Paul Schrader Savages Brian De Palma: “Brian Is Trite, Brian Is Artistically Weak”


In a posting on his Facebook page, Paul Schrader began discussion of Jordan Peele’s “Us” about which he said: “It’s quite brilliant. It’s also malarkey. Brilliant malarkey”.

He then responded to someone who talked about the film’s homage to fellow filmmaker Brian De Palma:

“Don’t get me started on Brian DP. I rewatched Redacted last night because I thought that given total artistic freedom he could reach for the stars. And he did. But the stars were beyond his reach. The script is trite, it is weak. That’s because Brian is trite, Brian is artistically weak. Skate fast on thin ice. That’s his story. That’s his con.”

De Palma has directed “Blow Out,” “Carrie,” “Dressed To Kill,” “Scarface,” “The Untouchables,” “Carlito’s Way,” “Body Double,” “Mission: Impossible” and “Casualties of War.” “