Dressed to Kill
DIRECTOR: BRIAN DE PALMA
CAST: ANGIE DICKINSON, MICHAEL CAINE, NANCY ALLEN
SCREENPLAY - BRIAN DE PALMA
MUSIC - PINO DONAGGIO
A giallo in New York, this brilliantly conceived, technically astonishing Psycho riff brings Hitchcock’s simmering sex and violence to the foreground. Angie Dickinson is a lonely, bourgeois housewife who gets her groove back, only to meet a sticky end at the hands of a cross-dressing monster; Nancy Allen is the prostitute and witness forced to help solve the case to save her own neck. Sloooow-motion suspense, dastardly shocks, split-screen, an eerie-poetic score by Pino Donaggio, and the greatest museum scene in all of cinema (yes, we said it): Dressed to Kill is ultimate, undeniable De Palma, offering complete mastery from first image to last.