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Was Darth Vader Actually Created By Brian DePalma?

(YouTube Link) The similarities between Brian DePalma’s misanthropic main character in rock opera Phantom of the Paradise and Darth Vader of Star Wars (and heavy breathing) fame are undeniable, and one of the most overlooked influences in the history of geekdom. Here’s a blurb which describes the Phantom and illustrates the similarities between the two characters: He’s a [...]

The Late Movies: Dancing in the Dark

“Dancing in the Dark” was a huge hit for Bruce Springsteen in 1984. Its music video, directed by Brian DePalma, featured a young Courteney Cox — in a live performances of the song, the video showed Springsteen inviting Cox onstage for a quick dance. This pattern repeated in virtually all future performances of the song, [...]