De Niro & De Palma The Early Films 12/11/18
No 1960s film student had more on the ball than Brian De Palma, who enlisted a smart group of collaborators to pull together his voyeuristic student-filmmaking, Alfred Hitchcock-worshiping early experimental pictures — especially budding actor Robert De Niro. In these three early features The Wedding Party, Greetings and Hi, Mom! we can feel the director being influenced in multiple directions — do ensemble comedy and Godard-esque minimalism have a future? Jill Clayburgh, Gerrit Graham, William Finley, Charles Durning, Jennifer Salt, Allen Garfield, Paul Bartel and Rutanya Alda think so. On Blu-ray from Arrow Video.