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Veteran director Brian De Palma picks up award at Venice Film Festival

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 01:24

Legendary filmmaker Brian De Palma collects Jaeger-LeCoultre Flory to the Filmmaker 2015 Award at Venice Film Festival. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Veteran American director Brian de Palma, 75, said on Wednesday (September 9) at the Venice Film Festival that his advice to young filmmakers is they must never give up, but they also need luck and a sense of humour in order to succeed. De Palma appeared later on the red carpet as he was being honoured for a career spanning half a century, which has included "Scarface" (1983) with Al Pacino, the Chicago gangster film "The Untouchables" (1987) and the launch of the Tom Cruise "Mission: Impossible" franchise in 1996. The director's appearance at the festival coincides with the screening of the documentary "De Palma", by filmmakers Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, based on 30 to 40 hours of filmed interviews with De Palma made about five years ago. Asked to identify his favourites among his 39 commercial films, plus dozens of other projects, De Palma demurred, saying it was like asking a parent to name his favourite child. "De Palma" will screen in the US at the New York Film Festival on September 30, 2015.

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Veteran director Brian De Palma picks up award at Venice Film Festival

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 01:24