl Next Door: Teen Hierarchical Structures in Carrie." In: The films of Stephen King : from Carrie to Secret window / edited by Tony Magistrale. New York ; Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3561.I483 Z6555 2008 AVAILABLE
Pacific Film Archive PS3561.I483 Z6555 2008

Kilker, Robert
"All Roads Lead to the Abject: The Monstrous Feminine and Gender Boundaries in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining."" Literature Film Quarterly; 2006, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p54-63, 10p
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"The article compares Stanley Kubrick's film "The Shining" with Brian de Palma's 1976 film "Carrie." Much like Jack Torrance in "The Shining," Carrie White is a victim of repressive patriarchal social institutions. Both Jack's and Carrie's acts of violence may, in their own ways be read as the results of institutionalized repression. However, neither Carrie nor "The Shining" offers patriarchal repression as the only source of monstrosity. Both films instead present a range of horrors, asking us to be afraid of repression while at the same time suggesting that certain things just need to be repressed. But one of the things that distinguish this film from Carrie is that the possessor of the psychic power in "The Shining" can be strong without it and need not be utterly destroyed by it." [EBSCO]

Lindsey, Shelley Stamp
"Horror, Femininity, and Carrie's Monstrous Puberty." Journal of Film and Video XLIII/4, Winter 91; p.33-44.
Considers the depiction of young women in contemporary US horror films, esp. finding Brian De Palma's portrayal of femininity in "Carrie" represented as the real threat.
also in: The dread of difference: gender and the horror film / edited by Barry Keith Grant. 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996. Texas film studies series.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.D74 1996

Magill's Survey of Cinema: English Language Films. Second Series. v1 pp:408-11

New York Times (review), (Sept. 17, 1976), Sect II, p 6

New York Times (review), (Dec. 12, 1976), Sect II, p13

New Yorker, v52 (Nov. 22, 1976), pp: 177-80

Magistrale, Tony.
Hollywood's Stephen King New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
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Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3561.I483 Z758 2003)

Matusa, Paula
"Corruption and Catastrophe: DePalma's "Carrie"." Film Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Autumn, 1977), pp. 32-38
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Paul, William.
"Menstruation, Monstrosity, Mothers." In: Laughing, screaming : modern Hollywood horror and comedy / New York : Columbia University Press, c1994.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 P35 1994

Rosen, D.
"Carrie" (movie review) Cineaste; Vol.VIII nr.1 (Summer 1977); p.37-40

Stuart, Andrea
"Phantoms and fantasies." Films & Filming; Vol.XXIII nr.3 (Dec 1976); p.10-13
De Palma discusses his films in particular, 'Phantom of the Paradise', 'Carrie' and 'Obsession'; his career as a film-maker and the people he has worked with.

Short, Sue
"Maternal Monsters and Motherly Mentors: Failed Initiations in Carrie and Carrie II." In: Misfit sisters : screen horror as female rites of passage Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
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Swires, S.
"Carrie" (movie review) Films in Review; Vol.XXVII nr.1 (Jan 1977); p.59-60

Village Voice (review), (Nov. 29, 1976), p53

Village Voice (review), (Dec. 6, 1976), p59-60

Williams, Tony
"The King Adaptations." In: Hearths of darkness: the family in the American horror film / Tony Williams. Madison [New Jersey]: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c1996.
UCB Main PN1995.9.H6 W46 1996
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 W46 1996

Casualties of War

Ansen, David
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) Newsweek August 21, 1989 v114 n8 p58(1)

Barra, Allen
"Full Mental Jack-Off." The Village Voice Aug 22, 1989; Vol. 34, Iss. 34;pg. 43

Barra, Allen
"Welcome to the Jungle." The Village Voice, Aug 22, 1989; Vol. 34, Iss.34; pg. 37

"Brian De Palma's guilty pleasures." (This is like listening to a shrink and a neuro-surgeon talking shop over a lunch of blood sausage at the Melody Burlesk. More organ music, please.)
Film Comment May-June 1987 v23 n3 p52(2)

Canby, Vincent
"My hero may be your stoolie." (Casualties of War continues motion picture theme of conscience versus conformity) The New York Times August 27, 1989 v138 s2 pH1(N) pH1(L) col 1 (35 col

Canby, Vincent
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) The New York Times August 18, 1989 v138 pB1(N) pC10(L) col 4 (22 col in)

Denby, David
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) New York August 28, 1989 v22 n34 p53(2)

Eberwein, Robert.
"Bodies, Weapons: Casualties of War." In: Armed forces: masculinity and sexuality in the American war film / Robert Ebe New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007.
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Fender, Stephen
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) Times Literary Supplement Feb 9, 1990 n4532 p147(1)

Fuchs, Cynthia
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews)Cineaste; Vol.XVII nr.3 (1990); p.40-42

Grant, E.
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) Films in Review; Vol.XL nr.12 (Dec 1989); p.615-616

Henderson, Steven
"Patriotic Gore: DePalma as Sage." The Christian Century, Oct 18,1989; Vol. 106, Iss. 30; pg. 925, 2 pgs

Goetsch, Paul
"Atrocities in Vietnam War Movies: The Direction of Sympathies in Casualties of War." In: Modern war on stage and screen = Der moderne Krieg auf der Buhne / edited by Wolfgang Gortschacher and Holger Klein. Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c1997.
Main Stack PN1650.W3.M64 1997

Hluchy, Patricia
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) Maclean's August 21, 1989 v102 n34 p46(1)

Ingersoll, Earl G.
"The construction of masculinity in brian De Palma's film Casualties of War." Journal of Men's Studies. Vol 4(1), Aug 1995, pp. 25-41
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"Discusses what is described as disturbing encoding of gender constructions in the 1989 B. De Palma film Casualties of War, that explored the motivation of US soldiers in Vietnam for involvement in criminal acts. The author analyzes 2 characters' homophobic assault on another character for his resistance to participation in a gang-rape, suggesting that it portrays men using the norm of homophobia to enforce social conformity with the male role. The author suggests that the film seems unwilling to focus on the paradoxically homoerotic desire in the performance of aggressive (hetero)sexuality for the male audience in one character's homophobic attacks. One other phenomenon the film is seen as circumventing is a more sophisticated notion of gender, where it is understood in such a context as the result of being in a position of exposure or vulnerability (Vietnam). In this context, the masculine must always see itself as engaged in a fight for existence against the feminine. In this sense, Vietnam was has been brought home as a metaphor for efforts to reconstruct American masculinity." [PsychInfo]

Kael, Pauline
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) The New Yorker August 21, 1989 v65 n27 p76(4)

Kauffmann, Stanley
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) The New Republic Oct 2, 1989 v201 n14 p26(3)

Klawans, Stuart
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) The Nation Sept 4, 1989 v249 n7 p252(1)
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McMahon, Kathryn
"Casualties of war: history, realism, and the limits of exclusion." Journal of Popular Film and Television Spring 1994 v22 n1 p12(10)
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"Casualties of war" is studied as an example of war films being retroactive productions of meaning, depicting a past uncontainable within processes of signification.

Muse, E.J.; Spear, B.
"The land of Nam: romance and persecution in Brian DePalma's Casualties of war./ Political morality and historical understanding in Casualties of war." Literature/Film Quarterly; Vol.XX nr.3 (1992); p.205-212,243-248
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"In its reluctance to face up to the issues of the Vietnam War, Hollywood is increasingly presenting the conflict in terms of mythology. Likens Brian De Palma's "Casualties of war" to Arthurian legend; plus an essay showing how De Palma's film distances itself from the dilemmas of the real-life event - the rape and murder of a Vietnamese woman - which inspired it." [FIAF]

Norman, Michael
"Brian de Palma explores Vietnam and its victims." (motion picture "Casualties of War") The New York Times August 13, 1989 v138 s2 pH13(N) pH13(L) col 1 (30 co

Rafferty, Terrance
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews)Sight and Sound Winter 1989 v59 n1 p62(1)

Rainer, Peter
"Casualties of War." (video recording reviews) American Film April 1990 v15 n7 p52(1)

Robinson, Brian
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) Canadian Dimension Oct 1989 v23 n7 p48(1)

Schickel, Richard
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) Time August 21, 1989 v134 n8 p54(1)

Shipman, David
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) Contemporary Review Feb 1990 v256 n1489 p102(1)

Simon, John
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) National Review Sept 29, 1989 v41 n18 p63(2)

Smith, Gavin
"Body count: Rabe and De Palma's wargasm." (Brian De Palma and David Rabe's new film "Casualties of War") Film Comment July-August 1989 v25 n4 p49(4)

Spear, Bruce
"Political Morality and Historical Understanding in Casualties of War." Literature/FilmQuarterly, 1992; Vol. 20, Iss. 3; pg. 243
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Szamuely, George
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) Insight on the News Sept 7, 1989 n560 p31(1)

Travers, Peter
"Casualties of War." (movie reviews) Rolling Stone Sept 4, 1989 v5 n36 p63(1)

Van Gelder, Lawrence
"De Palma's new film." (Casualties of War) The New York Times Feb 26, 1988 v137 p14(N) pC8(L) col 1 (11 col in)

Vineberg, Steve
"DePalma in Vietnam." The Threepenny Review, No. 42 (Summer, 1990), pp. 25-27
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Weber, Bruce
"Cool head, hot images." (Brian De Palma) . The New York Times Magazine May 21, 1989 v138 p24 col 1 (130 col in)

Dressed to Kill

Asahina, Robert
"Dressed to kill." (movie review) The New Leader August 11, 1980 v63 p27(1) P>
Asselle, G.; Gandhy, B.
"Dressed to kill." Screen; Vol.XXIII nr.3-4 (Sept-Oct 1982); p.137-143
A discussion of the film and the reasons for the feminist protests against it.

Billanti, D.
"Dressed to kill." (movie review)Films in Review; Vol.XXXI nr.8 (Oct 1980); p.497

Canby, Vincent
"Dressed to kill." (movie review) The New York Times July 25, 1980 v129 sC pC10 col 1 (31 col in)

Gordon, Norman G. and Gordon, Anaruth.
"De Palma's "Dressed to Kill": Erotic Imagery and Primitive Aggression." American Imago 39:3 (1982:Fall) 273

Harper, P.B..
"Playing in the dark: privacy, public sex, and the erotics of the cinema venue." Camera Obscura; nr.30 (May 1993); p.92-111
'Public' and 'private' sexual activity in De Palma's "Dressed to kill" and Ripploh's "Taxi zum Klo".

Greven, David.
"Misfortune and Men's Eyes: Voyeurism, Sorrow, and the Homosocial in Three Early Brian De Palma Films." Genders, 2009, Issue 49, p1-1, 1p
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Harper, Phillip Brian.
"Playing in the Dark: Privacy, Public Sex, and the Erotics of the Cinema Venue." Camera Obscura, Sep92, Issue 30, p92-111, 20p
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Hendershot, Cyndy.
"The Possession of the Male Body: Masculinity in The Italian, Psycho, and Dressed to Kill." Readerly/Writerly Texts: Essays on Literature, Literary/Textual Criticism, & Pedagogy. 2(2):75-112. 1995 Spring-Summer.

Lehman, Ernest
"The razor's edge." American Film; Vol.VI nr.3 (Dec 1980); p.8,10
Lehman writes satirically on the merits of "Dressed to kill", and its references to Hitchcock.

Leitch, Thomas M.
"How to steal from Hitchcock." In: After Hitchcock : influence, imitation, and intertextuality / edited by David Boyd and R. Barton Palmer. 1st ed. Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2006.
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Librach, Ronald.
"Sex, lies and audiotape: Politics and heuristics in Dressed to Kill and Blow Out." Literature/Film Quarterly. 1998. Vol. 26, Iss. 3; p. 166 (12 pages)
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Considers feminist charges against the films of Brian De Palma and the political nature of his work, focusing on "Dressed to kill" and "Blow out".

Maslin, Janet
"Dressed to kill." (movie review)The New York Times August 11, 1980 v129 sC pC15 col 1 (10 col in)

Morris, Gary
"Dressed to kill and No place to Go." Film Comment;Vol.XVI nr.5 (Sept-Oct 1980); p.54-55
Challenges the favourable reviews given by US film cirtics.

Smith Gavin
"Dressed to Kill." Film Comment, Jul/Aug 2001; Vol. 37, Iss. 4; pg. 78, 1 pgs

Steiner, W.
"Depalma,Brian Romances + 'Dressed To Kill' And 'Blow Out'." Michigan Quarterly Review Volume: 21 Issue: 3 Pages: 384-399, 1982

Stengel, Wayne.
"Voyeurism as Crime in Brian DePalma's Dressed To Kill." New Orleans Review. 14(3):78-83. 1987 Fall.

Wood, Peter
"'Dressed to kill' - how a film changes from 'X' to 'R.'." The New York Times July 20, 1980 v129 s2 pD13 col 1 (44 col in)


Ansen, David
"The Hollywood War Frong." Newsweek; 10/8/2007, Vol. 150 Issue 15, p66-67, 2p,
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Arthur, Paul
"Atrocity Exhibitions." Film Comment; Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p52-55, 4p
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"An atrocity unseen." Economist; 10/13/2007, Vol. 385 Issue 8550, p100-100, 1/2p,
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Bennett, Bruce.
"Framing terror: Cinema, docudrama and the 'War on Terror'." Studies in Documentary Film, 2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p209-225, 17p
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Briley, Ron.
"Redacted - Directed by Brian De Palma and Battle for Haditha - Directed by Nick Broomfield." Peace & Change; Jul2009, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p398-402, 5p
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Carruthers, Susan.
"Redacted." Journal of American History, Jun2008, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p284-285, 2p
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Cashill, Robert.
"Outside the Green Zone: An Interview with Brian De Palma." Cineaste, Winter2007, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p6-12, 7p
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"The article presents an interview with motion picture director Brian De Palma. When asked how he came up with the film "Redacted" that was supposed to be a documentary film, De Palma said that as he research the Internet he kept coming across soldiers' blogs, blogs by their wives, montages of casualties, chat rooms, and YouTube postings of people ranting. He said that he liked working in high definition." [Ebsco]

Chare, Nicholas.
"Warring Pixels: Cultural Memory, Digital Testimony, and the Conflict in Iraq." Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, Aug2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p333-346, 13p
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Denby, David.
"Redacted." New Yorker, 12/3/2007, Vol. 83 Issue 38, p28-28,
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Jones, Kent.
"Redacted." Film Comment, Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p39-40, 2p
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Kaufman, Anthony.
"Brian De Palma Explains Himself." The Village Voice. Oct 3-Oct 9, 2007. Vol. 52, Iss. 40; pg. 76, 2 pgs
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Kroenert, Tim
"Truth the first casualty of war film." Eureka Street; 12/5/2008, Vol. 18 Issue 24, p32-33, 2p
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Nelson, Rob.
"Hey, You -- Cut It Out: Brian De Palma on Redacted." Cinema Scope, Winter2008, Issue 33, p14-19, 6p
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Pisters, Patricia.
"Logistics of Perception 2.0: Multiple Screen Aesthetics in Iraq War Films." Film-Philosophy, 2010, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p232-252, 21p
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Provencher, Ken
"Redacted's Double Vision." Film Quarterly Sep 2008, Vol. 62, No. 1: 32–38.
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Scott, A. O.
"Rage, Fear and Revulsion: At War With the War." New York Times, 11/16/2007, p1, 0p;

Straw, Mark.
"The guilt zone: Trauma, masochism and the ethics of spectatorship in Brian De Palma's Redacted (2007)." Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Feb2010, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p91-105, 15p
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Westwell, Guy.
"Redacted." Sight & Sound, May2008, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p79-80, 2p
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White, Rob.
"On Looking Back." Film Quarterly, Fall2008, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p4-5, 2p
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Baumbach, Jonathan
"Scarface." (movie reviews) Commonweal Feb 24, 1984 v111 p116(2)

Bogue, Ronald
"De Palma's postmodern 'Scarface' and the simulacrum of class." (Brian De Palma's movie) Criticism Wntr 1993 v35 n1 p115(15)

Buckley, Michael
"Scarface." (movie reviews) Films in Review; Vol.XXXV nr.2 (Feb 1984); p.108

Canby, Vincent
"Scarface." (movie reviews) The New York Times Dec 9, 1983 v133 p18(N) pC18(L) col 1 (26 col in)

Chute, David
"Scarface." (movie reviews) Film Comment Feb 1984 v20 p66(5)

Cleaver, T.M.
"Scarface."American Cinematographer; Vol.LXIV nr.12 (Dec 1983); p.58-61
Discussion of the technical methods employed by John A. Alonzo during his shooting of "Scarface".

Coleman, John
"Scarface." (movie reviews) New Statesman Feb 3, 1984 v107 p28(2)

Corliss, Richard .
"Scarface." (movie reviews) Time Dec 5, 1983 v122 p96(1)

Diego, Catherine Don.
"Hits, whacks, and smokes: the celluloid gangster as horror icon." Post Script, 2002, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p87-98, 12p

Geduld, Harry M.
"Overkill: Reactions to Scarface. Humanist, Mar/Apr84, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p39-40, 2p
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Goodman, Walter
"Is there a moral limit to the violence in films?" The New York Times Dec 18, 1983 v133 s2 pH1(N) pH1(L) col 1 (39 col in)

Jaehne, Karen
"Scarface." (movie reviews) Cineaste; Vol.XIII nr.3 (1984); p.48-50

Kael, Pauline
"A De Palma movie for people who don't like De Palma movies." In: State of the art / Pauline Kael. 1st ed.p. 100-106. New York: Dutton, c1985.
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Kauffmann, Stanley
"Scarface." (movie reviews) The New Republic Jan 9, 1984 v190 p24(2)

Roberts, Marilyn.
"Scarface, The Great Gatsby, and the American Dream." Literature Film Quarterly, 2006, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p71-78, 8p
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Salamon, Linda Bradley
""Looking for Richard" in history: postmodern villainy in Richard III and Scarface." Journal of Popular Film and Television; Vol.XXVIII nr.2 (Summer 2000); p.54-63
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Examines the qualities of Shakepeare's Richard III and the ways they inform such films as "Looking for Richard", "Richard III", and "Scarface".

Simon, John
"Scarface." (movie reviews) National Review Feb 10, 1984 v36 p50(2)

Weinraub, Bernard.
"20 Years Later, Pacino's 'Scarface' Resonates With a Young Audience." (The Arts/Cultural Desk) The New York Times Sept 23, 2003 pE1 col 01 (24 col in)

Welsch, Tricia
"At work in the Genre Laboratory: Brian DePalma's Scarface." Journal of Film and Video, Spring/Summer 1997; Vol. 49, Iss. 1/2; pg. 39, 13 pgs
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Dhairyam S.
"Between Hysteria And Death - Exploring Spaces For Feminine - Subjectivity In Depalma,Brian The 'Sisters' And 'Body Double' New Orleans Review Volume: 19 Issue: 3-4 Pages: 183-191 Fal-Win 1992

The Untouchables

Ansen, David
"The Untouchables." (movie reviews) Newsweek June 8, 1987 v109 p78(1)

Bouchard, Norma
"Between postmodern parody and generic hybridization : the gangsters of Brian De Palma's The untouchables." In: Mafia movies : a reader / edited by Dana Renga. Toronto ; Buffalo [N.Y.] : University of Toronto Press, c2011.
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Brewer, Gaylord.
"Hoffa and The Untouchables: Mamet's Brutal Orders of Authority." Literature-Film Quarterly v28, n1 (Jan, 2000):28 (6 pages).
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The author examine the use of brutality in motion pictures by David Mamet. Topics include dialog, use, irony and narrative structure.

Canby, Vincent.
"The Untouchables." (movie reviews) New York Times v136 (Wed, June 3, 1987):20(N), C17(L), col 2, 20 col in.

Carroll, Dennis.
"The Recent Mamet Films: 'Business' versus Communion." In: David Mamet: a casebook / [edited by] Leslie Kane. pp: 175-90 New York: Garland Pub., 1992. Series title: Garland reference library of the humanities; Casebooks on modern dramatists; vol. 12. Series title: Garland reference library of the humanities; vol. 1211.
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Corliss, Richard
"Shooting up the box office; ripe violence and gangster flash make The Untouchables the new sleeper hit." Time June 22, 1987 v129 p78(2)
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De Stefano, George
"Italian Americans: Family Lies." Film Comment, Jul 1987; Vol. 23,Iss. 4; pg. 22

Denby, David
"The Untouchables." (movie reviews) New York June 8, 1987 v20 p68(2)

Geduld, Harry M.
"The untouchables." (movie reviews) The Humanist Sept-Oct 1987 v47 p43(1)

Gross, John.
"The Untouchables." (column) (movie reviews) New York Times v136, sec2 (Sun, June 28, 1987):H31(N), H31(L), col 1, 25 col in.

Harrell, Alfred D..
"The untouchables: a search for period flavor." American Cinematographer; Vol.LXVIII nr.7 (July 1987); p.82-86,88-90
Cinematographer Stephen Burum discusses his photographic technique on "The untouchables".

Kael, Pauline .
"The Untouchables." (movie reviews) The New Yorker June 29, 1987 v63 p70(3)

Kauffmann, Stanley
"The Untouchables." (movie reviews) The New Republic Oct 2, 1989 v201 n14 p26(3)

Kennedy, Eugene.
"Capone's Chicago stirs again for 'The Untouchables'." (new movie) New York Times v136, sec2 (Sun, Jan 4, 1987):H17(N), H17(L), col 1, 56 col in.

Maslin, Janet.
"The Untouchables." (column) (movie reviews) New York Times v136, sec2 (Sun, June 21, 1987):H19(N), H19(L), col 5, 24 col in.

Penman, Ian
"Film reviews: blimps, pimps, crims and croppers." In: Vital signs: music, movies and other manias / Ian Penman. p. 272-94. London; [New York]: Serpent's Tail, c1998.
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Rafferty, Terrence
"The Untouchables." (movie reviews) The Nation June 27, 1987 v244 p900(3)
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Rose, S.
"The Untouchables." (movie reviews)Films in Review; Vol.XXXVIII nr.8-9 (Aug-Sept 1987); p.427-428

Salamon, Julie.
"The Untouchables." (column) (movie reviews) Wall Street Journal (Thu, June 4, 1987):20(W), 28(E), col 1, 23 col in.

Schickel, Richard
"The Untouchables." (movie reviews) Time June 8, 1987 v129 p83(1)

Schruers, Fred
"The Untouchables." (movie reviews) Rolling Stone, Mar 26, 1987, Iss. 496; pg. 47

Sunness, S.
"The Untouchables." (movie reviews) Cineaste; Vol.XVI nr.1-2 (1987-88); p.70-71

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