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Video: Carrie Official Trailer #1 - John Travolta Movie (1976) HD


Excerpts from Brian De Palma's Carrie And You Thought Your Prom was Terrifying

The Backstory

Director Brian De Palma and George Lucas became friends in film school, and the two famously overlapped their casting call for Carrie and the first Star Wars movie. Some of the mostly unknown players were considered for roles in both films - for example, Katt lost out to Mark Hamill for the role of Luke Skywalker. Both films made the reputation of the cast and the director.

The Director

De Palma owes much to Alfred Hitchcock in his technique and his use of suspense. There's a sly homage to Hitch in the name of Carrie‘s school: Bates High School, a reference to the Bates Motel in Psycho.

With Carrie, De Palma established many of the conventions of the teen horror movie, and employed many of his signature devices - split screens, long shots that make full circles around characters at dizzying speeds, dreamlike, gauzy settings and slow motion, used memorably here in the unapologetically erotic opening sequence in the girl’s shower.

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