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Murder a La Mod/The Moving Finger
Murder a La Mod/The Moving Finger
Actors: Andra Akers, William Finley, Margo Norton, Jared Martin, Ken Burrows
Directors: Brian De Palma, Larry Moyer
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2006     2hr 41min

Lost horror from Brian De Palma! Love-starved Karen is startled to learn that her boyfriend Christopher earns a living making nudie movies with a creep named Otto (the always odd William Finley). Believing Christopher is o...  more »

     
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Actors: Andra Akers, William Finley, Margo Norton, Jared Martin, Ken Burrows
Directors: Brian De Palma, Larry Moyer
Creators: Ken Burrows, Bruce Torbet, Brian De Palma, Larry Moyer, Carlo Fiore
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 09/12/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1968
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1968
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 2hr 41min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

DePalma's DeMented DeRanged DeBut...
R. A. Bean | knoxville, tn usa | 12/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is director Brian DePalma's directorial debut, and wow, is it ever deranged, demented, delirious, and delicious! A perfect combo of Hitchcock's "Psycho" and Polanski's "Repulsion", and a prelude to up-and-coming snuff films, this is an original film filled to the brim with stark originality and purpose. Told in a very non-linear, back and forth kind of way, this tells the story of Karen, a woman falling in love with Christopher, a porno photographer, stealing some cash to help finance him, and getting killed. This features the great William Finley in his screen debut as Otto, a very creepy, mysterious, silent character that is the prime suspect of the bloody crime. But, as in all of DePalma's thrillers, you can never rely on what you see; so, all is a lie until the end of the film and you realize you were duped by a master filmmaker into believing an illusion. Marvelous twists and turns abound, and such mysterious allusions applenty. Just be sure to keep your eye on the ice pick!
This is a film that is still inspiring filmmakers to this day, including one Quentin Tarantino. His entire storyboarding and shooting style derives from this one film. As many that have tried to copy this rare original masterpiece, none have ever came close.
Breathtaking and intense and hilarious on every level, an ingenious young DePalma set the world on fire with this blazing, scathing, vicious, and hilarious tribute to horror cinema. The young cast are phenominal, and the plot is cooler than ice water. But, as with a lot of DePalma's work this isn't as much about plot as much as it is about being a social commentary on the generation of lost souls. So, in that sense, I guess that (as well as other reasons) makes this just as relevant today as it was back then.
HIGHLY recommended!
Thank you...;o)"
Quite possibly Finley's strangest role yet.
Ron Swarthout | 12/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As the title said, I do believe this is William Finley's weirdest role ever, judging by the films I've seen with him in the cast. Murder a la Mod is simply amazing, in my opinion, but at times it's kind of confusing. Alas, all is resolved in the end, though. Superb movie all in all."
Murder a la Mod is Genius
shootseven | 04/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a great surprise this movie was. If you like De Palma's dark side, this is a must see. This was an innovative film way ahead of its time. It made great use of split screens to follow different characters. William Finley turned his his best performance as the creepy Otto. Findley's perfomance, mostly dialogue free, was very Chaplinesque."