Of course, he was young once, we all were. But the first thing I remember him in is World According Garp. He played Roberta and did a great job in that role. So imagine my shock when I turn on the TV tonight and a movie's just started and there's Lithegow.
I'm so tired, I didn't care what the film was or that it had started. It had a seventies look to it and I quickly realized it was Brian De Palma -- his style is immediately recognizable. I recognize Cliff Robertson and realize it's Obsession which I remember from the drive-in. I don't think I've seen it since then. And there's John Lithegow. I thought his first film with De Palma was Raising Cane but there's Lithegow in this 1976 film. And he's got a head of blond hair.
Raising Cane is a film I fault De Palma for. It has such a rich look. And De Palma loves to show us gore and blood and flesh. So far so good. But it has Steven Bauer in it and he was so hot at that time. But even though he's got a bed scene, you really don't get anything, not even a nice tracking shot of Bauer's fine, fine chest.
De Palma, you let me down on that one!
When you have someone that sexy, you run with it.
I can't narrow down a favorite film by DePalma. I love them all. And I think he's one of the country's finest directors.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"